Summer Activities

Locals generally tell the same story: They first came to Telluride for the winter but ended up staying for the summer. It’s no wonder! Summer is a veritable playground for those who love the great outdoors. From the trickling streams in late spring to the crisp air and golden aspen leaves in the fall, the setting is spectacular, and there are so many different ways to play.

4X4 Off-Roading

Our rich mining heritage left a legacy of intertwined jeep roads, providing access to some of the area’s highest mountain passes.

Art Classes

Telluride's vibrant art community adds a colorful layer to the traveler's experience.

ATV/Motorcycle

For powersports fans, the greater Telluride region offers plenty of terrain to tour. Ride the scenic San Juan Skyway on motorcycle and take in the spectacular scenery.
Mountain biking in Telluride along the mesas

Biking

Coming into its own as a world-class mountain biking destination, dozens of trails for all ability levels are maintained in the greater Telluride region.
Camping near Telluride, Colorado

Camping

To thoroughly explore the San Juan Mountains, backpacking and camping is the ideal method.
Dogs love the tennis in Telluride

Court Sports

Telluride and Mountain Village offer a variety of court sports such as basketball, tennis, raquetball, and volleyball: Basketball: Telluride Town Park 970.728.2173
Disc golf in Mountain Village, Telluride Colorado

Disc Golf

If you haven’t tried disc golf, grab a Frisbee and head out onto the free course in Mountain Village.
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