San Juans, CO, Guide and Information


Seizing the Western Spirit of Telluride, Ridgway, Ouray, Montrose, Norwood and the West End

Between Montrose, Colorado (where most people fly in and out of when visiting this part of southwest Colorado) and just beyond Telluride up to Lizard Head Pass, you can take in some of the most spectacular scenery in the West, or rather in America. (There’s not a stoplight within about fifty miles.) In truth, here you can breathe in some of the most gorgeous vistas in the world.

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Talking Telluride

Some say that the glory days of Telluride, Colorado are gone. According to the 2020 census, there are now as many women as men in this rugged mountain town. So it’s no longer as easy to snag a stud-ly guy and if you do, he will likely pay you even less attention than he would have back when the town was primarily populated by rad dudes who came to rip up the steeps. The few ladies that made it to town back then had their pick of some of the best-looking he-men in the country. Real estate prices have soared to nosebleed heights, an unfortunate situation for the worker bees that have been squeezed out of affordable housing, the same peeps that not only keep the town going but also create much of its authentic vibe. And yes, there are days when you see more California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and all kinds of other out-of-state license plates than a Tellurider could ever have imagined would appear in this remote locale. Suddenly, everyone is flocking to Colorado!

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