Telluride is strategically located in a box canyon nestled among the majestic 13,000 foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. Easily accessed trail systems deliver you to high alpine lakes, rivers, and campgrounds throughout the 160 thousand acres of pristine wilderness in the region. This beautiful mountain retreat is the ultimate outdoor destination, complete with world class recreational offerings.

Hiking in Telluride


Hiking is a great way to experience what Telluride is all about - the great outdoors! There are trails speckled all over the town, perfect for taking kids or trails that challenge even the most skilled adventurer. You will find something for everyone. For a list of trails and a map click here.

Mountain Biking in Telluride


Telluride is a bike town. When you take notice of the hundreds of bikes parked on Main Street, that fact is hard to deny. In Telluride, you will find trails suitable for every skill level, from paved paths perfect for families to advanced single-track trails for mountain bikes. Explore the many great places to ride in and around Telluride, find your perfect trail here.

Main Street Shopping in Telluride


Downtown Telluride is full of amazing shops. Shelves are filled with trinkets, clothing, keepsakes and lots of Telluride merchandise. Stroll down Main Street and pop into stores as you take in the beautiful scenery all around you. Each shop is completely unique so visit them all where you will find smiling faces everywhere you go.


Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Telluride

stand up paddle boarding

SUP'ing is a great way to get out on the water and offers a NEW way to enjoy the outdoors. The activity benefits as a great core workout and increases skills of balance and agility. SUP'ing allows a wide range of athletic types to get involved and offers a short learning curve amid the most spectacular views around Telluride.

Fly Fishing in Telluride

fly fishing

In Southwestern Colorado, rivers, ponds and streams are bountiful and teaming with fish. With waterfronts located minutes from your back door, fly fishing is a great way to spend your day before the show. There are a few things you might want to know before grabbing your waders and heading out the door. There are several outfitters in Telluride that offer half and full day guided trips.

Telluride historical museum

The Telluride Jazz Festival has partnered with the Telluride Historical Museum to offer free museum admission to pass and ticket holders during the festival weekend. Festival attendees will have the chance to visit the museum and learn about the region's rich Ute Native American heritage, mining, ski and festival history. Show your festival wristband for museum entry. The Museum is located at 201 W Gregory Ave. For more info, click here.