Go Don't Forget Your Mushroom Costume
There are two things each new season in Telluride is sure to bring: a change in weather and unparalleled festivals. In my opinion, Telluride’s smaller, lesser-known festivals are some of the town’s best-kept secrets. Take, for instance, the quirky Mushroom Festival. Here me out— it’s a celebration of full of cooking demonstrations, guided hikes for mushroom identification, and a parade where attendees get creative with fungal-themed costumes. If dressing up isnt your style however, I might know what is. This year, the Madeline partnered with Circle K Ranch, where guests were able to take a lesser-traveled trail by horseback, and access landscape beyond where festival-goers were mushroom hunting. Guided by a licensed mushroom identification local and one of the Madeline’s chefs, the exploration was a special gathering that honored the Telluride tradition.