The Observatory at Alta Lakes


Nestled at 11,300 feet under the 13,000-foot Palmyra Peak and Silver Peak of the San Juan Mountains, The Observatory is located 13 miles from the town of Telluride, Colorado. To obtain access to The Observatory, there is an unmaintained county road (a two wheel drive can make it when there is no snow but a four-wheel drive vehicle is preferable) that is about five (5) miles long. When the snow arrives, The Observatory is accessible only by snowmobile, skis or snowshoes. Once you make your reservation, all the information you need to access The Observatory will be provided to you.



Call us (970) 239 - 0027       The Observatory at Alta Lakes, LLC, P.O. Box 2372, Telluride, CO 81435        Email:

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