A Curated Guide by The Staff

Things To Do in Telluride

There is an abundance of year-round activities to do in Telluride. Those seeking adventure can partake in hiking, biking, fishing, golfing and of course, skiing and snowboarding. The world-renowned Telluride Ski Resort offers some of the most sought-after ski terrain in North America, which is perfect for beginners and experts alike. If you prefer to be part of a group activity or want to leave logistics to an expert, there are guides available for Jeep tours, rafting excursions, fly-fishing and climbing (rock and ice)! Two of the newest activities to try are paddling the San Miguel or high alpine lake on a SUP board and crossing the Via Ferrata, a path of iron rungs 200 feet off the ground! Whatever level of activity you desire, the Hotel Columbia staff is happy to assist.

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      Cosmopolitan Restaurant

      On-Site Restaurant

      The Hotel Columbia is home to the COSMOpolitan restaurant and lounge, the #1 rated restaurant in Telluride. Located on the first floor of the Hotel Columbia, the COSMOpolitan gives guests of the hotel the convenience of having a delicious meal just steps from any room or suite.

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        Smuggler's Union

        Award-Winning Restaurant and Brewery

        Rustic-chic hub pairing house beers & craft cocktails with creative, locally sourced comfort food.

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          The National

          Hip Eatery with Craft Cocktails

          The National arrived on the restaurant scene in late 2018, bringing a new level of swank to Telluride. The beautifully designed space and contemporary cuisine have quickly placed this eatery on the "go-to" list while in town. A creative mixologist, affectionally known as Diamond Dave, helms the bar, serving a variety of concoctions from the Campfire Old Fashioned to the Mountain Shrine.

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            New Sheridan Chop House

            Bustling Social Scene

            The New Sheridan Chop House is a classic steakhouse that occupies the prime space of the Sheridan complex, which also includes a hotel, rooftop bar, saloon, parlor and coffee shop. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Chop House is always bustling and General Manager, Ray Farnsworth, keeps service standards high.

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              Allred's Restaurant

              Those Views!

              Allred's has the best vantage point of any restaurant in the area. Perched atop the San Sophia Ridge, the best way to reach Allred's is to take a free Gondola ride from town or Mountain Village and exit at Station San Sophia. Come for happy hour and enjoy a drink in the bar, or snag a coveted seat by the windows.

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                221 South Oak

                Intimate Atmosphere

                221 South Oak offers a fine dining experience in the heart of Telluride. Located in a historic home, the intimate restaurant is the perfect place for date night. In the summertime, those "in the know" head to the patio on weekends for one of the best brunches in town.

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                  Rustico Ristorante

                  Gorgeous Italian Restaurant in Historic Building

                  From the charming staff and crisp white linens to the exposed brick walls, Rustico appeals to those who desire a truly authentic Italian experience. In the winter, you can sit near the cozy fire while sipping a Barolo from the Piedmont region and in the summer, dine al fresco on the patio with a Pecorino, from the coastal area of Abruzzo.

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                    La Marmotte

                    Oh La La

                    Since 1988, La Marmotte has been serving excellent French food to Telluride locals and visitors alike. Warm and cozy, the restaurant is located in a former "Ice House" from the mining era. While perfect for couples and families, it does have a romantic vibe, which is great for date night.

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                      Siam

                      Contemporary Thai Fusion

                      Under new ownership, the interior of Siam has recently been given a makeover! More bar space and comfortable seating make this neighboorhood gem a favorite. The extensive menu includes traditional Thai dishes like pad seeeaw, khao pad, pad thai and a plethora of curries including masaman and both red and green panang.

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                        Brown Dog Pizza

                        Award-Winning Pizza

                        Brown Dog is a local sports bar serving pizza, pasta, salads, and sandwiches. The restaurant is not big - so be prepared for a wait during high season or when a Patriots game is being broadcast. However, they will take your mobile number and give you a call when your table is ready, providing a great opportunity to browse shops nearby.

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                          La Cocina De Luz

                          "The Kitchen of Light"

                          The English translation is a fitting one for this terrific Mexican restaurant on Colorado Avenue. The "abundance of light" both literally and metaphorically makes La Cocina de Luz a must-stop while visiting. Dishes are authentic and lovingly prepared. Menu staples include posole, flautas, tacos and enchiladas, all of which are accompanied by two sides - salad, roasted vegetables, beans or rice.

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                            The Butcher & Baker Cafe

                            Charming Cafe

                            The Butcher & Baker serves food mornings through evenings most weekdays as well as brunch on Sundays. All pastries and bread are homemade and the menu is made to order. A deli case worth perusing is where you can choose one, two or three scoops from a variety of salads.

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                              Tomboy Tavern

                              An Hommage to Telluride's Mining Heritage

                              Located in Mountain Village, Tomboy Tavern has a rustic feel with leather chairs and barstools complementing a zinc bar. Featured above the bar is a large bellow, a relic from the mining days. Booths line the sides of the restaurant with high-top tables in front.

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