Summer Guide

Summertime in Telluride is like no other place on earth. Long, sunny days turn into crisp evenings filled with music in the air. With festivals almost every weekend in the summer, theres always a reason to celebrate. For a taste of adventure, let us arrange a fly fishing trip or a 4x4 jeep tour. Much like the winter, we can offer special discounts on these summer activities. And don't miss out on a Telluride Food Tour, perfect for large groups and families. Call 970-728-8838 to reserve these services.

Hiking

Hiking

Summer is the perfect time to explore Tellurideís expansive terrain on foot. There are ample trails in the area that are suitable for nearly every level. With blooming wildflowers, breathtaking vistas and pristine alpine lakes dotting the local scenery, every Telluride hike has something unique to offer. Some of the most popular hikes include Bear Creek Falls (2.5 miles one way), Jud Weibe Trail (3 mile loop), the River Trail (4.25 miles one way), and Bridal Veil Falls (4.2 miles one way). If you are feeling more adventurous, you could hike one of the many fourteeners that the San Juans have to offer. We highly recommend checking out the Telluride Hiking Guide, a comprehensive guide to all the best hikes in the area. Written by a long-time local Susan Kees, the guide is available at local shops or can be accessed online here. Itís important to always remember to be prepared for adverse weather situations, as rain, intense sun and even snow can occur without warning in the San Juans.
Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

But getting to Telluride may take a little longer than other premium trout fishing destinations, and our local fishing holes have a lot less fishing pressure than more accessible rivers elsewhere in Colorado. The San Miguel River flows right through Telluride which has always produced good results for fly fishermen. Next, drive 45 minutes to Ridgway, CO and check out the legendary fishing hole just below the dam at Ridgway State Parkís Pa-Co-Chu-Puk access point. The, head west over Lizard Head Pass to access the serene upper and lower Dolores River. Check with Latitude 38 to inquire about hiring a professional guide.
Rafting

Rafting

Surrounded by the amphitheatre of 13,000 peaks, when the snowpack in the San Juans begins to melt, rafting season starts in earnest on the rivers around Telluride. Several Telluride river outfitters offer professionally guided trips on the areas trio of wildly scenic rivers: San Miguel, Dolores and Uncompahgre. Most outfitters offer milder float trips suitable for ages six and up. More challenging whitewater trips (Class III and up) usually have a minimum age limit of 12.
Golf

Golf

No matter what your scorecard tally reads at the end of the round, spectacular scenery, wildlife sightings and uncrowded fairways mean everyone wins at Telluride area golf courses.Golf loving visitors to Telluride have two courses from which to choose, Telluride Golf Club in Mountain Village and Fairway Pines at the Divide Ranch and Club, 38 miles away overlooking the quaint town of Ridgway.
Biking

Biking

Opportunities for biking adventures are second to none here in Telluride. Once all the snow melts. dozens of trails for all riding levels can be accessed in both Telluride and Mountain Village. The gondola cabins all have bike racks to easily load your ride and cruise up to San Sophia Station. From there, you can ride down either side.
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Breathe in the earthy smell of leather, listen to the clip clop sounds of horseshoes on dirt and relax into the quintessential spirit of Rocky Mountain West with a horseback trail ride or pack trip during your Telluride vacation. Whippersnappers of all ages and skills are welcome to saddle up with one of Tellurideís premier outfitters.