Top Choice Art in Crested Butte

Crested Butte Arts Festival

For 38 years the Crested Butte Arts Festival, in late July or early August, has drawn huge crowds and hundreds of artists, musicians and food and wine vendors to Elk Ave for a wonderful free street party. Artists fr…
Top Choice Film in Telluride


A four-day screening of outdoor adventure and environmental films.
Ice Climbing in Ouray & the Million Dollar Hwy

Ouray Ice Festival

The Ouray Ice Festival features four days of climbing competitions, dinners, slide shows and clinics. There's even a climbing wall set up for kids. You can watch the competitions for free, but various evening events…
Music in Telluride

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

This festival attracts thousands for a weekend of top-notch rollicking alfresco bluegrass. Stalls sell all sorts of food and local microbrews to keep you happy, and acts continue well into the night. Camping out for…
Film in Telluride

Telluride Film Festival

National and international films are premiered throughout town, and the event attracts big-name stars. For more information on the relatively complicated pricing scheme, visit the film-festival website.
Beer in Durango

San Juan Brewfest

Showcasing 30-odd specialist brewers from Durango, around Colorado and interstate, this annual festival is a highlight. Official judging takes place late in the afternoon but all attendees ($20; must be aged 21 and …
Sports in Mesa Verde National Park

12 Hours of Mesa Verde

This annual 12-hour relay-endurance mountain-bike event is popular. Teams race against each other over an incredible network of trails across the national park. There's also a kids' ride. All proceeds raised go to t…
Wine in Telluride

Telluride Wine Festival

This wine festival is held in late June every year.
Food & Drink in Telluride

Telluride Mushroom Festival

Fungiphiles sprout up at this festival.
Beer in Telluride

Brews & Blues Festival

Telluride’s festival season comes to a raucous end at this event, where blues musicians take to the stage and microbrews fill the bellies of fans.