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Telluride Bike Park

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The new Telluride Bike Park will be a completely unique experience with a variety of trails for all riders from aggressive downhill to beginner. It will include freestyle or flow trails, technical trails, and cross-country trails all interconnected.

Tickets & Passes

Single-Day Mountain Bike Pass:
Single-day access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $36/day, which includes a $1 donation to NFF .

Mountain Village Bike Park Season Pass:
For non-winter Season Pass-holders. Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $199, which includes a $25 donation to the NFF .

TSG Winter Season Pass-holders:
Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $25 NFF Donation .

XC Trail Season Pass:
Unlimited access to XC trails, NO Bike Park, Freestyle or Technical Trail, or Village Express (Lift 4) access. $25 NFF Donation .

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Mountain bike rentals

For Adults (ages 13 & up) & Juniors (ages 12 & under).

 

 

Or call (970) 728-3134 to rent over the phone.


FAQs


What is the bike park?

  • Telluride is investing over $1MM into a new and expanded Mountain Bike Trail Network – Scheduled to Open Summer 2019.
  • Telluride’s NEW Bike Park will include:
    • New FREESTYLE Trails
    • Enhancements to the existing network of TECHNICAL Trails
  • Telluride’s Mountain Bike Trail Network will also include:
    • Enhancements to the existing network of multi-use XC Trails within Telluride Ski Resort’s permit area
  • The NEW Bike Park will include lift access via Village Express (Lift 4).
  • Telluride Ski Resort will continue to offer access to the XC Trails within the Trail Network for free (see the details below).

What are multi-use XC Trails?

  • XC Trails generally include a mix of rolling terrain, uphill climbs and downhill stretches consisting of multi-use single-track, double-track, and service roads. When biking mountain bikes are recommended, intermediate and expert riders only.
  • XC Trails are open to TWO-WAY TRAFFIC – allowing for hiking and biking – uphill riders and hikers have the right-of-way.

What are the Trail Type definitions within the Bike Park?

  • FREERIDE Trails are flowy, machine-built trails approximately 24 to 48 inches wide for mountain bikes that minimize the need to pedal during the descent. Trails will be of varying difficulty from beginner to expert featuring rollers, jumps, banked turns, and man-made features – full-suspension bikes recommended. ONE-WAY ONLY – descending .
  • TECHNICAL Trails can be machine or hand-built trails with a tread approximately 18-24 inches wide with a difficulty range of intermediate to expert. These trails feature steep sections, through variable terrain featuring jumps, drops, rock gardens, man-made features, and other obstacles – downhill-specific bikes are recommended. ONE-WAY ONLY – descending .

When will the Mountain Bike Trail Network open to riders?

The new Bike Park is anticipated to be open in June 2019. The XC Trail Network will open as trail conditions permit.

The riding/operating season for the new Bike Park is weather dependent . The season will normally run from the 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day (Monday), seven days a week operation, with weekend operation through closing day of the Telluride Golf Club (2nd Sunday of October).

Note: Access to the XC Trails in Prospect Basin is closed from May 20th until July 1st annually per TSG’s summer operating plan with the National Forest Service to reduce disturbance of elk during calving season.

What is the operating season for the new Bike Park?

The riding/operating season for the new Bike Park is weather dependent. The Bike Park will be open 7 days a week beginning the 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day (Monday). After Labor Day the Bike Park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays until the 2nd Sunday in October.

What are the hours of operation for the Mountain Bike Trail Network?

The XC Trails will open at 6:30 a.m. daily. All access will close 30 minutes before sunset. Before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. XC Trails are accessible via the Gondola at San Sophia Station. Outside of Bike Park operating hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) riders should call 911 in the event of an emergency .

The FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL Trails in the Bike Park (including lift access via Village Express – Lift 4) will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.

From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. what additional services will Telluride Ski Resort provide?

  • Bike Patrol & Emergency Response Services across the Trail Network ( Outside of Bike Park operating hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ) riders should call 911 in the event of an emergency.)
  • Bike Park access via Village Express (Lift 4)
  • Pass sales in Mountain Village and at Oak Street
  • Pass scanning at Village Express and gondola mid-station
  • Lessons, instruction and guides

Will there be a fee to ride the Mountain Bike Trail Network?

Yes. During operating hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. lift access to the Mountain Bike Trail Network will require an access pass.

