from the article.........."Telluride is located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains and has the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks in the lower 48," he said. "The San Juan's are a relatively younger mountain range which is why we have these beautiful, dramatic peaks."
The mountains do more than leave your jaw on the floor. They're the secret to Telluride's renowned skiing, which has a reputation for being an extreme, rugged mountain — with expert terrain accounting for 41% of the ski area. But even beginners will find a blue or green run from the top of every lift, allowing anyone to explore the entire mountain. Latcham points to the Galloping Goose, "a double green run that starts off at 11,815-feet and is 4.6 miles long.
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