Summer Activities

Warm weather attracts more than just golfers to the mountains as these hills come alive with fields of wildflowers, double rainbows, golden aspen foliage and outdoor enthusiasts of all varieties.

Trail Running and Hiking: Numerous trail options are accessible from downtown Telluride and Mountain Village; dozens of others are within a short driving distance.

Mountain Biking:  Off-road trails are abundant and close by, including the well-maintained Galloping Goose, a 17-mile former railroad grade, which runs from Society Turn to Lizard Head.

Kayaking and Rafting:  Thrills never cease on the rapids of Colorado’s prime waterways. 

Rock Climbing:  Mellow pitches and sheer cliff walls are scattered about the region, beckoning sinewy climbers to defy gravity.

Jeeping: An intricate web of former mining, now 4x4, roads wind through these mountains, with hundreds of miles of driveable terrain.

Fly-Fishing:  The Gold Medal waters of the San Miguel, Dolores and Gunnison rivers provide a myriad of options for catching trout.

Flying: Paragliding, hang-gliding, hot air ballooning, and glider rides, with or without a guide, satisfy the need to soar with the birds.

Horseback Riding: Horses are always eager and willing to cruise around on the numerous trails and 4x4 roads the region offers.