Before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. the FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL Trails in the Bike Park are closed, but riders can access the XC Trails without an access pass.

Are the FREESTLYLE and TECHNICAL Trails in the Bike Park lift-serviced?

Yes, Village Express (Lift 4) will operate daily to provide access to the trails in the Bike Park from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Is lift access available to the Trail Network via the Telluride—Mountain Village Gondola?

Yes. From 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. until 30 minutes before sunset riders can off-load with a bike at the mid-station (San Sophia Station) to access the XC Trails within the Trail Network for free. Please note: during this timeframe, riders should call 911 in the event of an emergency .

From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily access from San Sophia Station to the XC Trails as well as the Bike Park will require an access pass.

Is the Mountain Village Bike Park also available?

No. The TECHNICAL Trails, formerly known as the Mountain Village Bike Park, will be improved and incorporated into the new Bike Park.

How many trails are available in the new Mountain Bike Trail Network?

Phase I will include approximately 15 trails encompassing 17 miles of trails.

  • Green: approximately 5 miles of trail
  • Blue: approximately 8 miles of trail
  • Black: approximately 4 miles of trail

What is the status of the other existing trails located within Telluride Ski Resort’s permit area?

All the existing bike trails located within Telluride Ski Resort’s permit area will be managed by Telluride Ski Resort and will be part of the Mountain Bike Trail Network.

Prospect Trail and Prospect Loop (XC, multi-use trails – non-motorized, TWO-WAY traffic)

Village Trail (XC, multi-use trail – non-motorized, TWO-WAY traffic)

Basin Trail, Sheridan, Coonskin Loop, See Forever (XC, multi-use trails – non-motorized, TWO-WAY traffic)

Ridge Trail, Telluride Trail (Hiking ONLY)

What is the status of the other existing trails located in Mountain Village?

All the existing bike trails located in Mountain Village, but outside Telluride Ski Resort’s permit area will be managed by the Town of Mountain Village and are separate from the Mountain Bike Trail Network managed by Telluride Ski Resort.

  • Boomerang, Meadows, Jurassic, Big Billie’s, Boulevard, and Russell Trail (multi-use trails – non-motorized, TWO-WAY traffic)

What are the bicycle standards for accessing the Mountain Bike Trail Network?

  • Downhill: Downhill-specific bikes are intended for all levels of riders who want to enjoy the most out of the Bike Park. A full suspension, downhill-specific bike handles the Bike Park’s technical and free-ride terrain the best and is specifically designed for descending, not ascending. We recommend this type of bike for any level of rider in the bike park.
  • All-Mountain: All-mountain bikes combine full suspension in the front and rear with a more upright design allowing riders to descend yet ascend when needed. At the minimum, bike park riders should have an all-mountain, full-suspension bike which is best suited for beginner and intermediate terrain only.
  • Cross-Country (Not Recommended): Cross-country bikes generally have less suspension than most mountain bikes, making them ideal for pedaling long distances. Cross-country bikes are not recommended in the bike park.
  • Prohibited: e-Bikes, motorized vehicles and devices, one-wheels, unicycles. TSG reserves the right to modify the list of prohibited devices at its discretion to provide a safe environment for participants.

How much is the Single-Day Trail Access Pass?

  • Single-Day Mountain Bike Pass: single-day access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $36/day, which includes a $1 donation to NFF .

Season Pass Access Products:

  • TSG Winter Season Pass-holders: Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $25 NFF Donation .
  • Non-Winter Season Pass-holders: Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREESTYLE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $199, which includes a $25 donation to the NFF .
  • 3) XC Trail Season Pass: unlimited access to XC trails, NO Bike Park, FREESTYLE or TECHNICAL trail, or Village Express (Lift 4) access. $25 NFF Donation .

Are dogs/pets allowed on the Mountain Bike Trail network?

No.

What is the trail etiquette and Biking Responsibility Code?

We encourage you to support these trail etiquette and simple safety-conscious rules:

  • Bikers choose trails that match your abilities
  • Bikers stay on designated trails
  • Bikers yield the right-of-way to other non-motorized trail users. Downhill bikers yield to everyone.
  • Bikers use caution when overtaking another, and make your presence known well in advance.
  • Bikers maintain control of your speed at all times.
  • Do not disturb wildlife.
  • Do not litter.
  • Respect public and private property.
  • Always be self-sufficient.
  • Do not travel solo in remote areas.
  • Observe the practice of minimum impact bicycling.
  • No smoking.

