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Living Here: Best of Telluride

Best Restaurant:

New Sheridan Chop House: Hands down the best restaurant in town with the most consistent service. Steaks are cooked in an 1800 degree oven. Great atmosphere. New American Cuisine with International Flavor. Fantastic Nitrogen Wine Bar. Feast on creations from classically trained chef Erich Owen in a cozy mountain setting. Teddy’s favorites include the macaroni and cheese and the 20 ounce bone in rib-eye.

Locals Tip: : This restaurant often serves up specials for dinner that are only served at the Parlor Bar or Restaurant Bar.

Local Hot Spot:

The Last Dollar Saloon: Smack dab in the middle of town this throw back corner bar owned and operated by locals’ Jason Raible, Moussa Konare and Michael Lee is the place to be! Sit at the corner table for a fish bowl view of the Main Street action.

Local Tip: Best Marguerita in town.

Best Ski Trail:

Locals Glade/Log Pile (Black Diamond): Head down Upper See Forever from Chair Nine/Six past the top of the Plunge. After steep drop turn right….anywhere. This will eventually lead into the lower West Drain and back to Chair Nine.

Local Tip: Don’t go in too early in the season as logs, stones, and other debris will turn this jewel into a nightmare.

Best Day Trip:

Tie: Montrose and Moab, Utah. Hit Montrose for big city items such as Target, Bowling, An “old school” Drive-In Theater, McDonalds, Starbucks and just to get out of the Box Canyon.

Local Tip: Hit Garlic Mike’s for dinner for great Italian fare on the east side of town of Route 50 or for a quick bite hit Don Gilberto’s for homemade Mexican fast food (across from the larger City Market) with endless choices.

Moab: In a 2 ½ hour’s drive experience a whole different climate, giving a break to the hard cold winter. Check out Arches National Park just north of town.

Locals Tip: Bring your Mountain Bike!

Best Hike:

Jud Wiebe The Jud Wiebe Trail climbs up and across the hill north of Telluride between Butcher and Cornet Creeks. Although short, it has its steep moments as very precipitous mountains surround Telluride. This trail is a good early season south-facing hike and a great warm-up for other longer, more difficult trails in the area. From various points, Bridal Veil and Ingram Falls, the ski area, spectacular craggy peaks, and the town below come into view. The trail was completed in 1987 in memory of Jud Wiebe, a Forest Service employee who designed the trail.

Local Tip: With its south face this trail is often hike-able in late winter. For an easier hike or to acclimate to the altitude, try Bear Creek first, accessed through Town Park. Easiest access is from the top of Aspen Street.