What to Do in Telluride

Telluride is an extraordinary scenic wonderland surrounded by vast jagged peaks in southwest Colorado, which embodies a distinct culture as a hidden playground for skiers, hikers, bikers, adventurers and travelers. Hear from our friend Jake from @burchmorephoto about what to do in Telluride.

 as told by @burchmorephoto

What's the must do and see here?

Bridal Veil Falls

What makes this a special place to connect with nature?

I moved to Telluride from Aspen, CO with my parents when I was about a year old. Since then, I've been fortunate enough to call this place home. The privilege of growing up in Telluride and being able to create such incomparable experiences is something I cherish every single day.

Favorite memory here?

This is a difficult question because I can hardly narrow it down to one single memory. Out of countless memories of Telluride, my happiest and most favorite moment would be watching the most amazing "snow-bow" on the porch of the Giuseppe's restaurant at the top of lift 9 during a phenomenal powder day, considerably one of the best days I've had at Telluride Ski Resort. I enjoyed a plate of delicious blackened chicken pasta with some close friends while this 360 rainbow formed above us as the clouds cleared out. It was a truly magical scene.

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Tell us about yourself!

I was born and raised in Telluride, Colorado. I'm a student, environmentalist, aspiring photographer, and explorer. I've been enjoying the wonderful outdoors my entire life. From climbing and fishing in the San Juan Mountains, to backpacking in nearby Utah and Arizona, there are many places I enjoy about the nature and the beauty of the world. My ability to observe large and small details combined with a passion for the environment has molded me into a talented landscape photographer. With my lens, I have explored the United States and Europe. Photographing during my junior year abroad in Denmark, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in a culture and that was liberating to my creative impulses. I currently attend Lake Forest College, north of Chicago, and I'm majoring in environmental studies. I hope to make many positive impacts on the world one step at a time.


What to Do in Telluride Tellurides known for it's natural beauty and it's seclusion in southwest Colorado. It's still got a small town feel with many of it's residence spending most of there time getting away from it all in the San Juan Mountains.

It used to be an old silver mining town tucked on the San Miguel River. If you want to get outdoors more Telluride's your place. World class skiing in the winter, hiking biking and paddling in the summer. Don't forget the year round fishing. The best time for anglers is between February and April. Fun Fact: The first screening of Pulp Fiction was at the Telluride Film Festival.

What's your favorite pair of Rheos shades?

What to Do in TellurideStyle: Palmettos
Frame Color: Gunmetal
Lens Color: Gunmetal
Description: You wanna be protected on the slopes and in town, especially if you're heading into Telluride. The lightest of the Rheos frames, Palmettos in Gunmetal hold up on the slopes, on the river or in town with a classic aviator style to keep you protected from the more than a mile high rays.

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