What is the trail access parking information?

To access the Mountain Village Bike Park, we recommend parking in the Gondola Parking Garage (free daytime) or Heritage Parking Garage (first two hours free), both located off Mountain Village Boulevard, which will give you the most convenient access to the lift and trail system.

Mountain Biking

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Telluride is surrounded by an extensive network of single track bike trails and old mining roads great for every skill level from beginners to the most advanced riders. Push the limits on one of Telluride’s classic single track trails, or take a scenic ride on Telluride’s valley floor alongside the San Miguel River. Telluride is the perfect place to rent a bike and explore the mountains or join an experienced guide on a personal tour catered to your skill level and interests.

Mountain Biking in Mountain Village

During the summer season, the free gondola is equipped with bike racks, and provides access to the Mountain Village Bike Park (managed by the Town of Mountain Village), as well as a network of free XC trails within Telluride Ski Resort's permit area. NO LIFT TICKET IS REQUIRED TO RIDE THE FREE GONDOLA AND RIDE THE BIKE PARK. While access is free all riders must sign a waiver at the top of the Bike Park.


Mountain bike rentals

For Adults (ages 13 & up) & Juniors (ages 12 & under).

 

 

Or call (970) 728-3134 to rent over the phone.


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MORE INFORMATION:

The Mountain Village Bike Park opens for the season on June 25, 2018.  For a status of open/closed trails in the area call (970) 728-7433 for more information.

IMPORTANT: All access to Prospect Basin is closed annually from May 20th to July 1st. During this period all human traffic is prohibited - Learn More

Paddleboard Tours

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Telluride Outside guided trips teach baseline paddle boarding skills on high quality equipment from the Telluride-based Sol Paddle Board company. Just minutes from downtown Telluride lie two fabulous paddle boarding destinations: Trout Lake and Wild Boy Lake. Located at approximately 10,000 feet, each offers superb scenery and the perfect setting for learning the sport. These are well-hosted, high quality excursions for the whole family. All equipment is provided and no experience necessary. .

$120pp | 9:00am – 12:30pm


Paddle Board Rentals: $55/day includes PFD, pump, paddle

Telluride Outside will happily assist in strapping fully inflated paddle boards on top of your vehicle for easy transport and use. We rent inflatable Sol Paddle Boards, based in Telluride!


Book Your Tour

Telluride Outside
121 W. Colorado Ave
(800) 831-6230
reservations@tellurideoutside.com

Rafting

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The snowmelt from the 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks that surround Telluride fill our river basin and initiate a thrilling whitewater rafting time-frame for one of the state’s last free flowing waterways. From late May through the end of June the San Miguel River swells with millions of gallons of water, providing class II-III+ whitewater.

Our local guides provide all the necessary gear and handle all the required logistics. Their professional expertise and local knowledge will ensure lasting memories and an exhilarating experience down the beautiful San Miguel. NOTE: this is a late May – end of June activity as flows subside substantially as the snow pack melts.

Call (970) 728-7433 or email adventure@telski.com to Book NOW!

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The most popular option includes the half-day Specie Creek to Beaver Creek portion (class II & III rapids), with the adrenaline pumping Deep Creek to Placerville portion (class III & III+ rapids) more accommodating for the true adventure enthusiast. Full day options available.

Ropes Course

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Times:
11AM–5PM | Through September 3 (Labor Day)
After Labor Day, the Ropes Course will be open Saturday and Sunday only through Sunday, Sept. 9th.

Location:
Heritage Plaza at the base of the Mountain Village Gondola

Price:
Single Use – $19

Push yourself to new heights in this suspended ropes course. This activity offers safe climbing experiences for all ages and experience levels.

  • Must be at least 52” to participate
  • Maximum weight is 250 lbs.
  • No flip flops or open shoes
  • Must safely fit in harness

 

 

 

River Tubing

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Bring your tube and float down the slow moving San Miguel River to cool off on a hot summer day.  Many local retailers rent tubes, or you can purchase tubes at Ace Hardware located on main street.

Bungee Trampoline

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Times:
11AM–5PM | through September 3 (Labor Day)
After Labor Day, the Bungee Trampoline will be open Saturday and Sunday only through September.

Location:
Heritage Plaza at the base of the Mountain Village Gondola

Price:
Single Jump – $15

This activity is for all age groups and experience levels. Maximum weight is 240 lbs.

