Blogs from Telluride, Colorado, United States, North America


North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride March 11th 2015

Haha.. We counted 2 coyotes and 26 jackbuns on the way to CO! Jackbuns are jackrabbits!... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride March 11th 2015

Day 2: So we were gonna go camping for the night and we ended up getting stuck in snow :( we froze from 4am until the tow truck finally came and pulled us out. We had the police involved.. AAA involved.. Highway patrol involved! We finally made it to the ski resort at 11:30 am :) ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride March 11th 2015

Finally here at the resort and snowboarding! Weather is great and the snow is perfect!... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride October 6th 2014

October 6 Our last day in the Telluride area. We drove down from Sawpit Mesa into Telluride for lunch at the Butcher & Baker Cafe. This place is always busy with locals and that, to me, is a sign of good food. We have eaten in many restaurants in Telluride but this one remains a favorite for good simple food, organic and fresh, with local veg, home baked breads and soups and especially yummy small plates and sides. We sat inside but there is outside seating with that fabulous Telluride view on Main Street. We return to eat here every time we visit Telluride. Dave and I had the privilege of babysitting my one-year-old birthday boy, so we took advantage of the free gondola for a ride up to Mountain Village. Afterwards we walked over to ... read more
Looking down into Telluride from the gondola.
River near Country Sunshine B&B, Durango, CO.

North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride October 3rd 2014

October 3, 2014 After a couple of days of hiking and birthday celebrations on Sawpit Mesa we all drove down into the tiny canyon town of Telluride to the wonderful Farmer’s Market. Telluride is a historic Victorian mining town set in a box canyon with echoes of gold, lead, copper and silver mines and cowboys, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (who began his career robbing the San Miguel Valley Bank), and of course Indians. The Native American Ute tribe lived in this area long before the miners and cowboys arrived in the mid 1800s and many Ute still live in the area. Over the years, mining took its toll with men working at challenging elevations of between 10,000 and 12,000 feet, harsh weather conditions, dangerous roads and substandard housing. After the mines closed a ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride February 19th 2013

It's hard not to be impressed with a mountain that puts on 12 cm of snow on the slopes overnight followed by a bluebird day. Over the last five days we have had three on the snow all of which have been simply stunning. I'm not sure what I expected of Telluride. I remember my first visit to the States in the early eighties, we caught a Greyhound from Boston to New York. One of the stops was Hartford Connecticut. I expected a quaint New England town not the insurance capital of the US. so instead of a white picket fence main street, there were towers of concrete and glass. Telluride I thought of being a newish ski village overflowing with shoulder to shoulder condominium complexes, rather it is an old town that retains a certain ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride November 2nd 2012

Tuesday Oct. 30 - Woke up in Telluride, Colorado and went to Hannah's bar for sandwhich's. Made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner and then went to Laura's bar for a poetry slam and trivia. Wednesday Oct. 31 - We went for a short hike to a waterfall and a stream. When we got back to town we saw a Halloween parade with all the kids from town dressed up in costumes. In the evening, Andy dressed up as Thor and I dressed up as a cowgirl and we went to Laura's coffee house/bar to sing karaoke and hang out with geneva's friends. Thursday Nov. 1 - I woke up and made cinnamon rolls and then ran along the san miguel river trail. It was a tough run because of the elevation but absolutely stunning views. Friday ... read more
Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata

North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride October 31st 2012

Wednesday Oct. 24 - We ran to the park and played disc golf Thursday Oct. 25 - Kelli took us around old Scottsdale and we went to a bar that was run by little people (midgets). We sang karoake at the midget bar and then went to a bar that looked like the inside of a big ship and found a sword. Friday Oct. 26 - We played beach volleyball (in beach sand but there was not an actual beach because it's the dessert). Saturday Oct. 27 - We dressed up like rock stars and went to some bars in Scottsdale. Andy was Brett Michaels. Allison was Brittany Spears. Kelli was Nikki Minaj. Brittany was Rhianna. Sunday Oct. 28 - Monday Oct. 29 - Left Scottsdale Arizona in the morning and went to the Grand Canyon ... read more
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride August 20th 2012

Geo: 37.9375, -107.812The night before, Mike had been telling me about the crowds in Telluride, and how they always arrive at dawn to grab the best seats for events. Clearly, that took hold in my mind, as I was awake, or dreaming about not getting a good seat, for most of the night. As such, I was up at about 6 am, and dragging my Cute Blonde Boy with me to place our chairs as close to the finish line as possible.I guess "at the finish line" is as close as possible.Nobody else showed up until about 8 am. Sigh.So, having established our sapce, we went off in search of breakfast, which we found at Baked in Telluride -- yum. We killed time wandering about for most of the morning, then Mike joined us in seeing ... read more
Phil Liggitt & Paul Sherwen, recording the intro
Our view to the finish line
Rooftop view over the VIP tents

North America » United States » Colorado » Telluride October 3rd 2011

This morning, I had breakfast at the inn. Afterward, I walked outside and had to scrape my jaw off the ground. Nothing can beat Yosemite in the scenery department (see ), but the San Juan Mountains come close. I saw a narrow valley with some old Victorian buildings surrounded by high mountains covered in green pine trees and yellow aspens. Many people visit the area in summer to hike or winter to ski, but autumn may be the best season of all. San Juan Skyway Some tourist promoters call Rico “the last frontier town in Colorado”. It certainly looks like a Victorian mining town, small brick buildings in a narrow valley. Unlike some towns in the area, this one looks the way it does because it never grew, le... read more
Lizard Head Pass
Trout Lake
San Miguel River

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