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Since 1984, Telluride Outside has been guiding Telluride vacationers on intrepid adventures throughout the region. Their storefront doubles as a fly shop known as the Telluride Angler, which carries the finest brands of fly fishing products.

During the summer season, experience river rafting, fly fishing, stand up paddle boarding, 4WD and photography tours. Once the snow starts falling, choose one of their snowmobiling tours in the backcountry near Telluride.

Telluride Outside Rents fishing equipment and SUP Boards:


  • Fly Fishing Complete Package (fly rod, reel, waders and boots)
  • Fly Rod and Reel
  • Waders and Boots
  • Wading Boots and Neoprene Socks

SUP BOARDS (daily and weekly)

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The San Miguel River offers excellent rafting just a few minutes from Telluride. Family-friendly half day trips on the Lower San Miguel cover 9 miles of splashy class II-III whitewater. The Upper San Miguel offers high-speed class III+ whitewater for experienced rafters and aggressive paddlers. Full day trips are available on the upper river and also through the scenic Norwood Canyon. Multiple day trips are available to explore the surrounding areas.

  • San Miguel Lower River (Half Day)
  • San Miguel Upper River (Half Day)
  • San Miguel River (Full Day)
  • Norwood Canyon (Full Day)
  • Ponderosa Canyon from Dove Creek Pump Stations to Slickrock (2-day and 3-day trips)
  • Slickrock Canyon from Big Gypsum to Bedrock (2-day and 3-day trips)


Jeep/4WD Tours

Enjoy the rugged mountains and ghost towns that surround Telluride in the best way possible - by being a passenger! Telluride Outside offers thrilling tours in their "jeeps", actually customized Chevy Trucks, that optimize both safety and viewing. Get ready for to check off a bucket list item as you climb up to 13,000 feet into the high country. Telluride Outside guides are locals with a deep love of Telluride. You will likely come away with knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area and a history lesson of sorts about our colorful mining heritage.


  • Imogene Pass/Tomboy Ghost Town (Half Day and Full Day)
  • Black Bear Pass (Half Day and Full Day)
  • Ophir Pass/Alta Ghost Town (Haf Day and Full Day)
  • Sunset Tour (2-2.5 hours)
  • Dunton Hot Springs (Full Day)



Fly Fishing

 Telluride is one of the finest fly fishing destinations in the country.  Telluride Outside guides four major rivers in the Telluride area: the San Miguel, Dolores, Uncompahgre and Gunnison, as well as several local lakes and alpine creeks.  Our guides are excellent instructors and we really enjoy teaching the sport at all levels of the game.  Treat yourself to a top quality guided fly fishing trip with Telluride Outside.


  • San Miguel or Upper Dolores (Half Day Wade)
  • San Miguel or Upper Dolores (Full Day Wade)
  • Uncompahgre (Half Day Wade)
  • Uncompahgre (Full Day Wade)
  • Lower Dolores (Full Day Wade)
  • Gunnison (Full Day Wade)
  • Lower Gunnison (Full Day Float)




Stand Up Paddleboarding

A perfect activity for the entire family, Telluride Outside teaches paddleboarding skills and basic technique. Choose from two excellent lakes, Trout Lake and Wild Boy Lake, both located approximately 15 minutes from Telluride. Snacks are provided and guests can be picked up in town or MV. 

  • Half Day (Morning or Afternoon)



The San Juan Mountains are a photographer’s dreamscape.  Iconic landscapes, such as Wilson Peak, Bear Creek and the view from Imogene Pass, are so numerous that they obscure the endless secrets of these mountains that unfold for the exploring photographer.  Telluride Outside guides instruction-oriented photo tours for guests of every experience level.  Learn to use your camera while shooting some of the most beautiful scenery in the world! Beginners welcome.

  • Half Day Sunrise 
  • Half Day Sunset



Take the ride of your life on a Telluride Outside snowmobile tour.  Telluride Outside guides half-day, advanced half day and full day tours in the magnificent Beaver Park area between the Wilson and Dolores mountain ranges.  Just 30 minutes from Telluride, our Fall Creek snow base is the gateway to seldom traveled backcountry with unmatched riding opportunities and scenery.  Single and double rider options are available for our half day tours.  


  • Half Day (Morning or Afternoon Session)
  • Advanced Half Day (Morning or Afternoon Session)
  • Full Day
  • Dunton Full Day