 

Adventure Pack

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Times:
11AM–5PM | through September 3 (Labor Day)

After Labor Day, Adventure Activities are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday only through September. The last day for the ropes course is Sunday, Sept. 9th.

Location:
Heritage Plaza at the base of the Mountain Village Gondola

Price:
Adventure 3 Pack – $40
Adventure 10 Pack – $120
Adventure 20 Pack – $225

For the guest who wants to try all three - Ropes Course , Bungee Trampoline and Mining Sluice - the Adventure Pack offers a discount off the cost of purchasing these activities individually.

 

Via Ferrata

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This exhilarating, airy traverse, installed by local iron-worker Chuck Kroger, has become an iconic Telluride outing and a must-do for adventurous visitors. A guided trip can help take the stress out of the outing and help mitigate the inherent risk of the route. Our guides come from a background of big mountain expedition guiding and all have extensive experience on the Via Ferrata. The route precariously traverses rock faces up to 600 feet above the forest below, exposed in sections that would be impassable without steel cables and iron rungs along the way. The Telluride Via Ferrata provides unmatched views of Bridal Veil Falls (the highest free-falling waterfall in Colorado), the town of Telluride far below and the surrounding peaks of the San Juan Mountains. Our guides will ensure that it is an enjoyable and memorable experience for all. Technical equipment is included and we offer both open and private trips.


Book Your Tour

Mountain Trip
135 W. Colorado Ave.
Unit 2A
(970) 369-1153
info@mountaintrip.com

 

 

 

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Rock Climbing

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Whether you're an experienced, multi-pitch self-described rock climber, or have never climbed rock outside, Mountain Trip's experienced guides can help you progress your skills and knowledge. We offer both full and half-day trips and family-specific outings, perfect for children. Our area offers a variety of rock climbing, from various locales such as Mill Creek, Pipeline, Ophir Wall, The Dark Side. Route grades in our area run from the very moderate, suitable to beginners to 5.13. While physically challenging, rock climbing is a rewarding outdoor adventure for most everyone.

Book Your Trip

Mountain Trip
135 W. Colorado Ave., Unit 2A
(970) 369-1153
info@mountaintrip.com


Adventure Rock

Location: Conference Center Plaza, Mountain Village

The Adventure Rock, located in Conference Center Plaza in Mountain Village, is a man-made boulder with routes for novice to expert climbers.  The rock is open to the public from sunrise to dusk and is free of charge.


Mountaineering

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Peak Ascents

Mountain Trip is permitted to guide the Wilson Group of 14,000' peaks, or "14ers" that stand tall on the skyline to the west of Telluride. These routes feature some technical sections, large elevation gain and rough, unmaintained trail but offers a very rewarding summit views and a feeling of true accomplishment in the mountains. For a longer time in the wilderness, consider overnight backpacking as an add-on to your trip. More experienced mountaineers will enjoy linking up Mount Wilson and El Diente on a technical traverse along a ridge that remains over 13,500' for more than a mile. Ascents of these mountains are not to be taken lightly; they are not the same as "walk up" 14ers in the Front Range or other parts of the state.


Trekking and Backpacking

Our area offers some of the most spectacular trails in the country, from stunningly blue, secluded high-alpine lakes, to abundant wildflowers and waterfalls, to precipitous ridgelines and summits. We offer both day trips and overnight treks in the area and are permitted on a wide variety of trails. Few things compare to watching the sun set from camp in the alpine with no one else around, after a fresh cooked meal, surrounded by the alpenglow on rugged peaks above you. With permits from the edge of the Sneffels Range to the north, Ice Lakes basin to the southeast and the Wilson group to the west, we have a vast range of trails and all trips are highly customizable.


Book Your Trip

Mountain Trip
135 W. Colorado Ave., Unit 2A
(970) 369-1153
info@mountaintrip.com

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Horseback Riding

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You may find some of the best views in Colorado are while riding the trail on horseback at Circle K Ranch. This method of travel provides for a peaceful, yet adventurous experience during your stay. The most popular, Rio Lado Creek, ride allows for a short ride along the Dolores River and then up the trail through old growth spruce and aspen groves over a 2 hour time frame.

More adventurous and longer rides may be combined on a 3 hr + basis that includes lunch. The wranglers even offer corral rides for those 6 years and under. There’s no more of a classic way to spend a morning or afternoon in beautiful southwest Colorado.

