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Telluride loves the Broncos

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Denver Broncos Country • Telluride, Colorado • Super Bowl XLVIII
Denver Broncos Super Bowl spirit soars in Telluride, Colorado as the town elevates the colors to higher ground at 13,000' feet.Written, Directed and Edited by Brett SchreckengostProduced by Thad...
Love Telluride!  Love the Broncos Super Bowl Sunday!

Black Iron Bowl, Telluride Colorado

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Black Iron Bowl - Telluride, Colorado
http://panchowinter.comGreg Davis and Telluride Ski Instructor Pancho Winter ski Telluride's Black Iron Bowl
Ready for extreme ski action or a different side of the Telluride Ski Resort?  Check out this video of Black Iron Bowl in Telluride Colorado.

Young Telluride Anglers

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A Day on the Creeks with Telluride Outside Fly Fishing Guide Pancho Winter
http://www.panchowinter.comTelluride Outside Fly Fishing Guide Pancho Winter takes Paris, Henry and Robert "Rooster" Jons fly fishing on the creeks of Telluride, Colorado.Filmed & Edited by Jo...
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When is the best time for Fly Fishing in the Telluride Region?

When is the best time for fly fishing in the Telluride region? The answer is "it depends". The fishing is generally good from March through October.
Here's a summary by month...
  • March: Local rivers and creeks are good before spring run off occurs
  • April: Rivers are good before spring run off and then everything turns muddy. I fish Tailwater Fisheries at this time (rivers that come from the bottom of reservoirs).
  • May: Lakes are good below 10,000 feet because many are no longer frozen. Tailwater Fisheries are very good at this time with large trout active.
  • June: Tailwater fisheries continue to be very good with large trout active
  • July: Generally spring run off is over so rivers are fishing well again
  • August: Rivers are fishing well and high alpine lakes have lost their ice so they are a great choice
  • September: This is my favorite time of year. Fish are even more active as they fatten up getting ready for winter. Rivers are fishing well and I love the high alpine lakes at this time.
  • October: This can be a good time of year everywhere.
My favorite fishing adventures is to go via horse back for the day to remote areas or 4 wheel driving and hiking to high alpine lakes loaded with trout.
The best time for dry fly fishing is August and September.
So grab your Fishing Rod and enjoy Fishing in this beautiful region.

Telluride Travel

Summer Travel to Telluride Just got Easier
Telluride, Colorado is a place of great beauty in the summer and worth the trip if you haven’t visited the most impressive alpine region in North America.
If you are a Delta passenger, exciting news…Great Lakes Airlines,Telluride’s direct carrier now has a ticketing agreement with Delta.  Flights to and from Telluride will now show on their website.
Telluride's Scenic Airport ~ highest commerical airport in North America
Telluride's scenic airport, just ten minutes to downtown Historic Tellruide and Mountain Village, Telluride, Colorado
If you live in Texas you’ll be happy to hear that…
Texans have scored 2 NON-STOP Summer Flights
from Houston and Dallas, Texas to Montrose, Colorado.
United Airlines will offer flights between Houston, Texas and Montrose, Colorado 
Wednesdays and Saturdays June 9th through October 6th
  • UA 6153 departs IAH @ 11:45AM arrives MTJ @ 1:23PM
  • UA 6153 departs MTJ @ 2:15PM arrives IAH @ 5:556PM
American Airlines will offer DAILY flights between Dallas, Texas and Montrose, Colorado
 June 14th till September 4th
  • AA 3257 departs DFW @ 12:30PM arrives MTJ @ 1:25PM
  • AA 3323 departs MTJ @ 1:55PM arrives DFW @ 5:05PM
Escape the summer heat in Texas and come and enjoy Telluride’s unmatched scenery, heritage and charm.  Not to mention our extensive list of Summer Festivals  for everyone….including musical, scientific, artistic, athletic, cultural and of course…. unusual festivals !
(note:  Flight times subject to change)

Fall Colors in Telluride

We are now at the peak of fall colors here in the San Juanmountains. If you’ve never been here at this time it’s a special time – veryspecial. This is my personal favorite time of year as it is for many locals.The peak of the autumn colors is typically October 1 each year.We’re running about a week later than usual this year. During the past weekwe’ve received snow on the peaks above 12,000 feet. This visual of white snow,green spruce/fir forests and yellow aspens is a dramatic combination. There aremany areas to view the dramatic scenery. Here’s a short list of my favoritespots.
-         Ilium valley on RT145 between Ophir turn off andTrout Lake looking north
-         Trout Lake area
-         Tomboy Road to the town of Tomboy
-         The Dunton Hot Springs area
-         Last Dollar Road from Telluride Airport toDallas Divide (RT 62)
-         Wilson Peak area. Drive up Silver Pick Road
-         US 550 between Ouray and Silverton
I have posted three photographs taken in the last week. Pic1 is the Telluride Valley Floor. The second pic is Priest Lake Road. Numberthree is Ilium Valley looking north. The fourth pic is Trout Lake in its autumnglory!
I hope you enjoy the pictures I have posted.  Call me 970-708-9562. I will gladly share tipsregarding  where to go to see fall colorsand the best spots for photography.

Telluride Area Flyfishing

Our fly fishing season for local trout started late this year.  Record snow falls in April and May left the area with the best snow packs in years and consequently delayed our fly fishing season.  Also, rains in July delayed good trout fishing conditions until the beginning of August.  Now the San Miguel River is on fire with 10 - 20 fish per hour being common.  These are the days you have a chance at a 100 trout day!  September and October should prove to be excellent as well.  The best section to fish the San Miguel is generally from Illium to Norwood Bridge.  This stretch is always loaded with rainbows. 
The Dolores is low and clear with plenty of eager fish.  There are public access points above Rico.  Fish tend to be larger as you head downstream and the water gets deeper.
The West Fork of the Dolores has been outstanding.  Although there are some public access points, for the most part this is private water.  Private water generally means larger and more trout and 16-20 inch rainbows are not uncommon.  Christa is holding a nice rainbow from the West Dolores.
Little creeks feeding into the San Miguel River are very productive.  Most of these creeks have wild brook trout populations.  Sometimes you get surprised with browns and cutthroats.  Alpine lakes have been productive as you can see with this beautiful Colorado cutthroat trout. 
You can catch trout every month of the year in the Telluride Area.  I will gladly share tips regarding where to go and what flys to use.

Coming Soon Telluride Tips Blog

Look for our "Where to go?" and "What to do?" and fun adventures in Telluride!