A whole new world opens up in Telluride when the snow melts away and the ski adventures are over. Music is just one reason why — the Telluride Bluegrass Festival attracts thousands of visitors every year. The Victorian-era mining town in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains is a favorite of cyclists and hikers. Backpacking and camping are great ways to explore this stretch of the Rockies, too, and visitors can also try whitewater rafting down the Gunnison River or horseback riding on scenic trails. Kids will love the skate parks, swimming pool facilities and hot air balloon rides.