Saturday, November 2, 2013

CO Driving Trip - Telluride - 9/13/2013

Telluride began as a silver and gold mining camp and became a town in 1878.  A number of other minerals were also mined in the area in the early years.  Skiing became the major economic activity for the town around 1972.  The town has 2,300 residents who cater to the tourist that visit year-round.  Telluride has many ties to the old western folk lore as well as modern culture.  The town has more festivals than just about any other city in the US.  Telluride is a destination...don't miss it.

We stayed in the Mountain Village which is in the mountains above Telluride.  It is primarily as ski resort area with many nice lodges and homes.

The Telluride - Mountain Village towns have a cable car system that makes travel to the ski slopes and into town easy to do no matter what the weather brings.  Sigrid and I rode all over the area on the system.

We were there to see the first snowfall of the season in the higher elevations of the mountains.

Here are a couple of views of Telluride from the top of the ski slopes.  Telluride is in a box canyon on the San Miguel River.  The river is feed by the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls.

Main Street Telluride getting ready for another festival.  This one is the Blues & Brews Festivale.  You can see Bridal Veil Falls in the background.

So many of the homes and buildings are from the 1800's but have been totally renovated....this is high priced real estate.

We are off now to visit family in Brighton, CO.  Brighton is one of the suburbs of Denver.

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