I know I’ve been talking a lot about going to Telluride and now I want to share with you all the fun things we did and saw and JUST HOW AMAZING it is there. It truly is DREAMLAND.
We went to Telluride with 3 other families- a total of 16 people. (8 kids, 8 adults). This is the same group that went to Napa last year- SUCH a fun group! (You can read more about that amazing trip here). The beautiful thing about our friendship is that we all have kids ranging from 7-17 and yet ALL THE KIDS GET ALONG! The “olders” take care of the “youngers” and they all play together nicely and are just all around good people.
The house we rented was INCREDIBLE! 5 bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms and it even had a “look out” on the 4th floor where the kids could hang out and play. We spent a lot of the time in the back yard because… look how gorgeous it is! We would spend the afternoons having appetizers and drinks and just enjoy the amazing scenery.
We were very surprised to find out that the town offers a free shuttle to the gondola. With 16 people that would mean 4 trucks driving into town. It was nice that we never had to do that. But imagine 16 people shoved into a van that seats 12- thankfully it was a 10 minute drive (and they picked and dropped off at our HOUSE!)
From there, we took 2 more gondolas into downtown Telluride. One up and over the mountain and then back down into town. It was SO beautiful, but also a little freaky when you’re going down! Everywhere we looked, there was another beautiful mountain. And the TREES! Just amazing.
One day we took the gondola to Telluride and then hiked the Bear Creek Falls. It was about a 2 mile hike in and certainly kid friendly. Here are some pictures from the hike.
At the end of the trip, we all agreed we were not ready to leave. I would go back in a heartbeat! Telluride is so relaxing and beautiful. I hope to go back again next year- until then, we have wonderful memories!