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Top 10 Things to Do in Telluride under $15

 

  1. Ride the Gondola – scenic and gravity defying, our public transportation is like a gentle amusement ride.  With 360 degree views of breathtaking scenery, the 13 minute commute from downtown Telluride takes you to European inspired Mountain Village.  Cost: FREE  Intersection of W. San Juan Ave and S. Oak Street

  1. Eat at Tacos del Gnar – with a sister restaurant in Ridgeway, grab yourself a Drippy Mitch or Yard Bird taco, or shell out $10.50 (plus tax) for the Gnar Taco Dinner: pick any two tacos with cheese tots and kool beans. 
    123 S. Oak Street 970.728.7938

  1. Visit the Free Box.  The cubbyhole of Goodwills, find some of the most fantastic treasures in Telluride’s 24/7 swap meet.  Clothes, books, gadgets and household items. Cost: FREE 121 N. Pine Street

  1. Tour the Telluride Historical Museum. Museum associated with the Smithsonian with 10 themed rooms of exhibits dedicated to the area’s history & culture. $7 General Admission, $5 Students (6-17), $5 Seniors (65 and older), Free for Museum members and children 5 and under
    Free admission for active military personnel 201 W. Gregory Avenue 970.728.3344

  1. Stop by a live broadcast at KOTO.  Since 1975 KOTO has provided the Telluride region with high-quality, commercial-free, non-underwritten community radio.  Their mission is to inform, educate & entertain while reflecting the needs, desires & diversity of our community.  Cost: FREE w pre-arrival phone call. 207 N. Pine Street 970-728-4333

  1. Grab a snack at Cornerhouse – set in a historic house, this bar and grill has regular bar fare & a few Mexican dishes.  Although it is a sports bar, children are welcome.  Tables outside to enjoy the views, drink deals and a nightly specials menu.  Cost: $5 pitchers of PBR & Miller High Life, all menu items under $15.  Nightly Specials: Burger Night Monday, Taco & Tequila Tuesday, Whiskey Wednesday, Thursday is ½ off Ladies Day + Night/ ½ off Wing Night, Friday Burger Night, Saturday + Sunday Football Special, House Bloody Mary’s & signature Mimosas. 131 N. Fir Street 970.728.6207

  1. Visit Town Park – a scenic gathering place with camping & sports facilities plus a pool, playground & ice skating. Cost: Heated Pool – Adults $6, Seniors (59 and up) $3, Child (4-17) $3, Infant/Toddler (3 and under with paid adult) FREE, FREE Skateboarding & Sledding
    Items that can be checked out: Horseshoes, Basketballs, Fishing rods/tackle, Footballs, Frisbees, Soccer balls, Softballs/bats, Tennis racquets and balls, Volleyballs. 
    Reservations required: Tennis/Pickleball, Disc Golf, Indoor Ice Rink
    500 E. Colorado Avenue 970.728.2173

  1. Sample a Floradora Saloon blue plate bar special – serving fresh local food, Florie and Charlie Kane opened the Floradora Saloon in October 1973. In 2005 Florie and Charlie’s middle son, Roscoe, joined the business as the chef!
    Cost: $8 Hot Wings (6), $9 Squash Fries, $10 Duck Egg Rolls, Jalapeno Poppers, Baked Mac n’ Cheese, $12 Short Rib Poutine, $13 Honey Baked Brie, $15 Mahi Fish Tacos
    103 W. Colorado Avenue 970.728.8884

  1. Check out Esperanza’s Happy Hour – A surrogate mother to us all, Esperanza makes the best Margarita in town.  Happy Hour is ½ off Apps and Margs, chips, cabbage & salsa included.
    226 W. Colorado Avenue 970.728.8399

  1. Tasting Tour at Telluride Distilling Company. Vodka, Schnapps, Whiskey. Feel free to stop by during open tasting room hours and grab a taster and talk about any of the available products.  One of the knowledgeable bartenders would be happy to give you a rundown of how the spirits are made & the "science and engineering" behind the distillery. Advanced scheduling required for large groups or private parties.  567 Mountain Village Boulevard Suite 106B 970.728.2910

  1. *BONUS – Visit The Last Dollar Saloon for one more… with 119 years of service and a newly opened Rooftop bar & patio, this local watering hole is in the exact center of town and lovingly referred to by locals as “the Buck”.  Open any day starting a 2 PM, they have Telluride’s largest beer selection +/-60 Domestic, Imported, Local, Regional, Craft, Limited Edition and Seasonal offerings.  A fun cocktail menu and a nice wine list also available.  100 E. Colorado Avenue 970.728.4800