Sunday Sign: Geology of the Telluride Valley

Posted on July 31, 2011


This week’s sign describes the geology of the Telluride Valley.

I paid my first visit to Telluride on August 2, 2010 and fell in love with the town. Most people know Telluride for its skiing and music festivals, but Telluride is quite different than some of the other popular ski areas.

Telluride was established as a mining town, so it has a long history that predates commercialized skiing and tourism. There’s a strong community of locals who’ve built their lives in Telluride and care deeply about preserving the town’s eclectic nature and have a commitment to sustainable living.

Telluride is located in the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado, about 50 miles from Montrose, where my brother and his family live.

This is the third post in my weekly installment called the Sunday Sign. More here:

Sunday Sign: Byler’s Old Turnpike

Sunday Sign: Capulin Volcano National Monument