Telluride (tĕlˈyərĪd) [key], town (1990 pop. 1,309), seat of San Miguel co., SW Colo., on the San Miguel River in the San Juan Mts., inc. 1887. A trade center in a sheep, dairying, and mining (gold, silver, lead) region, Telluride is best known as a ski resort. The town has a number of Victorian buildings that date from the gold-mining boom of the late 19th cent., when the population exceeded 5,000.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.