Welcome kids of all ages.
Telluride is all about families and having fun exploring this mountain paradise. New experiences, freedom and excitement in this exhilarating environment will have your children looking forward to returning to Telluride year after year. Telluride’s free public gondola system makes it easy to get around and the ride over the top of the mountain is as exciting for adults as it is for children.
CAMPS AND ADVENTURE PROGRAMS
Ecoventure has Daily Kid’s Camps...
Located in Mountain Village, this day camp offers daily field trips to interesting places that are intriguing to children, ages 4 to 12 years, whether they are hiking, fishing, bouldering, swimming or seeking the freedom to run, play, explore and meet new friends. Ski instructors who teach children in winter form this experienced day camp staff. Parents may drop off their children by 9:00 am at the Children’s Ski School, nearby the Inn.
Since 1983 Telluride Academy has offered outstanding, enriching adventure programs for children ages 4 to 17. The remarkable creative approach to these popular summer camps will fulfill the imagination of children and teens who crave new adventures from theatre and nature to rock climbing and golf. Father/son, mother/daughter and family outings offer unique opportunities to share new experiences with your children.
The St. Sophia Nature Center is located on a beautiful scenic overlook on the ski mountain offering hands-on children’s nature activities, special educational environmental programs, and interpretive hikes. You can ride to the Nature Center by free gondola, a five minute gondola ride from the Inn at Lost Creek.
Children have the opportunity to earn a Junior Ranger badge when they hike with the Bear Creek Preserve Ranger, learn about the plants and animals around them and complete educational projects. Offered weekly by the Town Park Recreation Department.
Kid’s Fishing Pond stocked with trout for ages 12 and under.
Imagination Station for creative play.
Toddler Playground Swimming Pool free for children under 6. Open late May to early September.
Outdoor basketball court
Sand volleyball courts
9-hole Disc Golf Course
4 multi-purpose ball fields
Mountain Village Play Area
A playground area for younger children is located next to the Inn at Lost Creek. Ask your concierge for directions.
Located in Mountain Villages Heritage Plaza. Here's a chance to defy gravity afternoons in July and August
Children and teens will enjoy this giant man-made boulder with climbing routes for all ages and abilities. Located in the center of Mountain Village, Adventure Rock is open 12 noon to 3:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm on weekdays; noon to 8:00 pm on weekends.
Ah Haa School for the Arts
Young artists will play, explore and discover different mediums that range from clay to paint and jewelry making to cooking. Four-day and one-day art camps run June 8 - August 21.
Young Peoples Theater
The Sheridan Arts Foundation offers Young People's Theater, dramatic workshops and theater classes for kids ages 3 to 18.
Guests staying at the Inn at Lost Creek have access to the pool at Hotel Madeline Telluride. Also, the Explorer Camp for children ages 6 to 11 offers daily adventures, lunch on the trail and children’s swimming pool and water-slide. Located one block from the Inn at Lost Creek at the Peaks Resort. Call 970-728-2514.
Festivals for Children and Teens
From the Children’s Tent with magic shows and festival guest performers at the annual Bluegrass Festival to the Jazz Celebration’s student Jazz program and Telluride Wine Festival chef mentorships, our annual festivals offer excellent educational and entertainment for children. Ask about Mountain film festival programs especially for young children and teenage audiences.
Telluride Karate Studio
If your child is a student of Karate, drop in classes and private lessons are available at the studio in the town of Telluride.
San Juan Field School Outdoor
Education programs in rock climbing, kayaking, rafting and mountaineering are available throughout the summer. Visit www.tellurideadventures.com for more information.
Wilkinson Public Library
Telluride’s magnificent public library features an entire children’s section with computers, reference materials, interactive CD’s and story hour in comfortable, colorful surroundings. Located in Telluride one and a half blocks from the town gondola station.
Children’s Movies – Movie Theater
Ask your concierge for our complimentary children’s movies at the Front Desk. PG rated movies are also shown at the Nugget Theater.