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.
Hotel Telluride in the News
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.
The writer, Tiona Eversole, shares a first-hand account of her trip up Wilson Peak: the mountain on the cover of the Coors can. Her hike began before sunrise, and up the Rock of Ages trail. And, the trip culminates with a cold beer in the lobby of Hotel Telluride!
Term to Know: Via Ferrata—Italian for “Iron Road,” it’s a system of fixed rungs. steps and ladders anchored into a rock face that lets non-mountaineers experience the adrenaline-soaked vertical rush of rock climbing with none- or little, anyway – of the danger to life and limb. It’s all the rage in high elevation vacationing. Stay at The Hotel Telluride, just an hour’s flight from Phoenix, and get the “Ropes & Rungs” adventure package: three nights at the hotel, plus a day of Via Ferrata, meals and more.
With festivals going on almost every weekend in the summer and skiers visiting continuously throughout the winter, Telluride remains busy most of the year. Stay at the Hotel Telluride, slightly tucked away from the main road, where wooden interior and rustic décor reflects the surrounding vibe. Take a short walk over to The Butcher and Baker Café for breakfast and grab a hand-crafted artisan pastry, or build your own meat and cheese sandwich for lunch.
From the comfort of the Hotel Telluride—a cozy, boutique lodge on North Cornet Street—I watched as snow dropped in buckets upon the box canyon containing the town of Telluride and its surrounding mountainous amphitheater.