Exploring the San Juan Mountains
Sara and Lin Kai came over to the States from Singapore to do the classic American roadtrip. It is amazing how many places they were able to explore during their trip. They started in California, and ventured all over the Southwest, into Colorado, before heading up to the Pacific Northwest! It was a whirlwind of a trip, and we enjoyed following along with their Instagram to see their hikes and adventures!
We were really happy to hear that Sara was interested in Telluride, as we consider it to be such a hidden gem. And by hidden, we mean hours upon hours tucked away from more popular places in the Rockies. The San Juans stand all on their own in the Southwest-ish corner of the state, and is easily one of our favorite places. We even wanted to look at land in Ridgeway, Colorado just down the road at one point!
Sara and Lin Kai brought a Jeep for their elopement–and that meant better access to some areas. They had a sunrise lakeside ceremony before heading off on one of the National Forest roads to explore! These two were up for anything and did great with the high elevation. We always do our best to prep couples for high elevation locations like this (it ranged from under 9,000 ft to near 11,000 ft at some points!).
Telluride will always be one of our favorite areas to explore in Colorado. Free Gondola rides for sunset? Count us in! It also has some of our favorite hikes and beautiful alpine lakes to explore. We cannot wait to head back here again during the summer months to knock out a few more hikes on our list!