Town of Telluride
Renowned Main Street (Colorado Avenue) Telluride begins at the western entrance to the Town of Telluride at the roundabout located at Mahoney Drive. Leading past Telluride Middle/High School to the north, Visitor’s Center on right and continuing past multi-family condominiums, Hotel Telluride and bed & breakfasts, the colorful, historic Victorian homes begin to line Telluride’s western Main Street. Main Street crests at Aspen Street and begins the historic commercial district. Telluride’s Man Street is historically wider than others an was constructed to accommodate the mining traffic, mule trains and horse drawn wagons of the mining era of the late 1800s. In addition to The Sheridan Opera House, shops and restaurants, this is where you’ll find many of the town’s most desirable penthouse residences, condominiums and rooftop decks on the tops of many of these buildings, including Blackbear, Wasatch and Wintercrown.
This neighborhood is located near the entrance to town, along Mahoney Drive to West Pacific Avenue and extending east to Davis Street, all convenient to Coonskin/Lift 7. It includes the Victorian residences of Bachman Village, Owl Meadows Townhomes, Lulu City, Telluride Lodge, Double Diamond and Cimarron Lodge at the base of the ski area. This area is zoned for nightly, weekly and longer terms of rentals and occupancy.
Pacific Avenue Corridor
The street just south of Main and a step closer to the mountainside is West/ East Pacific Avenue. It is contains a mix of historic homes, newer condominiums and townhomes including West Pacific Campus and Pacific Street Townhomes. Small pockets of retail include Siam Thai restaurant at the corner of W. Pacific and Davis Street and Telluride Post Office at E. Pacific and Willow Street.
Located near the Oak Street Gondola Station, the district features many historic properties on Oak Street in addition to retail, restaurant and hotel accommodations including Hotel Columbia, Camels’ Garden and private residences including 205 South Oak.
The San Miguel River begins in the mountains above Telluride’s box canyon and flows through Telluride and out west to the preserved 570-acre valley floor. Telluride’s River Trail is a 4+ mile graded pathway that begins just east of Town Park and follows the river through town. Just west of Town Park you’ll find several condominium residences located close to and alongside the river including Ballard House, Ice House and Riverside with townhomes and singe-family residences in The Depot area bordering the river and continuing toward Lift 7 with properties that overlook the year round beauty and sound of the San Miguel River.
The East End refers to properties located east of the Main St. retail/commercial area and Alder Street. The area is noted by it’s proximity to Town Park, Bear Creek and box canyon views with residences on East Pandora and Columbia Avenues.
The Sunnyside of Telluride is north of Main Street and includes Columbia, Galena, Gregory, Pandora and Dakota Avenues. This northern neighborhood naturally receives more daylight as it is further from the shadow cast by the ridge of the ski area. The area is zoned for residences and longer term living with restrictions on short-term or nightly rentals less than 30 days. This is where you will not only find the restored historic homes including Old Waggoner House, L.L. Nunn House and Davis House but many newer, larger residences including those perched with a view overlooking town, views to the ski area and access to hiking trails of Jud Weibe Trail and Tomboy Road.