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Outdoor Activities

Adventure awaits, just steps from your front door in breathtakingly beautiful Telluride, Colorado. Summer and winter offer an array of outdoor activities that celebrate the best of the Telluride lifestyle and the 13,000+ ft peaks that surround the historic town.

Telluride’s World-Class Ski Resort is a grandiose backdrop to the historic town, offering a genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain on 2,000+ skiable acres. Even beginners and intermediate skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts. And forget crowds: the trails are never packed, and there is rarely a lift line. Telluride was recently named the #1 ski resort in North America by Conde Nast readers for the 6th time in the past 7 years.

You may also enjoy: Heli & Cat Skiing, Nordic Skiing, & Backcountry Skiing.

Families and kids can take advantage of 1 indoor and 2 outdoor rinks for ice skating fun in Telluride and Mountain Village. Don’t forget to stop by firecracker hill by Telluride Town Park for some good times on the sledding hill.

Looking for some unique adventures? Take a fat tire snow bike for a cruise on the valley floor. Try your hand at ice climbing on Colorado’s tallest free-falling waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls. Gather the family for a guided snowmobile tour of Telluride’s scenic backcountry or an old fashioned sleigh ride.



Any local will tell you, “I came for the winters, but stayed for the summers.” Plenty of sunshine, warm days, and cool nights make for fun outdoor adventures.

It’s no surprise, hiking is one of Telluride’s most popular summer activities. With expansive wilderness right out your front door, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll on the river trail or challenge yourself by hiking up one of the Telluride area’s famed 14,000 ft peaks. Check out Telluride’s many hiking trails. Explore one of the scenic trails by mountain bike or play around in the Mountain Village bike park for a more heart-pounding experience.

Take in the spectacular mountain views from one of the highest golf courses in the world, the 18 hole par 70 golf course will not disappoint.

Explore the lakes and rivers nearby via paddle board or a guided river rafting adventure. Treat yourself to a day of world-class fly fishing along the Dolores River. Take the kids to cool off in the pool at Town Park.

And if you’re still looking for new adventures, there is rock climbing, camping, horseback riding, 4×4 off roading, and a skate park for the kids.