The average winter temperature is a high of 46 and a low of 11. The average summer temperature is a high of 78 and a low of 44.
LARGEST CITY: Durango. Population of 15,000.
FUN FACT: According to the official story, Telluride is named for Tellurium, a mineral extracted in great quantities from the surrounding hills during prospecting days. The unofficial (but more popular) version is that the many desperadoes who hid out in this inapproachable box canyon (including Butch Cassidy) had a code phrase for the place: "To Hell You Ride."