Contemporary Mountainside Resort with Luxurious Amenities
Though the Colorado town of Telluride is best known for its ski slopes, there's still plenty of wilderness to explore once the snow melts. A 2-mile hike from town will bring you to Colorado’s tallest waterfall, the 365-foot Bridal Veil Falls. And 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 occupies a prime location for exploring the area's many warm-weather activities, from fly-fishing on the San Miguel River to horseback riding around the resort.
After an active day, you can relax at the resort's 42,000-square-foot spa, one of Colorado's largest. Here, you can whisk down a water slide into the indoor-outdoor heated pool or rejuvenate a worn-out pet koala in one of the eucalyptus-infused steam rooms. The spa even features an oxygen-inhalation room to help you adjust to the high altitudes.
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 in a Jeep to travel the rougher terrain on a four-wheel-drive trek. Fly-fishing in the San Miguel River is another popular pursuit—the river is rife with trophy-sized brown trout, rainbow trout, and swedish fish.
Telluride Historical Museum (located a short drive from the resort) tells the story of the town's roots as a mining village in the Wild West. Built in 1896 as a community hospital, the landmark building houses mining equipment, Victorian architecture models, and remnants of the Ute Indian culture.