Telluride has the bustling energy of any city neighborhood padded by the security of a small town and Main Street is its epicenter. Impromptu things are common: spontaneous business meetings over coffee; a couple of guys with a couple of guitars; on Main Street you may pass a movie star, local or both with a pair of skis perched over the shoulder. Bankers and Executives ride their bikes, wear sunglasses and take hour long ski lunch breaks. The only people in suits are the lawyers exiting the County Courthouse. Dogs are as common and popular as the people.
At only just about a mile square, you can grab your morning coffee and a paper within an easy walk from anywhere within the town. It’s also a short walk to anywhere to the Gondola, the high rise people mover connecting Historic Telluride to the cosmopolitan Mountain Village, with skiing in between.
From the river's edge down-valley in the red rock canyon... to beautiful mesas creeping up toward 14,000-foot peaks... to quiet subdivisions... to authentic Colorado ranches... the diversity of homes, lots and acreage offered in the region cannot be found in one county many other places in America. The region offers buyers options that allow them quick and easy access to Telluride and Mountain Village, while expanding their choices beyond the resort area.
The region covers the remainder of San Miguel County, the heart of the western San Juan mountains. Because of its large differences in elevation, the San Juan range includes almost every temperate zone found in America... from arid, desert climates to high-mountain tundra usually found only in the arctic. The sun also plays a dramatic part... a south-facing slope can have completely different temperatures and vegetation than a north-facing slope.
The Telluride region is also very unique in that there are no other major destination ski resorts where single-family 35-acre parcels can still be purchased within 5 minutes of skiing and other resort amenities. There will be very little future development available due to San Miguel County land-use restrictions and the abundance of National Forest... these large homesites and ranches are going quickly.