Day Trips

From ghost towns and mines to ancient Anasazi ruins, there’s endless more adventures an easy drive from town. 

Telluride makes the perfect base camp for daytime adventures in southwest Colorado and the Four Corners region.  From climbing fourteeners and traversing remote backroads by 4WD or mountain bike, to exploring the Anasazi ruins at Mesa Verde and relishing the stunning canyon lands at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, there are endless options all an easy drive from Telluride.

Day Trips in Telluride

Red Cone Retreat


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Moab, Utah

Arches National Park

Canyonlands National Park



San Juan Skyway


Unaweep/Tabegauche Scenic Byway

Mesa Verde National Park