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Top Free Summer Things To Do in Telluride, Colorado

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Telluride, one of Colorado's great winter ski destinations, is also a great summer place to visit, and Telluride Alpine Lodging has complied a list of the top free things to do in town.

Telluride Gondola
Here's the destination's ‘to-do' list (in no particular order) for visitors to enjoy.

  • Gondola Ride. Catch a ride on the free Gondola that connects the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village. Open 275 days per year from 7am to Midnight (2 a.m. on big festival weekends), this scenic ride is a must do. The short, 11 minute ride will leave first-time riders speechless as they are surrounded by 13,000 foot peaks.
  • Bridal Veil Falls. Where is Colorado's tallest waterfall? Bridal Veil Falls is right in Telluride's backyard and is accessible by hike, bike, or 4 wheel vehicle. This is a beautiful historic site to see while visiting Telluride. This is one of the best photo opportunities in Telluride, so a camera is a must.
  • Farmers Market. South Oak Street becomes packed with regional farmers, fresh produce, and local crafts every Friday afternoon. Telluride residents and visitors take an afternoon stroll through the Farmers Market and support local growers.
  • Telluride Town Park. There is no better place to spend an afternoon in the summertime sunshine than Telluride's Town Park. When Town Park Stage isn't being used for a major festival, take advantage of the kid's fishing pond, playground, soccer & softball fields, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, skateboard park, and more.
  • Free Festival Events. The town's famous summer festival season provides free events for locals and visitors.
  • St. Sophia Nature Center. Located at the halfway station of the Gondola, the Nature Center features wildlife exhibits, hiking trails, and the beautiful scenery.
  • Adventure Rock. Test your rock climbing/bouldering skills on the giant climbing rock in Mountain Village. Shoes and an assistant are available at climbing boulder.
  • Mountain Village Bike Park. The brand new bike park offers numerous trails for downhill riders of various levels and skills.
  • Fireside Chats. Every other Thursday, the Telluride Museum presents fireside chats with intimate history lessons of Telluride and its surrounding regions. Fun for the entire family.
  • Elk Pond. Fish two of Mountain Village's stocked ponds (Across from Boot Doctor's and MV Fire station). Also be sure to check out Bootdoctors' free fly fishing clinics offered throughout the summer.
  • Sunset Concert Series. Each Wednesday, Mountain Village presents an up-and-coming musical performers to the sunset plaza. Bring a blanket, some food, and dancing shoes.
  • Mountainfilm's Outdoor Series. Stretch out under the stars and watch a selection of films from past Mountainfilm Festival entries.
  • Hiking. The hiking in Telluride can't be beat. Almost any trail is going to provide a breathe-taking view and sometimes even a look at old mining structures still intact. Some popular hikes around town are: Bear Creek, Jud Wiebe, Imogene, Sneffels Highline, Ajax, and Blue & Silver Lakes.

Telluride Alpine Lodging offers a varied range of vacation rental accommodations throughout Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado. We feature a large selection of hotel rooms, one, two and three bedroom condominiums and premier homes - each offering a diverse range in location, décor and price. For more information, visit the Web site at www.telluridelodging.com