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Telluride is regarded as an all-season town and resort but things really heat up with our Telluride summer activities. Our mountain climate is perfect for hikers, bikers, and rock climbers. There are many family-friendly activities and things to do with little Telluride residents, from easier hiking trails to the town’s recreational sports.

Exploring our rugged terrain isn’t the only way to have fun in the summer as we have a variety of water sports and adventures. From fly fishing to whitewater rafting down the San Miguel River, Dolores River, or the Specie and Deep Creeks, you can enjoy the Telluride summer lifestyle on dry land or roaring down the river.

Read more about keeping busy with the summer activities available in Telluride by learning more about each activity listed below. 

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Telluride offers world-class off-road adventures thanks to our mining history and today’s rugged terrain. Our roads head high up into the San Juan Mountains taking riders to beautiful and secluded destinations. You’ll travel to ghost towns, lakes and waterfalls, mining...

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Telluride is a biker’s playground for both motorized and non-motorized bikes. With our abundance of former mining roads and dirt trails, many bikers bring out their ATVs, motorcycles, and dirt bikes to test their skills on our rocky landscape. Observe all trail signs...

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Telluride is quickly rising in the ranks as a world-class mountain biking destination, where dozens of trails for all ability levels are maintained. Telluride is home to a variety of designated biking trails as well as makeshift trails. During the summer and warmer...

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Colorado is a wonderful state to enjoy backpacking and camping and the San Juan Mountains are an ideal location for campers looking for adventure during the day and wonderful stargazing at night. With wide open public space and plentiful campgrounds, such as Sunshine...

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Our athletic visitors enjoy the assortment of court sports available through the Town of Telluride’s Parks and Recreation department. In town, you’ll find courts for basketball, tennis, volleyball, and playing fields for soccer, softball, hockey, and skating rinks. For...

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Disk golf is a unique combination of Frisbee and basketball where the goal of the game is to throw the disc at a chain basket and beat the competition by having the least amount of throws to the target. Like traditional golf, each time the disc is thrown is counted as...

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Opened in 1992, the Telluride Golf Club offers 18 holes of golf surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000 ft. mountains. These picturesque views are comparable to the upscale par-70 course. Sitting at 9,417 ft. in elevation, Telluride Golf Club is one of the...

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Situated at the end of a magical box canyon, located high in the San Juan Mountain, offers a plethora of Telluride hiking opportunities. Surrounded by millions of acres of national forest, BLM, and preserved wilderness area it is no surprise that hiking is the most...

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One of the most popular activities in the summer in Telluride is whitewater rafting as the snowpack on the mountains melts to create wild rapids. There are sections of smooth waters too! Water levels are generally higher between Memorial Day and Independence Day, but...

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The San Juan Mountain’s jagged rock face and expansive peaks create a nature jungle gym for both novice and expert climbers. A popular spot for rock climbing newcomers is the Adventure Rock in Mountain Village. Located in the Conference Center Plaza, this outdoor...

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Much like Telluride’s hiking opportunites, there’s a plethora of running trails each with its own unique characteristics and sights. The altitude is a wonderful challenge for athletes in training as are our inclines. For leisure runners, there are trails that wind...

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With an abundant network of streams and rivers in the greater Telluride region you will find fishing that can challenge experts and entertain beginning enthusiasts. From the Gold Medal Dolores River to the easily accessible San Miguel River, there is a fishing adventure...

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