Easily one of our favorite towns in Colorado, Telluride sits in a box canyon, in the Western San Juan Mountains, surrounded by steep mountaintops and sharp cliffs. Founded as a mining town in 1878, it still maintains the old western charm, and that is something that will never change, the citizens work diligently to keep it that way.
Main Street is a nice stroll back in time, with bars like The Last Dollar Saloon and the new Sheridan, you can easily wet your whistle and maybe even learn some history. If you are a foodie (we really like food) you can visit Allreds, Baked in Telluride, or Chop House for some great food, drinks and atmosphere.
There are a few legal cannabis clubs in the city, but public consumption is still illegal (go down a side street if you are daring and quick about it).
Telluride is also the namesake of its 2,000-acre ski resort, home to the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks in North America. Some of the steepest ski runs in the country call Telluride home and the people that visit are there for that specific reason. Even Tom Cruise owns a vacation home in Telluride and is often seen about town enjoying the beauty of the old west.
Another fun Hollywood fact: The Hateful Eight was filmed outside of the city and if you have seen that film you can imagine what winters are like in the area (brutal but draw thousands for the beautiful shredding and views). The biggest and in our opinion best festival that takes place in Telluride is the world famous Blues and Brews festival, 3 days of indie bands, craft beer and sweet tunes. For a full directory of cannabis shops in Colorado, click here.