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Hiking & Climbing

The San Juan Mountains surrounding Telluride are the perfect setting for your alpine vacation. Wildflowers are at their height beginning in early July. Year-round mountaineering, trekking, and climbing schools provide backcountry and technical skills for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. And there are hiking trails of every difficulty from town and more options just a short drive from downtown Telluride.

Remember to always arm yourself with plenty of water, snacks and a good raincoat. Even the sunniest mornings can turn into stormy afternoons, so venture out prepared into the San Juan Mountain backcountry!

Telluride is overflowing with amazing activities and events year round. This comprehensive list of things to do will help you plan an amazing vacation. Use the menu to the left to drill into categories and find just the hike, restaurant or shop you were looking for. Don't forget to check out our amazing selection of over 300 Telluride vacation rentals.


Ajax Peak

Hike Ajax Peak

Peak climb with panoramic views of Telluride, Bridal Veil Basin, Imogene Pass, Silver Lake, and beyond.

E. Colorado Avenue
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States

Ballard Mountain

Hike Ballard Mountain

Strenuous hike high into the San Juan Mountain backcountry.

S. Pine Street
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States

Bear Creek Falls

Hike Bear Creek

Accessed right from downtown Telluride, ends at a gorgeous waterfall.

S. Pine Street
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States

Blue Lake

Hike Blue Lake

High alpine lake hike through the historic mining countryside.

E. Colorado Avenue
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States

Bridal Veil Basin

Spectacular Seasonal Waterfalls and Wildflowers

The Bridal Veil Basin trail extends for miles behind the top of Bridal Veil Falls. The trail has an easy pitch and follows the river up towards its source.

Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

Tallest free falling waterfall in the state of Colorado.

East Colorado Avenue
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States

Cornet Creek Falls

Cornet Creek Falls

Short hike to an 80-foot waterfall.

North Aspen Street
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States

Deep Creek Trail

Bike or Run on Deep Creek

Easy to Moderate trail that connects the airport to Telluride

Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States

Eider Creek

Hike Eider Creek

Moderate hike with access to the Deep Creek Trail.

Mill Creek Road
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States

Guided Hiking

Enhance Your Hiking Experience with a Guide

Maximize your hiking experience by including a local, experienced guide.

877-365-5525
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United States
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