Telluride is an outdoor destination unlike any other in the Rocky Mountains, with so much to see and do, it’d be hard to experience it all in one visit. You can hike along scenic trails to deserted mining towns, or ride on horseback through wildflower filled prairie land. You can kayak down tumbling rapids or cross-country ski through inhabited forestland. Experience Telluride’s high country up close on a half-day 4WD tour of the area’s unforgettable 13,000-plus-foot peaks or find the most scenic vantage points on a guided photography trip. Catch a trophy fish in one of the many glistening mountain streams when you enlist the help of a fly fishing tour guide. And after you have experienced some of what Telluride’s great outdoors has to offer, you can recharge with soothing massage.
There are so many great options available to you in Telluride, it might be difficult to decide what to do next. Here are just a few things you may want to look into for your next visit to this outdoor playground:
Telluride Ski Resort boasts more than 2,000 acres of sprawling mountainside, filled with groomed trails, powder-filled bowls, and thrilling terrain parks. But wintertime fun doesn’t end there. Guests can cross-country ski through scenic forests, dog sled over glistening glades, heli-ski the most dramatic peaks, and more.
Experience the Wild West just like the cowboys of old with a tour of Colorado on horseback. Knowledgeable guides can show you all the tricks to master your own bucking bronco and take you on a tour of the most picturesque views Telluride has to offer.
The surrounding hillsides of Telluride are etched with trails just waiting to be explored. You can traverse varied terrain, visit inspiring waterfalls and deserted mining roads, or make a tour of the towering “fourteeners,” the greatest collection of 14,000-foot peaks in the Rocky Mountains.
Telluride is a celebrated destination for alternative healing practices. Take a brief respite from your outdoor adventures to cool off with a rejuvenating hot-stone massage or a relaxing yoga session. Telluride is sure to have just the right thing to help invigorate your body and mind.
Venture down the roaring white water of Telluride’s canyons and rivers for a unique outing. Local guides can help you arrange a half-day or full-day trip through the San Miguel River, the Dolores River, or the renowned Black Canyon of the Gunnison River.