Telluride, Colorado

The River Walk in Telluride.

We huffed and puffed our way along the gentle Riverwalk Trail in Colorado’s upscale mountain community of Telluride. At an elevation of about 9,500 feet, we appreciated the relatively flat terrain. There was plenty of scenery and fall color to enjoy, and a beautiful little town park where we stopped for our picnic lunch.

After lunch we made the short drive to Mountain Village, a resort ski town where everything looks new and luxurious. It was here we took the free Gondola ride that connects the communities of Mountain Village and Telluride.

The cars were sprayed with some sort of sanitizer before we got on. Reg and I had the car to ourselves.

The gondola system was designed and built to promote clean air and discourage people from driving between the towns (like we did…oops). It opens early in the morning and runs until late at night, carrying skiers during the winter months and hikers, bikers and tourists during warmer weather.

The cable flung us off the platform and we were off!

So there we were, hanging high in the sky on our way to the high point of the ride – an elevation of 10,500 feet. The views were astounding. And then…we headed straight down.

A bird’s eye view of Telluride.

Carryoncouple decided this was a much easier to travel than lacing up our boots. We could get spoiled!

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4 thoughts on “Telluride, Colorado

  1. Jackie Bachman

    Lovely, fun journey…loved the gondola ride!

    Jackie Bachman Board Member, Community Relations OHRA (760) 889-5122 Jackie.bachman53@gmail.com

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  2. Your photos and text are marvelous. I was in this area of Colorado a few years ago and appreciate your impressions continue having fun on your journey

    Your photos and text are marvelous. I was in this area of Colorado a few years ago and appreciate your impressions continue having fun on your journey

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  3. Lori Oliver-Tierney

    Thank you for sharing your journey. So very fun. Happy trails or happy gondola ride for sure

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  4. Bonnie

    Love Telluride and I remember that exciting gondola ride!

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