Contemporary Mountainside Resort with Luxurious Amenities
Though the Colorado ski town of Telluride has become known for its exhilarating slopes, there's still plenty of wilderness to explore once the snow melts. Just about a 2-mile hike from the town, the 365-foot Bridal Veil Falls constitutes Colorado's tallest waterfall. A drive down the San Juan Skyway, nicknamed "Road to the Sky," winds past 14,000-foot mountains and Indian pueblos. Nestled in the heart of Telluride's vibrant mountain village, The Peaks Resort rests in a prime location for exploring the town's many warm-weather activities, from fly-fishing on San Miguel River to horseback riding around the resort.
After an active day, guests can revive and relax at the resort's 42,000-square-foot spa, one of Colorado's largest. Whisk down the indoor pool's water slide or rejuvenate a worn-out pet koala at the eucalyptus-infused steam rooms. The spa even features an oxygen-inhalation room for those adjusting to the elevations.
Telluride's consistent stream of sunlight—300 days per year on average—provides ample light for each of the Sunset Vista rooms via large picture windows. The luxurious rooms are specially situated so visitors can catch a romantic mountain sunset. Walls of paneled glass frame the majestic Rockies at the Palmyra Restaurant, one of three onsite restaurants. While serving elegant country fare and deconstructed cocktails, Palmyra seamlessly integrates into the tranquil alpine surroundings with tiered windows and mid-mountain access.
Telluride, Colorado: Historical Mining Town with Hiking, Fly Fishing, and Other Warm-Weather Activities
Telluride Mountain Village's legendary ski runs aren't the town's only claim to fame. In summer, visitors flock to Telluride Mountain to take advantage of winding trails fringed with colorful wildflowers. Head out on a Jeeping expedition to travel the rougher terrain on four-wheel drive treks. Fly-fishing in the San Miguel River is another popular pursuit, as the river is rife with trophy-sized brown trout, rainbow trout, and swedish fish.
A short drive from the resort, Telluride Historical Museum tells the story of the town's roots as a revolutionary mining village and a Wild West saloon market. Built in 1896 as a community hospital, the landmark houses mining equipment, Victorian architecture models, and remnants of the Ute Indian culture.