Circle K is a 45-minute (one-way) drive from Telluride. Transportation is not provided.

Call (970) 728-7433 or email adventure@telski.com for more info. 2018 summer prices TBD.

 

 

Lunches may include philly steak sandwich, hoagies, pizzas, or homemade vegetable stew and cornbread, always served with fresh fruit or cookies, lemonade and ice tea.

 

Fly Fishing

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The waters of the San Juan Mountains are an angler’s dreamscape. From the freestone San Miguel to the glassy Dolores, the beauty of our surroundings is matched only by the variety of our fly fishing opportunities. Within casting distance of Telluride are countless high country lakes and more than 200 miles of trout streams. The guide staff of Telluride Outside includes some of the most accomplished anglers and instructors in the western United States.

Half day & full day trips from Telluride and Mountain Village

San Miguel River: The San Miguel offers superb fishing just minutes from Telluride. Home to four species – rainbows, cutthroat, brown trout and brook trout – the San Miguel is one of the last undammed rivers in the Rocky Mountains. Classic pocketwater and abundant trout make the San Miguel a beginner-friendly river and a great choice for both half and full day trips.

Upper Dolores River: The Upper Dolores watershed is fed by a dozen cutthroat and brook trout streams descending from alpine basins. The Main Fork and West Fork offer more than 75 miles of trout water. Willing fish and magnificent scenery make the Dolores a Colorado classic.


Full day trips from Telluride and Mountain Village

Lower Dolores River: Below the McPhee Reservoir, the Dolores winds like a spring creek through a lush, low-gradient valley. This is our most challenging dry fly water – a place for advanced anglers to test their skill and nerves.

Uncompahgre River: Large trout may be caught using a variety of techniques on the Uncompahgre. This special river offers outstanding match-the-hatch dry fly fishing in summer and fall months and some of our best winter fishing from November-April. In every season, the Uncompahgre is one of our favorite trout streams.


Gunnison River: Telluride Outside offers float fishing trips on the Lower Gunnison River. The mighty Gunnison is one of the finest trout streams in Colorado, famous for voracious brown trout and rainbows that can reach 2 feet in length.

Private Water: Telluride Outside holds 12 private water leases on the Dolores, San Miguel and Uncompahgre, the crown jewel destinations for fly fishing in Southwest Colorado. Please inquire for rates and availability.


Fly Fishing Rates: Please inquire. Rates are based on the guest-to-guide ratio.

Book Fly Fishing

Telluride Outside
121 W. Colorado Ave
(800) 831-6230
reservations@tellurideoutside.com

 

Photography Tours

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Telluride is among the most breathtaking mountain settings we will ever experience. The San Juan Mountains speak to the photographer in a voice unique from any other range. Telluride Outside offers private, instructional tours customized to the interests of each client. Recommended destinations include Telluride Alpina, ghost towns, wildflower tours, magnificent waterfalls and fall colors.


Half Day Sunrise or Sunset Tour (4 hours)

1pp: $325
2pp: $495
3pp: $740


 

Book a Photo Tour

Telluride Outside
121 W. Colorado Ave
(800) 831-6230
reservations@tellurideoutside.com

Paragliding

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Truly one of Telluride’s TOP-RATED activities! This all ages adventure will deliver on an experience of a lifetime. The physical ability to run for just a few seconds at take-off and again at landing is the only requirement. Other than that, sit back and enjoy the ride!

Tandem flights with our local guides are sure to please. Flight times are daily from 7am – 10am. Meeting location is the San Sophia Station (top of gondola) and the most popular flight option is the 1 hour (approximate) Milk Run flight. See below for both options and costs.

Call (970) 728-7433 or email adventure@telski.com for more info. Summer 2018 prices TBD.!

 

 

 

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Nature Center

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The Nature Center is open 9-4 daily beginning June 5th through September 3rd in 2017. We will be closed July 4th.

At the St. Sophia Nature Center you'll find information on hiking and biking trails, weather expectations and local ecosystems to help prepare you for your adventures in the area.  Interpretive displays include:  geology, animal tracks and signs, pelts and skulls, Native American history & water use. 

 

Guided hikes

Join our experienced interpreter and learn about life zones, tree identification, geology, birds, wildflowers and local human history. Hikes can be customized to guests’ requests and will range from an easy two-hour stroll to longer treks on more challenging terrain.
Please call 970.728.7360 to learn more.

