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Day Trips

From ghost towns and mines to ancient Anasazi ruins, there’s endless more adventures an easy drive from town. 

Telluride makes the perfect base camp for daytime adventures in southwest Colorado and the Four Corners region.  From climbing fourteeners and traversing remote backroads by 4WD or mountain bike, to exploring the Anasazi ruins at Mesa Verde and relishing the stunning canyon lands at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, there are endless options all an easy drive from Telluride.

Day Trips

Anasazi Heritage Center

Arches National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Canyon of the Ancients National Monument

Canyonlands National Park

Dunton Hot Springs


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Hovenweep National Monument

Mesa Verde National Park

Million Dollar Highway

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