Enjoy a Summer Ride on the Telluride Gondola

Telluride gondola in summer

The fabulous season of summer has nearly arrived, and there’s no better place for you to be during this time of the year than in stunning Telluride, Colorado. Of course, all four seasons of the year provide their own form of awesomeness so that any time is perfect for a vacation in Telluride, but the summer months play host to the ultra-exciting festival season, and summer is also just right for enjoying dozens of fun and exciting area activities.

Fishing in Telluride

You might like to see how many fish you can pull out of the area’s rivers, climb a few big rocks, spend the day on the golf course or explore the numerous mountain trails with a hike, a bike ride or on horseback. You probably already expect to enjoy all of these wonderful activities during your summer stay in Telluride, but there’s another excellent activity awaiting you this summer that might come as a surprise.

Come Take a Ride on the Telluride Gondola

Most people think that the gondola is exclusively available to run Telluride residents and visitors over to Mountain Village during the skiing season, but that’s simply not true. The gondola is also open to transport individuals between Telluride and Mountain Village throughout the entire summer, and you can ride it every day between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and midnight. You can catch a ride on the gondola as many times as you like without worrying about your budget because admission is always free, and the hours are generally extended whenever festivals or special events are held.

About the Gondola

Gondola over Telluride town

Telluride is special and unique in many ways, and that includes its system of public transportation. In fact, the gondola, which opened in 1996, offers one-of-a-kind transportation that can’t be found at any other spot in America. The gondola is designed to serve the needs of everyone, so you’ll find handicap-accessible cabins, pet-friendly cabins and plenty of bike racks for those who plan to explore the trails by mountain bike. Friendly gondola attendants are also available at each station to assist riders in any way necessary.

The Country’s Best Commute

Everyone changes their mind about commuting once they’ve experienced their first 13-minute ride on the gondola. Riders travel high in the air, and you’ll enjoy an incredible 360-degree view of the San Juan Mountains. Your high vantage point allows you to see the wildlife below, and you may be treated to the sight of vast herds of mule deer and elk, black bears and even mountain lions as they go about their business in their natural habitat. You’ll also have a bird’s-eye view of the brilliantly colored fields of wildflowers and all of Telluride’s natural beauty.

Enjoy a Meal at Allred’s Restaurant

Many people use the gondola for easy access to this exceptional eatery. Allred’s Restaurant is open for the summer season, and you’re welcome to drop in for a drink in the bar beginning at 5 p.m. or dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Huge floor-to-ceiling windows provide awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains while you dine on exquisite menu items that are created from local organic vegetables and sustainable-sourced proteins that include elk and lamb. Be sure to add a fine wine or a specialty cocktail to your meal for the best dining experience.

Dinner at Allreds

Come Stay With Us

Here at Telluride Rentals, we have several luxury homes and condos available within a short walking distance of the gondola station on Oak Street. Make your reservations with us today, and you’ll soon be enjoying an incredible Telluride vacation.

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