Mini camps

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a fun, abbreviated program for kids ages 5 and up that focuses on using the outdoors as a “living classroom”. Lessons will include Bug Safari, Bucktooth Builders, Endless Energy, Geocaching & Gold Panning with Telluride mining history.

Location

Located just a short distance from the top of the gondola, the St. Sophia Nature Center is located atop Coonskin Ridge overlooking the town of Telluride.

Golf

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The Telluride Golf Club is located in scenic Mountain Village at The Peaks Resort.

New golf carts, equipped with state-of-the-art Global Positioning System (GPS), assists golfers as they navigate their way around the course, which accentuates the mountain terrain as meandering fairways wind through aspen groves, towering pines, mountain ponds and sparkling streams.  The Telluride Golf Club was constructed in 1992 and serves as a private club for members as well as a public course for locals and guests.

Private Instruction and clinics are available daily from PGA professionals.  A full practice facility, complete with chipping and putting greens, is also available.

Telluride Historical Museum

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The Telluride Historical Museum offers engaging annual exhibitions alongside the Museum’s permanent collection of artifacts from the region’s Ute heritage, robust mining history, and ski and festival history. Ten rooms, each with their own theme, showcase these different aspects of Telluride history. Hands-on, interactive, and rotating displays engage all the senses, giving visitors new experiences each visit.


Historic Walking Tour

Every Thursday,  1:00 pm
$15 / $10 Museum Members

Meet at the Museum, 201 West Gregory Ave. (Top of Fir St.)

Join long-time local Ashley Boling for this fun and lively tour about town! Learn more about the people, buildings, and events that make Telluride unique. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum prior to 1:00 pm, by phone at (970) 728-3344 or online at telluridemuseum.org .
 


Lone Tree Cemetery Tours

Every Friday starting September 2nd – October 7th 

1:00 pm, $15 / $10 Museum Members

Don't miss this unique look at Telluride's history and the rugged people that lived, worked and were buried here. Tours depart from the Lone Tree Cemetery pedestrian gate on Colorado Avenue at 1:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum prior to the tour, by phone at (970) 728-3344 or online at telluridemuseum.org .


Lamplight Lone Tree Cemetery Tours

Last three Fridays in October (14th, 21st, 28th) | 6:00 pm | $15 / $10 Museum Members

Hear the stories and legends of Telluride’s historic graveyard in the ambiance of lantern light. Meet at the Lone Tree Cemetery. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum prior to the tour, by phone at (970) 728-3344 or online at telluridemuseum.org.


Fireside Chats

Wednesday, August 17th | 6:00 pm | Free | Norwood
Thursday, August 18th | 6:00 pm | Free | Hotel Madeline, Mountain Village
Wednesday, August 24th | 6:00 pm | Free | Norwood
Thursday, August 25th | 6:00 pm | Free | Hotel Madeline, Mountain Village

This annual Telluride Historical Museum lecture series delves into local historical topics through the lenses of authors, historical re-enactors, professors, geologists and more. Visit telluridemusem.org for information on presenters and locations.


 

 

Wagner Custom Skis Factory Tour

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Join Wagner Custom Skis and Snowboards for a private tour of their sustainable ski factory in the center of Mountain Village. CEO Pete Wagner will walk through his custom ski process, all while taking a look at what sets Wagner Custom apart from other ski manufacturers. Pete will show the different materials that are used to build varying ski types, and the different stages of custom ski production. Join us for an afternoon of winter envy at the Wagner factory. This custom tour will last roughly an hour.

Tip: Before you take the tour, take the Wagner Custom Skier DNA quiz to start the custom ski process. Once at the shop, Pete can show you the different materials that would make up the construction of your ski and go over the different sidecut, width and length options that make the most sense for you, all based on your Skier DNA.

Location: 620 Mountain Village Blvd Unit 1B, Mountain Village, CO 81435

To schedule a tour, call (970) 728-0107

Family Excursions

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Treat your friends and family to an adventure-packed overnight trip of mountaineering and glamping or join guided family hikes or mini camps and learn about life zones, tree identification, geology, birds, wildflowers and local human history. Eco Adventures is located inside the ski school at the base of the gondola in Mountain Village. Check out the rest of our Summer Eco Adventures here or call (970) 728-7300 for more information.

