Telluride, Colorado, is the perfect vacation destination, but the crowds that arrive in this little mountain town for the summer festivals and the winter sporting activities may be a bit much for people who prefer a calmer atmosphere. If you want to enjoy the spectacular beauty of Telluride and the activities that it offers without the crowds, then now is the time for you to plan your stay.
Between the time that the gondola shuts down at the end of the skiing season in early April and opens back up for the summer season on May 25, the town experiences a bit of downtime. While some business owners use this time to enjoy a vacation of their own, there’s still plenty to see and do in Telluride. Those who visit during May will enjoy the added advantages of a shorter wait time at activities and attractions and access to amazing restaurants that may be fully booked for the entire remainder of the year.
You’ll want to explore the above restaurant link to learn more about your favorite eateries. These are just a few of the restaurants that will definitely be up and running in May.
- The Coffee Cowboy
- Cornerhouse Grille
- La Cocina de Luz
- The Liberty Bar and Lounge
- Sawpit Mercantile
- Smuggler’s Brewpub
- Steamies Burger Bar
Wonderful Spring Activities
It’s the incredible season of spring, and nature is busy waking up from its winter slumber. The weather is fabulous, the animals are coming out of their burrows and the wildflowers are beginning to bloom. This is the perfect time of the year to enjoy the natural beauty of Telluride, and these are just a few of our most popular spring activities.
Explore the Mountain Trails: Visitors will find an abundance of well-marked trails, and you may choose to spend your day hiking, mountain biking or riding on horseback. Trails are available for every skill level, and you’ll have the opportunity to see some spectacular views, beautiful waterfalls and herds of mule deer and elk.
Relax in Ouray’s Hot Springs: Nearby Ouray is a popular day-trip destination for those vacationing in Telluride, and this is the perfect time of the year to enjoy the area’s famous sulfur-free hot springs. There are several different developed springs to choose from, and the addition of such features as waterfalls, diving boards and lap lanes makes this a great activity for the entire family.
Have Some Fun With an Off-Road Adventure: Things get a little muddy during this time of the year as the snow starts to melt, so it’s a great time to jump on an ATV for a little sightseeing and playtime. Several companies offer guided tours, and you may choose a wild ride or a slow drive through unspoiled nature.
Indulge in a May Fishing Experience: If a dinner that includes some tasty trout sounds like your idea of a good time, then come do some fishing in Telluride. You’ll find countless creeks, lakes and rivers to choose from, and you won’t have to fight for the good spots during this time of the year.
Make Your Telluride Vacation Plans Today
There’s not much time left before Telluride gets really busy for the summer season, so we invite you to make your reservations with us here at Telluride Rentals today. During this time when things are a bit slower in town, many of our most popular vacation rentals are available, and you might just be able to grab a great deal. Contact us right away, and we’ll be happy to help you plan a fun getaway.