Town Park#4 in Best Things To Do in Telluride
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Telluride's fresh air opportunities aren't limited to Telluride Ski Resort's slopes. During the warmer months, visitors and residents head to Town Park on the southeast edge of town to enjoy scenic walking paths and picturesque picnic spots.
Its 36 acres are also home to an outdoor swimming pool, a kids fishing pond, two playgrounds, multiple sports courts and even a Frisbee golf course. Plus, the park offers a campground and hosts many of Telluride's festivals and events, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Town Park also offers wintertime activities like sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing.
Travelers love camping at Town Park's clean and well-maintained campground; most visitors say the park's standout feature is its breathtaking mountain vistas. Additionally, many praise the park's ample kids amenities and highly recommend visiting when a festival is taking place on-site.
Town Park is free to visit 24 hours a day. But remember, additional charges may apply for festivals hosted here. Complimentary parking is available on-site, and the park is within walking distance of downtown Telluride's shops and restaurants. To learn more about the park, visit the Town of Telluride's Town Park page.
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#1 Telluride Ski Resort
When most people talk about Telluride, they're typically referring to this ski resort rather than the town. This massive complex boasts more than 2,000 acres of skiable terrain in the San Juan Mountains. The resort's 148 trails cater to skiers of all levels, although most slopes are best suited for experienced skiers. And during the warmer months, travelers can go mountain biking, golfing, whitewater rafting and more.
Recent visitors said that this is one of the best skiing areas in the country, citing its ample powder (more than 300 inches accummulate here annually) and less crowded atmopshere (in spring) as highlights. A few reviewers also raved about the resort's restaurants, especially Altezza At The Peaks, Alpino Vino, Allred's Restaurant and Bon Vivant.
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