Do Kisses, The Gondola, and Little Hawaii
You might think that having my first kiss on the free Mountain Village Gondola would be my favorite childhood memory in Telluride, but discovering the secret trail to “Little Hawaii” takes first place when it comes to magical moments in this mountain town. “Little Hawaii” is a local treasure kept off maps and learned through word of mouth— finding the trail is a rite of passage. My sister and I stumbled upon it by chance, off of Bear Creek Falls. You know when you’ve arrived because the scenery opens up into a view of stunning rock formations that create a cascade of water into a natural pool below. When we first laid eyes on this waterfall, it was like all we wanted to do was jump in. I keep coming back. Make sure to ask for hints, (or if you’re lucky, directions) from the locals.