If you haven't really checked things out yet, let us be the ones to tell you: Telluride is drop-dead gorgeous. The best way to see the natural beauty of the area is to hike in it! Telluride is full of trails ranging from quick and easy runs to multi-day hiking trips that might even graze 14,000 feet. Hiking season is from May to early October; with waterfalls gushing in June and wildflowers at their peak in early July. We've got waterfalls, fourteeners, wildflowers and high alpine lakes, with trails that mingle through it all. There are plenty of hiking options for families and advanced trails for the seasoned hiker. Check out descriptions of 30+ hikes below and choose the one that's best for you.
Please remember to always bring 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 Mountains. And don't forget to wear sunscreen!