Looking for a cool spring break experience in the mountains? We know just the place to visit! Here’s how to plan the best spring break in Telluride, Colorado.
Plan Your Activities
Planning spring break can be stressful, but making the effort to decide what things you want to do in advance will ensure a fun trip and let you actually enjoy your week. The best thing about spring break in Telluride is there are plenty of activities to suit every age. So whether you’re a college student looking for a cool spring break trip or a family looking for fun, the San Juan Mountains are ready to provide!
Need some help thinking of ideas for your vacation? We’ve got a few in mind for both college kids and families!
For College Kids…
Go Skiing and Snowboarding
With March being Telluride’s snowiest month, you’re in for some good ski days. And not to mention Telluride skiing is some of the best out there! Telluride Ski Resort has 2,000 acres of skiable terrain and is naturally divided with challenging chutes, bowls, and steeps to bumps and wide-open groomers. No matter what level you and your friends are at, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy.
Not a fan of the ski scene but still want to enjoy all the snow? Take a snowmobiling tour! Whether you and your friends want to take a scenic tour or have some free play through ungroomed terrain, your spring break group will have a blast experiencing some full-throttle adventure. Don’t forget to stop and take pictures during your excursion!
Explore Telluride’s Bar Scene
When it comes to drinking in Telluride, they really have it all. Fancy cocktails, local breweries, historic watering holes, and incredible views await you and your group. From extra hoppy IPAs to locally distilled peppermint schnapps, you can take in the beautiful mountains while enjoying different drinks from around town. Just remember to drink responsibly!
Sledding in Telluride deserves just as much glory as the ski slopes! Sledding is a fun (and cost-effective) way to get out into the snow with the whole family. Firecracker Hill is the most popular place for sledding and is located in Telluride Town Park. If you didn’t bring your own sleds, don’t worry, you can rent some from the Telluride Nordic Association or purchase some from Ace Hardware in downtown Telluride.
Take a Walk Down Main Street
Main Street is the hotspot in Telluride’s downtown district and is full of shops, history, and impressive views of the Rocky Mountains. You can get lunch and then walk the streets looking at the views, learning about the town’s history, and exploring the unique shops this mountain town has to offer. There’s sure to be something for everyone!
Ride on the Gondola
The Telluride & Mountain Village Gondola is a cable car transport between the two towns that started in 1996. And truly, the ride never gets old. The best part – it’s free! Take the Gondola to the Mountain village, have some lunch, check out the slopes, and if the weather is nice and you have littles, head over to the playground near Poachers Pub.
Be Prepared for the Unknown
As with most trips: it’s best to prepare for the unknown. Even if you plan everything to a “T,” things don’t always go as planned. Cars can break down, people get tired and want to skip an activity, or the weather isn’t conducive to what you have planned. Just remember if changes happen, don’t let them soil your trip – you’re there to have fun and escape from stress! Try and prepare for something to go a little sideways, and remember that it will make for a funny memory in the future.
Stay Mindful of the Weather
Speaking of weather, be mindful of Colorado’s notoriously moody weather. If you’re spending your spring break in our beautiful mountains, it’s a good idea to know that the sun and warmth can change at any moment. So as the Boy Scouts motto goes: always be prepared. This means packing outfits that can work for warmer and colder weather, and when you’re out and about, make sure you’re wearing layers.
Pick Lodging Outside of Telluride
Telluride is a beautiful place to visit but can be a bit pricey to stay in. Even if you’re spending you’re spring break in Telluride, you don’t have to stay there. Picking lodging outside of Telluride means avoiding a little bit higher prices and the chance to see the stunning San Juan Mountains more. And what’s not to love about that?
If you’re looking for spring break 2023 lodging, MTN Lodge Ridgway is ready to have you! We’re the perfect base camp for all your adventures in Telluride, Ouray, and Ridgway. Not to mention we have comfortable rooms, onsite dining, and incredible mountain views. Let’s make your stay a memorable one.