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What does Telluride have to offer during the summer?

18 Mar 2011
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Summer in Telluride

Most people think of Telluride as primarily a winter destination - dramatic cliffs and mountain tops smothered in white, fluffy snow. Skiing flying down the slopes & bars jumping with apres ski enthusiasm. That image of Telluride is very true!

HOWEVER, for those who have visited in the summer months, are well aware of the spoils of Telluride in the summertime. Telluride and the mountains surrounding us spring to life in the summer. Waterfalls cascade off Bridal Veil Falls and Ingram Falls, wildflowers bloom the summer calendar is filled with music, food and arts festivals. Hikers, bikers, climbers, as well as camping, fishing and rafting enthusiasts scale the mountains around Telluride on their latest adventure. Mushroom hunter's scour the woods for their next feast.

I would say the town of Telluride is actually more busy during the warm, sunny, summer months than it is during winter. At Telluride Rentals, we have a lot of longer term rentals. In winter, guests come for a week or two, while in summer, many guests stay for a month or longer.

I posted this video a few months ago, but I think it is a wonderful reminder of how stunning Telluride is during the summer. This video was produced by the Telluride Tourism Board in conjunction with Ben Knight, a local Telluride resident and film maker:

The first big event in Telluride this summer is Mountain Film, which takes place from May 27-30, 2011. Mountain Film celebrates the very best of documentary film making. Here is a blurb from the Mountain Film website:

"Currently in its 33rd year, the Mountainfilm Festival is a four-day, six-senses experience of art, adventure, culture and the environment. It attracts filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers and explorers from around the world. Our audiences also come from around the world to gather in theaters that range from historical to state-of-the-art in the box canyon of Telluride, Colorado and the gondola-linked town of Mountain Village".

- Mountain Film organizers, Telluride.

The next big event in Telluride this summer is the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. This is arguably Telluride's biggest, and most renowned festival, with an international artist line up. Thousands of Bluegrass fans make the annual pilgrimage to Telluride every year for this event. This year, headline acts include Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons and Sarah McLaughlan.

Telluride Rentals has some condos, town homes and private homes remaining for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival this year. Accommodations are booking up fast, so if you are thinking of making the trip out this year, it would be wise to book your vacation rental as soon as possible.

Call Telluride Rentals today to discuss your upcoming Telluride visit (800) 970 7541 or send us an email with your inquiry.