Marybeth Bond tries out mushroom foraging (including several hours of hiking) and bird watching; both packages offered through The Hotel Telluride. She describes spotting a peregrine falcon, one of the world’s fastest birds, and even a bald eagle.
“As I began my first ascent, kicking my front crampon “claw” into the ice one foot at a time, I reminded myself to keep my feet level with each other for stability. With my right hand, I heaved a pick forward in my first attempt to secure a hold.”—in this article, Heather Mundt describes her […]
“’We’ve got a big ol’ shingled hedgehog over here!’ shouted our guide, Tara Butson, from behind a cluster of trees. Our group raced over to her, with bags and knives in hand, eager to investigate our first find.” —the author describes her fun day foraging for mushrooms through The Hotel Telluride’s Mountains & Morels package.
Peggy Newland and her cousin describe their trip through Telluride, where they not only catch a glimpse of a black bear cub while on the gondola, but also hike and catch some bluegrass music. They stay at The Hotel Telluride, and the next day, check out Bridal Veil Falls, at the suggestion of the concierge.
Ann Marie Sheidler talks about her “never-ever skied” lesson on the slopes of Telluride, as well as her stay at The Hotel Telluride. She loved the fireplace in the lobby of the hotel, the skiing, and the rich culinary scene.
Amy Gross recounts her birding adventure and her stay at The Hotel Telluride. “In about five hours, traveling by SUV to and from Miramonte Reservoir in the Dan Noble State Wildlife Area, we spotted 31 species, including a thrilling pair of peregrine falcons, Lewis’s woodpeckers, a colony of cliff swallows, and bald and gold eagles.”
“Eric Hynes leads birding trips locally in Telluride, Colorado, where he is based, as well as all over the world, as part of the Austin-based Field Guides. In partnership with the upscale The Hotel Telluride, he gives guests a taste of the local birding life.”—Channaly Philipp describes his guided bird-watching trip.
“I’m clinging to the surface of a frozen waterfall outside of Telluride, Colo., trusting my life to a pair of ice axes, boots with menacing spikes at the toe and a safety harness.” –Read Pam LeBlanc’s recollection of her first ice climbing trip, offered as a package through the Hotel Telluride.
In this article in 5280 Denver Magazine, learn about day one and two of the new Ropes and Rungs package, guided from San Juan Outdoor Adventures.
The writer, Michael Capoblanco, gives a first-hand account of his experience with the Hotel Telluride’s “Two Picks and a Prayer” Ice Climbing Adventure Package. He tells about the team’s arrival at the base of Lower Ames Falls where they received training on the ice climbing technique, and then makes his climb.