In Telluride and Mountain Village, people will use any excuse to be outside, which has resulted in two extremely pedestrian-friendly communities. Whether it’s for exercise or to run errands, residents commonly use the many trails and paths dedicated to walking, running and biking.
The River Trail connects Telluride to the Valley Floor on its western edge and to the old Idarado mine on its eastern end. Recently remodeled, re-routed and re-vegetated, the River Trail, surfaced with a reddish clay/dirt, meanders along the San Miguel River corridor and is a popular spot.
The Bike Path is paved and stretches from Telluride High School to Society Turn alongside Highway 145. Used by everyone from baby joggers to commuters, the 3-mile blacktop path is a very busy thoroughfare and is usually plowed in winter.
The Village Trail in Mountain Village starts at the Village Center and extends approximately 2.5 miles to Highway 145, running adjacent to Mountain Village Boulevard and passing Station Village Parking, the Gondola parking station. The trail is packed dirt in summer and a groomed Nordic track in winter.