Festivals & Events:
Olde Fashioned Christmas at Schmid Ranch
elebrate the season with this FREE Telluride tradition! Find your Christmas tree, make a wreath, enjoy hot cocoa, go on a sleigh ride, visit with Santa, and more at the Schmid Family Centennial Ranch on Wilson Mesa. There is a suggested donation of $40 for Christmas Trees. Directions: Take 145 North out of Telluride towards Sawpit. Drive about 9 miles and then take a left on Silver Pick Road. Drive about 10 minutes up Silver Pick Road. There will be signs along Silver Pick Road. 4wd vehicles are recommended, as it can get muddy if the ground hasn’t frozen. The Schmid Family Ranch is a Centennial farm on Wilson Mesa, about ten miles West of Telluride, Colorado. The ranch has been in operation since the family homesteaded in 1882. The family worked with the Nature Conservancy to preserve the entire ranch through a conservation easement now held by the San Miguel Conservation Foundation. Today the family’s wish is to share this unique property with the community while maintaining a way of life that honors the land.