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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:

FISHING EQUIPMENT

  • 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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Snowmobiling

 

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

 

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)

 

Rafting

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)

4-WD Tours

Telluride Outside offers both half and full day 4-WD tours in Telluride’s magnificent San Juan Mountains.  Popular tours include Imogene Pass/Tomboy Ghost Town, Ophir Pass and Black Bear Pass, as well as sunset tours and excursions to Bridal Veil Falls.  The 4WD vehicles used for tours are converted with special seating canopies for maximum comfort, safety, and optimal viewing. Be prepared for a history lesson too, as local guides tell stories about Telluride's mining days. 

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

 

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)

Photography

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