As incredible as the winter season is in lovely Telluride, Colorado, summer offers something completely different and every bit as wonderful. There's nothing like being present to see nature wake up from its sleepy winter snooze in Telluride. Brilliantly colored wildflowers spring up everywhere, and the animals begin to stretch and sniff about. Those heading out on one of the 90 or more hiking trails may see herds of elk or mule deer or a few black bears making their rounds. Summer is also the time of the busy festival season, and millions of people flock to such wonders as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Wine Festival, the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the Telluride Film Festival. Fishing enthusiasts can't wait for summer and a chance to catch the plentiful trout, and the rivers also call to those who long for a rafting adventure.