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Telluride Summer Recreation Guide

Summer Season Activities

From first time visitors to hardy locals, Telluride, Colorado continues to captivate those in search of adventure. And the surrounding San Juan Mountains are the ultimate outdoor playground. Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, Jeeping, and music festivals - the Telluride region has it all. 

The summer season is punctuated with festivals of all kinds. The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is the largest bluegrass festival in the country. 12,000 eager festivarians flock to our box canyon to see some of the best performers in contemporary bluegrass as well as the legends who have shaped the bluegrass scene for the past 40 years. The prestigious Telluride Film Festival brings together industry masters under the auspices of the San Juan Mountains. Since its debut in 1973, the film festival is nothing short of magical, and the films are sure to be on the top of your Oscar list for the next awards season. Unique events like the Mushroom Festival and the Yoga Festival attract all kinds of people to Telluride – and all fall in love with the majestic and unparalleled scenery.

Adventures abound in the Telluride region. Give fly-fishing a try on the nearby Gunnison River or horseback ride high in the San Juan Mountains. Are you looking to take your climbing to the next level? Take a drive to the desert near Moab, Utah to climb some of the best rock in the country. Explore the ancient American West through the Native American cave dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park.

Use this Telluride.com Summer Recreation Guide to explore Telluride this summer season. Download the complete, comprehensive guide here:  SUMMER GUIDE 2016.pdf. We cannot wait to share this special place with you. 

Hiking & Climbing

Explore the San Juan Mountains of the Telluride Region on foot through fields of wildflowers, waterfalls, mining ghost towns, and more!

Hiking Guide: Recommended Hikes and Highlights


Switch your winter planks for a set of wheels and explore the San Juan Mountains on a mountain bike, ATV, and more! 



Telluride Outside: Outdoor Adventure Guides

Water Activities

Cool off in the many rivers and alpine lakes in the Telluride region – Fish and raft some of the best rivers and lakes in the country while enjoying the unbeatable scenery of the San Juan Mountains! 


More Outdoors

Ghost towns, Native American ruins, concerts, and horseback riding... So many outdoor activities and so much time in summer to play! What are you going to try first? 



Day Trips from Telluride

Fall Foliage

Farmer's Market

Free Concerts

Horseback Riding

Photography Tours


Town Park

Summer Festivals & Events

Bluegrass, mushrooms, films, yoga… Come one, come all, let’s gather in the Telluride Box Canyon to celebrate summer in all its glory! 

Spring/Early Summer Festivals

Mid-Summer Festivals

Late Summer/Fall Festivals

Other Festivals



Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States