It's something special when you get incredible views while traveling. The Gondola in Telluride is a fantastic way to get around town or just enjoy the stunning sights of the area. If you don't love heights, you might not think of it as the optimal option, but this efficient and fun mode of transport is an adventurer's (and local's) dream.
If you've ever wanted to be able to explore an area without worrying about traffic or getting leg cramps, this system has you covered.
Called the 'G' for short, you can hop on and off between four stations on the two-part system.
When you board the gondola at Telluride Station, you'll be swept above the town and surrounding landscape, glimpsing fabulous 365-degree views of the lovely sights below.
The next station sits 10,540 feet up, and it's where you can access hiking trails, ski slopes, or even a restaurant where you can stop for a tasty treat.
Once you get back on, you'll be whisked off to the Mountain Village, but not before you scope epic views of the resort and lush forests below.
You can either stay and explore or follow the second part of the journey to places full of exciting stops and explorations, like the Mountain Market.
What makes the gondola so spectacular is not only that it's free and considered transport for residents, but it is powered by wind and solar energy.
On your adventure, you might be joined by locals, ski or snowboarders, or even mountain bikers looking for a little adrenaline rush.
If only all public transport could be so efficient and offer such spectacular views.
Oh, and the fact that it's free doesn't hurt, either.
Address: 565 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride, CO
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy this free ride over the valleys, hills, and town of Telluride or use it to go to a specific destination.
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