The Telluride region has several diverse areas that appeal to different types of people. The numerous mesas are about as close as one can get to living away from it all, without living away from it all. The vast expanse of sun-kissed stretches of land sit at the bases of the area’s most dramatic peaks, meaning days are longer and unobstructed views seem no more than an arm’s
Wildlife roams freely and property lines reach out to mingle among wilderness areas and national forests, suiting equestrians as well as those who just love their space. Yet once in the car, all the mesas are less than 40 minutes from Telluride and Mountain Village, with certain 35-acre tracts uniquely positioned only 10-20 minutes away from all the action. Then there are the numerous outlying towns, which boast community living that’s a little quieter than Telluride and Mountain Village. Heading south, residents actually go up in altitude to the old mining/mountain communities of Ophir, San Bernardo, Trout Lake and Rico, where neighbors live close to each other and to the mountains outside
Heading north and west, residents go down to the slightly warmer and more agricultural towns of Placerville, Ridgway and Norwood, where homesteads come in all sizes and communities have social calendars all their own. And like the mesas, all the outlying communities are no more than 20 to 40 minutes from Telluride and Mountain Village.