In the 1800’s, the cry of “Gold!” or “Silver!” lured thousands of prospectors to the West in hopes of striking rich. As a result, Colorado is full of mining ghost towns. Telluride itself is a former silver mining camp with a rich history and is surrounded by a number of mining ghost towns. Autumn is also known as ‘Gold Season’ in the Rocky Mountains due to the shimmering gold leaves of the Aspen trees. And this fall, we’re bringing the mining history up close again with its annual and exclusive ‘Mining or Bust, Telluride Ghost Town History’ package, available from September 8 – October 20, 2020.


As part of the package, guest start their exploration at the Telluride Historical Museum, located in the restored 1896 miners’ hospital in downtown Telluride, which serves as a cultural and historical anchor for the town and honors the regional and geological history of the area. The museum also offers a range of programs for kids, including an outdoor mining sluice where mini-miners can pan for hidden gems (weather permitting). On day two, guests meet in the lobby for complimentary coffee and tea and are driven to the one of two different former mining camps, now ghost towns, as part of the guided 4×4 tour facilitated by Telluride Outside.


The package includes:

  • Three-night stay in one of The Hotel Telluride’s Signature rooms (King or Double)

  • Daily breakfast for two

  • Two tickets to the Telluride Historical Museum

  • A ½ day guided 4×4 tour by Telluride Outside to either Tomboy or Alta ghost towns with a packed lunch from The Hotel Telluride’s West End Bistro for two

The Hotel Telluride’s exclusive ‘Mining or Bust, Telluride Ghost Town History’ package starts from $1,043.00 (based on double occupancy), and is available from September 8 – October 20, 2020

Call to Book:
(866) 468-3501 or (970) 369-1188

Disclaimer: Based on double occupancy. Subject to weather conditions, based on availability and blackout dates apply.