Summer Activities

Telluride, Colorado Recreation

Telluride is regarded as an all-season town, 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 each below!

Man fly fishing on river

Fly Fishing

With an abundant network of streams and rivers in the greater Telluride region you will find fishing that can challenge ...
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Trail Running

Much like Telluride’s hiking opportunites, there’s a plethora of running trails each with its own unique characteristics and sights. The ...
Woman rock climbing

Rock Climbing

The San Juan Mountain’s jagged rock face and expansive peaks create a nature jungle gym for both novice and expert ...
Four people on raft going down a river


One of the most popular activities in the summer in Telluride is whitewater rafting as the snowpack on the mountains ...
Man hiking up mountain trail


Situated at the end of a magical box canyon, located high in the San Juan Mountain, offers a plethora of ...
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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 ...
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Disk Golf

Disk golf is a unique combination of Frisbee and basketball where the goal of the game is to throw the ...
Town Sports

Town Sports

Our athletic visitors enjoy the assortment of court sports available through the Town of Telluride’s Parks and Recreation department. In ...
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Colorado is a wonderful state to enjoy backpacking and camping and the San Juan Mountains are an ideal location for ...
Biking in Telluride


Telluride is quickly rising in the ranks as a world-class mountain biking destination, where dozens of trails for all ability ...