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Stunning Telluride: Six Superb Spots to Take Breathtaking Photos

24 Mar 2016
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Because Telluride, Colorado, is a natural paradise of stunning beauty all year around, the area draws enthusiastic photographers from all over the world. If you want a bevy of spectacular photos to add to your portfolio or just enjoying taking pictures, then you'll definitely want to plan a trip to fabulous Telluride. These are just a few of our most photographed areas, and you're sure to find incredible photo opportunities at every turn.

1. Bridal Veil Falls

If you pride yourself on great vacation photos, then you just can't leave Telluride without the perfect picture of the tallest, free-falling waterfall in the entire state of Colorado. This 365-foot waterfall is a wonder to behold, and you'll enjoy a scenic and easy 1.8-mile hike to the top of the falls. More information about Bridal Veil Falls will help you plan your adventure.

2. Historic Downtown Telluride

Telluride has a long and rich history, and many of its buildings have a story to tell. You'll find the San Miguel County Courthouse that was built in the late 1880s and still operates as a working courthouse to this day, the New Sheridan Hotel and Opera House that was built in 1895 and the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church that was built in 1896. A walk around the historic downtown district will give you plenty of great photo opportunities, and there is a long list of historical buildings that you'll want to check out.

Downtown Telluride

3. Last Dollar Road

When you have time to take a drive on the scenic route, you'll definitely find a wealth of beauty along this often-missed dirt road near Telluride. You'll want to pull over for a perfect photo of the Wilson Peak, the historic ranch where John Wayne filmed True Grit and an amazing number of nature and landscape photos. You could easily spend an entire day taking great photos on Last Dollar Road.

4. Alta Lakes and Gold King Basin

You'll find both of these photographic treasures just south of Telluride. Gold King Basin is dramatically surrounded by high mountains on three sides and contains a small lake in the basin area. Near the Alta Lakes, you'll find the ruins of mines from way back in the day when hopefuls mined the area for gold and silver. Both areas are covered in vast amounts of colorful wildflowers in season.

5. San Juan Skyway

Traveling through the majestic San Juan Mountains via the San Juan Skyway is a terrific way to get momentous pictures of the mountains and a wide selection of wildlife. You may expect to see black bears, large herds of elk, foxes and eagles and red-tailed hawks soaring through the sky.

6. Bear Creek Falls

This is one of Telluride's most popular spots, and the 2.5-mile trail leading up to the falls is considered an easy trek. If you don't feel like hiking, then you may even choose to bike or ride on horseback to the falls. It's the only spot in the area where you'll be treated to the sight of a gorgeous set of waterfalls. From Bear Creek Falls, you'll also have an excellent view of the town of Telluride below.

Make Plans to Visit Today

While you're in town checking out these awesome photo ops and enjoying everything that beautiful Telluride has to offer, we welcome you to stay with us here at Telluride Rentals. We have a wonderful selection of luxury homes and condos with all of the very best amenities. Just make your reservations today, and you'll soon be taking some amazing Colorado photos.