A small town named after the saying, “To hell you ride!,” Telluride is arguably one of the most beautiful towns in Colorado. In the winter it’s perfect for skiing, but I visited in September when the aspen leaves were just starting to change their beautiful, golden yellow hue! Telluride also has some of THE BEST restaurants I’ve ever been to in my life. If you’re a foodie, Telluride needs to be on your list!
Pro tip: search VRBO for the best rates and places to stay! We stayed in a two-story residence at Element 52, and we were able to find an amazing last-minute deal on VRBO – the entire place was decorated beautifully, from the elegant dining table and fireplace, to the magnificent king-sized bed with fur pillows. It had all of the feels of a luxurious mountain cabin retreat. Also, the front desk staff were amazing: Hunter and Alex both made us feel at home. They knew we were in Telluride to take photos, so they spent an hour with us going over all of the best photo locations to visit!