Telluride has to be one of the best places in the world to live. Sure, it’s a small town, tucked in a remote box canyon, in the middle of nowhere in southwest Colorado. But what I love about Telluride is the incredible quality of life we have. The San Juan mountains are our backyard. A big decision for a Tellurider on any given afternoon might be “should I go on a hike or a bike ride?”. We are so lucky and blessed to have so much natural beauty at our doorsteps.
With our women’s yoga and hiking retreat coming up in Telluride this July, I was thinking about which hikes we should take our lucky ladies on. There are so many choices. In fact, there are too many! I was thinking about waterfall hikes, ad it dawned on me that we have FIVE waterfall hikes right from town.
1. Cornet Creek - this little waterfall loop is closest to town. As you walk up north Aspen street in Telluride, the trail for Cornet Creek Falls cuts off the Jud Wiebe Trail. If you are pinched for time, this is a great little walk to get your heart rate up and enjoy a beautiful view. The falls are 80 feet tall and with a south facing aspect, they are usually the first to get going after the winter months.
2. Bear Creek Falls - heading south from south Pine Street in Telluride, you follow the dramatic Bear Creek Preserve trail for 2.5 miles, inclining 1050 feet at a very steady incline to stunning, 100 foot Bear Creek Falls. This gorgeous hike is close to town, and will see lots of other enjoying the walk but when you get to the falls you feel like you are the only person in the world.
3. Bridal Veil Falls - the highest waterfall in Colorado, the iconic Bridal Veil Falls is a hike that is on most hiker’s list when they visit Telluride. The dramatic 365 foot waterfall features a beautiful white power plant atop. In the winter months, daring ice climbers can be seen scaling the frozen falls.
4. Ingram Falls - close to Bridal Veil Falls, Ingram Falls sits at the end of Telluride’s box canyon, clearly visible from Telluride’s main street. This dramatic waterfall also has a 4WD drive cutting over the top.
5. Little Hawaii - I would be hung out to dry if I told you where this was. It’s a Telluride secret, and almost impossible to find if you don’t have someone to take you there. We will be taking our lucky ladies to this special spot on our yoga and hiking retreat in July. Click here for more details on this event.
If you love Telluride, you love hiking, and you love hiking, join RE:treat for our Rocky Mountain Maiden Yoga & Hiking RE:treat this July 13-19, 2014. If you have any questions, give us a call on 970-729-8108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have you join us, and we would love to treat you on this exciting mountain adventure.