Adrenaline Junkies Only
Telluride was built on mining, but today it runs on adrenaline. Steeps and speed are just as plentiful as the gold deposits that once filled this valley, and just like the miners of yore, locals and visitors alike come seeking this unique type of personal treasure.
Black Bear Pass
|Notoriously known as one of the most technical and anxiety inducing roads in Colorado, Black Bear Pass is not for the faint of heart. Beginning outside of Silverton, this road carries you through some of Southwest Colorado`s most scenic territory to the ultimate crechendo of dangerous switchbacks descending into Telluride. Challenging yet impossibly beautiful, Black Bear Pass is a can`t miss for thrill-seekers. Drive it yourself in a high clearance 4x4 or elect for a tour and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Ski Telluride`s Advanced Runs
|For advanced skiers, Telluride is a destination in and of itself. The resort here boasts the ski run with the most vertical feet in Colorado. The Plunge is the crown jewel of the mountain providing steep terrain, challenging moguls, and a view of town that is a feast for the eyes - if you can slow down enough to appreciate it. Want to get out of bounds? There`s acres of thrilling backcountry terrain to explore as well. Just bring your avalanche beacon!
|Translated as "Iron Way" in Italian, Telluride`s Via Ferrata might be one of the area`s most novel experiences. Spanning almost 2 miles of the northern face of the box canyon above Telluride, the Via Ferrata serves up delicious views of Bridal Veil, Ingram Peak, Telluride, and the valley floor. While the entire route is pretty breathtaking, your heart will definitely start pumping during the famed "Main Event" as you shuffle along bolted stemples suspended thousands of feet above the canyon floor.
|Have you ever dreamed that you were flying? Suspended high above the ground as you soar silently through the air? Paragliding is probably the closest thing to flying that humans will have the opportunity to experience. See the canyon from a completely different perspective and you glide above the valley floor.
Telluride`s Downhill Bike Park
|Make no mistake, the downhill bike park at Telluride Ski Resort is not something to be taken lightly. This is not a course for beginners, but for rippers who are comfortable with tight berms and high speeds. With six different routes to choose from, all serviced by the gondola, you can get your fill of jumps, drops, and rock gardens as you weave through stands of aspen trees.