Gold Season In Telluride


September 7, 2016

Couture Colorado

As summer draws to a close, Telluride is gearing up for �Gold Season,� the Rocky Mountains� vibrant display of shimmering yellow, orange and gold aspen trees, causing a barrage of beauty and color. This fall, guests can stay an extra day to enjoy Telluride�s spectacular scenery and sensational festivals with the �Free Fall Specials�, which offer a third or fourth night free at participating hotels, including the Fairmont Franz Klammer Lodge, the Hotel Columbia, and the Mountain Lodge Telluride. Offered from September 19-October 31, 2016, the �Free Fall� promotion gives guests the opportunity to enjoy Telluride�s stunning views and colorful foliage in the San Juan Mountains. Thanks to a complimentary night at participating hotels, guests can revel in the beauty of Telluride by partaking in activities such as a 4X4 tour, stand up paddle boarding, or a tranquil outing on the complementary gondola to the Mountain Village, which is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in December 2016. �This year�s Gold Season promises to be one of the best yet,� said Telluride Tourism Board CEO Michael Martelon. �Between the unparalleled scenery of the San Juan Mountains and the fantastic schedule of festivals during peak leaf peeping times, fall in Telluride is not to be missed.� As a complement to the abundant natural beauty of the surrounding area, Telluride is hosting an exciting lineup of festivals and events that embrace the ambiance of the Gold Season. The Telluride Film Festival, a prelude to Hollywood�s award season, celebrates the art of cinema September 2-5 with a wide variety of the season�s hottest new films. Academy Award winning movies such as Juno, A King�s Speech, Slumdog Millionaire, and many more premiered in Telluride. Blues & Brews hosts over 25 bands featuring Joe Walsh, Mick Fleetwood, and Gary Clark Jr, over 50 breweries from around the country, and over 150 different beers September 16-18. From September 29-30, the Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors showcases some of the world�s finest automobiles, while Neil Young + Promise of the Real Earth playTelluride over the same weekend. Getting to Telluride is easier than ever this fall as well. American Airlines flies daily direct from Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) to the Telluride Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) through October 5. Connections can also be made through Denver throughout the season with daily flights into MTJ on United. Go to for further details on specials, events, and flights.

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