Download the Summer Eco Adventures Registration Form

Top-A-Ten Yurt Trips

Treat your friends and family to an adventure-packed overnight trip of mountaineering and glamping in your own private yurt. Our guides will take you on scenic hikes at a challenge-level of your choosing, cook you delicious meals, and guide you through each step of your trip in a catered experience to remember. It’s your dream, we’re just in it.

Offered upon request. Must have 48 hours’ notice.
$950 for up to six people (includes $150 non-refundable deposit). $150 per additional person.

St. Sophia Nature Center

At the St. Sophia Nature Center you'll find information on hiking and biking trails, weather expectations, and local ecosystems to help prepare you for your adventures in the area.  Interpretive displays include:  geology, animal tracks and signs, pelts and skulls, and Native American history & water use.  The Nature Center is open daily from 9AM-4PM Monday, June 4th through September 2nd.

PRIVATE GUIDED FAMILY HIKES
Join our experienced interpreter and learn about life zones, tree identification, geology, birds, wildflowers and local human history. Hikes can be customized to guests’ requests and will range from an easy 2 mile downhill walk to longer treks on more challenging terrain.
Please call 970.728.7360 to learn more and for pricing structures.
 
MINI CAMPS
Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a fun, abbreviated program for kids ages 5 and up that focuses on using the outdoors as a “living classroom”. Lessons include geocaching, Bug Safaris, Squirrel Olympics, and many more.
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays (6/20/18 – 8/23/18)
10AM – noon
Ages 5+
$25/child
Meet at the St. Sophia Nature Center outside the top Gondola station. Maximum of 14 kids.

Tennis

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2017 Mountain Village Summer Tennis

There are 3 Tennis & 2 Pickleball courts located in Mountain Village adjacent to The Peaks Resort & Spa. You'll enjoy top-quality tennis in a fun filled, positive, skill-sharpening environment and a great place to meet other tennis players. Daily, weekday, tennis clinics for all levels, social events. Sunday drop-in tennis, weekday pickleball drop-in and more!

Mountain Village Court Registration

Mountain Village Tennis offers complimentary access to the court booking system and court play. To register for the Plus Court reservation system, please email Bill Austin at aushomes03@yahoo.com with your address, phone and email address. We will provide you with the link to the reservation system. All players must be registered to book courts and/or play. Registered players may book courts up to 2 days in advance. Reservation policies and rules are subject to change.

Clinics/Drills with USTPA Elite Pro, Bill Austin

When: Every Monday-Friday
Time: 9:30 -11am
Cost: $25 per player
We have two courts to accommodate levels, 3.5 - 4.5+. Just show up.

Drop-In Pickleball

When: Every Monday-Friday
Time: 9am - noon
Level: Open to all players - all levels

Drop In Guidelines

When players are waiting to play and courts are full:

  • Four players will play a game to eleven points and then one will vacate the court they just played.
  • Four players will begin and continue the process.
  • Players waiting are suggested to line up paddles along the fence, to determine who is next to play.
  • All players waiting to play should be ready to enter the court.
  • Please remember to ask for permission if passing through another court being used.

When players ARE NOT waiting to play and there are available empty courts:

  • Four players will play a game to eleven points.
  • If no other players are waiting to play, the same four players may continue to play another game. Important: If new waiting players are present, the waiting players have priority for court access.

Sunday Drop-In Doubles

When: Every Sunday
Time: 10-11:30am
Location: Courts 1 - 3
Cost: Free
Just show up!!!
*Balls are not provided.

Group and Private Lessons with USPTA Elite Professional Bill Austin

Peaks Director of Tennis, Elite USPTA certified tennis professional Bill Austin has taught tennis for over twenty years and specializes in winning. He played number one singles and doubles for the University of South Carolina, played on the Middle States Junior Davis Cup Team, USTA Southwest ranked #1 player in 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 age divisions, and won the National USTA Senior Doubles Team Tennis Championship in 2010.

Private, semi-private and group lessons are available.

We can create a fun social or team building event with tennis games designed to accommodate all levels of play. Contact Bill Austin, (602) 570-8778, aushomes03@yahoo.com

Culinary Walking Tours

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Experience a one-of-a-kind 3-hour culinary walking tour of Telluride.

