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Please feel free to call Pat (617) 835-8556 for any suggestions/ clarifications on these or other Telluride activities.


For Kids:

For summer visitors, several organizations, notably:
(outdoors/ recreation)

(We have enrolled our daughter for several summers and never been disappointed)


offer fantastic weekly day camps and some one day activities.






Also check guidebooks on shelf.

Our favorite trails include:

From Town:

  • Bear Creek (~ 4 miles round trip)
  • Jub Wiebe (~2.7 miles round trip)
  • Sneffels Highline (~12 miles round trip)

By Car

  • Blue Lake (accessed from Bridal Veil Power Station; ~6 miles roundtrip)
  • Silver Lake (accessed from Bridal Veil Power Station; Steep 3.5 miles roundtrip)
  • Hope Lake (Trailhead behind Trout Lake (approx. 30 mintes from town;) ~7 miles roundtrip.)

Mountain Biking

Guests can rent mountain bikes at either:

Bootdoctors/ Further Adventures

236 S. Oak (Base of Gondola)

(970) 728-4581


Telluride Sports

150 W. Colorado

(970) 728-4477


For trails, check:
(mostly advanced)

Also check “Mountain Biking Colorado’s San Juan Mountains” on the bookshelf.

The best trail involves taking the gondola to the San Sophia station, taking the “Prospect Trail,” eventually heading over to Alta lakes and down into the Ilium Valley. Ask at the rental store for complete directions.


Ice Climbing

Ouray, a little more than an hour from Telluride, is an international ice climbing mecca.

Contact Clint Cook at San Juan Mountain Guides ( for a beginning day at the ice park or a backcountry adventurer. (Clint can also arrange rock climbs, back country skiing or mountaineering trips.)

Combine this with dinner in Ouray at Buen Tiempo (515 Main St., Ouray (970) 325-4554.



The Black Canyon on the Gunnison River is a spectacular day or multi day rafting trip. It also offers some of the best fly-fishing in Colorado.

Black Canyon Anglers ( can arrange fishing, rafting or customized trips. (It is necessary to book well in advance, particularly during peak fishing seasons.)


Fly Fishing

Drop by to visit John Duncan (or anyone else) at Telluride Outside ( for rod rentals, lessons, guides or access to private waters. The San Miguel and the Dolores both offer a range of fishing options and are short drives from town.


Mushroom Foraging

Mushroom is one of the great, often overlooked Telluride summer/ fall activities. Contact John Sir Jesse, “mushroom hunter to the stars” at Herb Walker Tours to book a foraging trip - (970) 728-4538.


Day Trips

Take a day trip to Dunton Hot Springs ( for lunch and an afternoon in the natural hot springs. Book well in advance. This unique spot is consistently (and rightfully) ranked as one of the topresorts in the world.

PATRICK BENZIE: (617) 835-8556           /           E-mail: