The Telluride Mushroom Festival is scheduled for
The Telluride Mushroom Festival is designed for persons interested in
expanding their knowledge of edible, gourmet, medicinal, poisonous and
entheogenic wild mushrooms. Major consideration will be given to the
cultivation of diverse mushroom species, emphasizing practical principles
The Festival will be held in Telluride, an historic Colorado
mining town on the western slope of the Rocky Mountain Continental Divide.
The forests in the Telluride area generally produce a wide variety of wild
mushrooms, particularly edible species.
Daily forays will be held in the surrounding mountains to collect
edible and poisonous species and study their field characteristics.
Conference facilities include appropriate meeting rooms and
campsites. More elaborate accommodations are available locally. Meat
and non-meat nutritious meals will be served.
Telluride is located in southwest Colorado about 325 miles from
Denver, 125 miles from Grand Junction, and 65 miles from Montrose,
Colorado. The area is accessible by air, auto, bus and rail.
The late summer climate in the Colorado high country is lovely with
warm, sunny days and cool nights. Warm clothing is required.
*Mention the Mushroom Festival for discount lodging through Telluride
Resort Accommodations: Out of state (800)538-7754; In State
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