Between plentiful samplings, get a longtime local's view of Telluride. The tour combines great food with great stories from chefs, owners, and locals. Meet some of Telluride's lively characters and hear their colorful tales. A "do not miss" experience. The goal is to make your tour a memorable, tasty event.

Call (970) 728-7433 or email adventure@tellurideskiresort.com for price inquiries or to book your adventure today!

4-WD Tours

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Telluride Outside’s 4WD tours allow you to access the magnificent San Juan Mountains and revisit Telluride’s historic mining legacy. Our tours are conducted in new, highly customized vehicles for safety and comfort. Touring vehicles have an open cab so guests may converse with their guide while traveling. A removable canopy provides protection in all weather conditions without compromising the “open air” experience.

Our guides bring a highly professional and knowledgeable touch to each trip. Their uncanny ability to entertain will keep you engaged throughout your high alpine experience.


Imogene Pass: Imogene Pass is our premier tour, passing through the historic Smuggler and Tomboy mining camps en route to the summit at 13,110 feet above sea level. The half day Imogene/Tomboy trip is our most popular tour in July, August and September.

Half Day Tours

8:00 am – noon
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Adults | $95 Children | $85 (12 and younger)


Black Bear Pass: Black Bear is a white-knuckle thriller. Our half day tour crosses Ophir Pass to Highway 550 near Silverton, then returns to Telluride over notorious Black Bear Pass (12,840), dropping into the Telluride valley via the ominous switchbacks visible from downtown. Many customers book Black Bear to verify its reputation as one of America’s most challenging 4WD roads. Locally, it is also known for stunning wildflowers.

Half Day Tours

8:00 am – noon (morning only)
Adults | $120 Children | $100 (12 and younger)


Ophir Pass and the Ghost Town of Alta: A spectacular scenic route with fascinating historical highlights, our Ophir/Alta tour offers a memorable adventure that is less precipitous than Imogene Pass or Black Bear. Wildflowers on Ophir Pass are absolutely eye-popping in July and early August.

Half Day Tours

8:00 am – noon
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Adults | $95 Children | $85 (12 and younger)


Book Your Tour

Telluride Outside
121 W. Colorado Ave
(800) 831-6230
reservations@tellurideoutside.com

 

RZR Off-Road Tour

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Telluride’s newcomer-of-the-year adventure goes, hands down, to firing up your RZR and hitting the high mountain, off-road trails. Telluride Outfitter’s exclusive fleet of Polaris RZRs will provide for unforgettable experiences with a guided tour of the majestic San Juan mountains.

Cruise through rugged terrain side-by-side as you absorb the crisp mountain air and take-in the sweeping views. The RZR off-road tour is extremely popular and space on a daily basis is very limited!

Call (970) 728-7433 or email adventure@telski.com to Book NOW!

 

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Half-Day RZR Tour - Double Call for pricing
Half-Day RZR Tou - Quad Call for pricing

 

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Mining Sluice

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Times:
11AM–5PM | through September 3 (Labor Day)
After Labor Day, the Mining Sluice will be open Saturday and Sunday only through September.

Location:
Heritage Plaza at the base of the Mountain Village Gondola

Price:
Single Use – $15

Put your mining and precious stone identification skills to work with this all ages activity! Participants receive a bag of pay dirt, a sluice box, gem identification card, and access to the multi-level sluice. This is a dirt & water driven activity – so miners prepare to get your hands dirty and feet wet!

For additional mining sluice activity options, please visit the Telluride Historical Museum 's outdoor exhibit and education area.

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Telluride Adventure Center

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Kids Summer Camps

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Full Day and Multi-Day Summer Camps | Walk-Ins Welcome!

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Self-Guided Jeep Tours

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Explore the beautiful San Juan Mountain passes around Telluride in a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. We will custom tailor routes based on experience level and how long you want to spend in the Jeep. Whether you choose to do a full-day or a half-day, we will make sure you get out and see the rich history and beautiful views the Telluride region has to offer! Our office is located at the base of the Gondola Stairs in Mountain Village and we are open 7 days a week, 8am - 4:30pm.


Half-day, full-day, and multi-day rentals available.

Brand new 2018 Wrangler JL 2-door and 4-door options.


 

“Colorado145 is by far the best 4x4 outfitter in Telluride!” – TRiverMan from TripAdvisor, June 2018

 

Call (970) 519-8004 or visit colorado145.com for inquires and to book your Jeep adventure today!

 

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