Telluride, in a box canyon off Colorado 145, is a boomtown on its second time around. Outside Magazine recently called it "without question the most scenic mountain town in the west".
The first boom, in the late 1800s, centered around the gold and silver veins high in the granite mountainsides. Much of it was found in the gold-bearing element tellurium, for which the town is named. Telluride was one of the richest mining towns in Colorad...[continued]