Adventure to The Observatory near Telluride

By Caitlin Row

It might not be easy to get to The Observatory at Alta Lakes, but it’s a worthwhile endeavor. Located on a remote site about 30 minutes above the town of Telluride, it can only be accessed by four-wheel-drive vehicles or snowmobiles though the Alta ghost town. The lodge — built solidly of rock, wood and forged iron in the mid-1970s — was constructed on the edge of Alta Lakes with views of spiky, snow-covered mountains.According to The Observatory’s website: “It did not take long for the locals to catch onto the heart and soul of The Observatory. By the early …

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