July 9, 2014 by Jack

Telluride, Colorado, has certainly earned its reputation as a festival town: bluegrass, balloons, blues, brews, wine and even a Nothing Day Festival when there isn’t a festival. How about that? But Telluride doesn’t need the allure of a special occasion to make it a breathtaking summer getaway. The former silver mining camp tucked away along the San Miguel River in the western San Juan Mountains is an unqualified natural paradise that's not only a destination for winter daredevils, but perfect for warm-weather adventurers.
 Hiking is ideal sightseeing at Telluride. A 1.8-mile, one-way trek gets you to the top of the stunning Bride Veil Falls, which at 365 feet is the tallest free-falling waterfall in Colorado. It doesn’t stop there. Jud Wiebe Trail and Cornet Falls provide gateways to a host of other hiking trails. If you're looking for a reel challenge, there are fly-fishing and rafting expeditions that take you on a watery tour of Telluride (think A River Runs Through It). Camping and backpacking along the San Juan Mountains on a multi-day excursion or just staying within the town limits at Telluride Town Park campsites also affords you the up-close, personal Telluride experience. 
After a long day of exploring and thrill-seeking, reward yourself with a hard-earned feast. Telluride has no shortage of renowned restaurants, including Floradora Saloon, a casual local favorite that has been serving up a broad array of fresh American dishes for more than 40 years. Then there’s the 9545 Restaurant & Bar on Telluride Mountain, named for its elevation, which offers elk and trout among other specialties. From upscale dining to downhill hiking, packing for a trip to Telluride can be a challenge. 
Just don't forget to pack your fishing shirts, hiking boots, Ray-Bans and our Power Trip Travel Set. It has everything you need for your face, beard, lips and body. You'll be ready to go in no time. Before you hit the trail, shield your skin with our Sun Guard Sunscreen SPF 45. The higher altitude provides less protection from the sun's UV rays, which means your skin can take a beating even in nature's paradise. Our sweat-resistant formula is made for physical activity and won't drip into your eyes as you make your ascent. Your mountain view awaits!