Telluride visitors can pick from the best of both worlds. Stay in town and enjoy living in a National Historic District with colorful Victorian homes and clapboard storefronts. Or stay a short gondola ride away in Mountain Village and get a taste of luxury hotels and condos, stylish boutiques and spas, and five-star dining.
Normally, I would have slept late, then driven into Ouray in time for the parade, the picnic in the park and the infamous Main Street water fights. But this Fourth of July the pull of the high country was just too strong.