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Where to SUP in Telluride

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Warm, bluebird days have made watersports, like stand up paddle boarding (SUP), a popular and refreshing activity. Enjoy a guided adventure or rent a board from a SUP outfitter and head out to one of these picturesque spots:

Alta Lakes -A popular spot for camping, the lakes are on the backside of the ski resort and Palmyra Peak, providing a perfect alpine backdrop. Drive 8 miles south on Hwy 145 and turn left on Forest Road (623).

Trout Lake- An incredibly scenic spot with bright blue water set against towering peaks, Trout Lake is located 15 miles south of Hwy 145.

Woods Lake -A remote lake with campsites and top notch trails, an outing at Woods Lake is a wonderful way to spend the day stand up paddling and hiking. Travel 12 miles west on Hwy 145, turn left on Fall Creek Road, continue for 7.4 miles.

Down Valley Park-The park is perfect for kids with a small pond, ball fields , a playground and bathrooms. Drive 14 miles west on Hwy 145 and look for the park on your left.

San Miguel River-Once you have tested out the alpine lakes, take to the dynamic waters of the San Miguel River. The most mellow section of the river starts at Mahoney Drive and flows 3 miles out of town to Society Turn.


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