I have been coming to Telluride, Colorado for many years and I am always amazed by the beauty of this unique town. With one road into town the vertical rise of of the canyon walls will careen your neck as you gaze into the clear blue Colorado sky. The ski mountain is one of my favorites with long steep runs that deposit you into the streets of town offering many apres ski options. In Summer, Telluride bursts with the activity of festivals like The Bluegrass Festival, Ride Fest, and Blues and Brews to name a few. Yes, Telluride is a fun little town that has also developed into a very expensive place for lodging. Luckily Telluride also has an amazing campground with the town limits!!
The campsites are somewhat small and better suited for tents, vans, trucks and small RVs. La Tortuga is a 27 foot class C and we were one of the larger campers. Sites were $33.00 per night in 2019. There are no hookups. There is water available to fill you r tanks, bathrooms and showers, a dish tasing station, tennis courts, playground, and swimming pool. The nicer bathrooms and showers are by the swimming pool. Showers are coin operated $3.00 for a 5 minute shower you can get change at the office. From the campground you can easily walk to town.
The campground does’t accept reservations and is first come first serve. During the many festivals over the summer months camping passes are sold in conjunction with the festival. Check to see if there is a festival in Telluride and contact the campground to ensure you won’t need an additional festival camping pass. During the more popular festivals like Bluegrass the campground is full with festival goers starting the week prior.
In town there are two grocery stores the smaller on is downtown and walking distance from the campground. Clarks is larger and located at the entrance to town on the right. Telluride is full of excellent restaurants for every budget and many spectacular watering holes. The gondola is free to Telluride Mountain Village and offers spectacular views.
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