I have never been to Telluride in the summer although I LOVE to ski there in winter! It takes about 4 hours to get to Telluride from Basalt, 4.5 if leaving from Aspen. Going over McClure Pass to Delta is really pretty, taking you through the winery and orchard districts by Paonia and Hotchkiss. From there to Montrose then Ridgeway then over the Dallas Divide. The San Juans were absolutely spectacular seen from the Divide road….. In Telluride the waterfalls were amazing. One huge waterfall at the end of the canyon is perfectly framed by the main street then to the left of that is the Bridal Veil Falls with a hydro plant perched improbably right on the edge. If you drive up to the plant you can keep hiking along the stream for a really long way with lots more waterfalls to see. Just beautiful.

Telluride waterfall from townBridal Veil FallsTelluride waterfall above hydro plantAnother Telluride waterfall

About Bronwyn

Hi. I moved to the Aspen area from Australia in 1997 and have a daughter born right here in Aspen in 2000. I teach skiing (for the past eighteen seasons) and am a Real Estate Advisor with Engel & Völkers Roaring Fork.. I love to ski, snowboard, horse-ride, raft, and hike with our dog Sheila. This valley offers so much and one day I may also take up golf or fishing!
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