How to Spend 24 Hours in (and Around) Telluride

You can experience the quaint mountain town of Telluride easily in 24 hours or less. Whether you live in Colorado, the surrounding area, or are flying in for a vacation, here are our top recommendations when you only have 24 hours to visit. 

We lived in Grand Junction for over ten years. Keep reading to get a local scoop on fun things to do in and around Telluride when you only have 24 hours or are visiting for the weekend. 

Things to Do in Telluride

Ride the Free Mountain Village Gondola in Telluride

Telluride is a small town tucked away in a massive box canyon. It is best to get into town and start the day early to find a place to park and beat the crowds. 

We love the Telluride Trail for a morning hike. It goes straight down into town. Lots of people run this section as well. 

Hike the Telluride Trail

Eat Brown Dog Pizza in Telluride

Brown Dog Pizza has AWESOME gluten-free pizza. They have regular pizza and many other delicious menu items. 

Self-Guided Tours

The Ouray Hot Springs are a great place to relax and savor the views. It is surrounded by mountains. 

Visit the Ouray Hot Springs

Treat Yourself to Mouse’s Chocolates & Coffee

Ahhh, time for a post soak snack and coffee. Head on over to Ouray’s main street strip and grab a delicious dessert or coffee at Mouse’s Chocolates & Coffee.  

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