Summer in Telluride: Day Two

Escape the city smog and visit one of Colorado’s most authentic mountain towns – Telluride. Fly-fishing, summer skiing and groovy festivals are just the tip of the iceberg in the endless list of outdoor adventures to be had here.
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Escape the city smog and visit one of Colorado’s most authentic mountain towns – Telluride. Fly-fishing, summer skiing and groovy festivals are just the tip of the iceberg in the endless list of outdoor adventures to be had here.
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Vacation is the perfect excuse to indulge in a not-so-balanced breakfast like homemade donuts and other starchy goods from Baked in Telluride. If calories don’t scare you, try their apple fritters or a traditional glazed cake donut.

Because you’re on vacation, you might as well sit back and let someone else do the driving. Telluride Offroad Adventures offers a variety of backcountry tours in their fleet of Swiss Army Pinzgauers. Spend a few hours, a half-day or a full day exploring the mountain passes, mining routes and local ghost towns surrounding Telluride. If you’re a die-hard skier looking to shred in the off-season, ask about custom tours through mountain passes where snow lingers late into the summer.

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Courtesy of Telluride Offroad Adventures

To fully understand why so many people trade the city life for a fairly remote town like Telluride you’ll have to cast a line in one of its pristine rivers. The San Miguel and Dolores rivers are home to several types of trout - rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat making them popular fly-fishing destinations. A guide service such as Telluride Fly Fishers and Rafting Expeditions can show you the local hot spots, offer techniques such as how to choose the right fly and help you reel in your new mantelpiece décor.

If you’re seeking a thrill consider one of Telluride Fly Fishers and Rafting Expeditions’ class II-III rafting trips. Trips range anywhere from half a day to three days depending on your experience and willingness to get wet.

After stripping off your waders or life jacket, freshen up for a night on the town and visit La Marmotte. Located in what used to be an icehouse and one of the oldest buildings in Telluride, La Marmotte’s menu changes every night in accordance with whatever produce is in season. An in-house sommelier is on hand to provide wine pairing suggestions.  At $49 a person for the full three-course meal, this French inspired cuisine is an indulgence to be savored. A la Carte meals are also available on request.

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