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Activities in Telluride

For Kids | Golf | Hiking/Climbing | Horse Rides | Snowmobiling | Snowshoeing

Just for Kids

Mountain Village Nursery
The Mountain Village Nursery is located in the new Mountain Village Activity Center. Infant care for babies two months to one year old, toddler care for children ages one to three years old from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call for programs and activities. Phone: (800)801-4832 or (970)728-7533.

Swimming, Town Park
The pool at Town Park is open May 25-September 2, Tuesday-Friday 1:00-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm. Admission is $1.50 for ages 7 to 17, and free for kids under 7 accompanied by an adult. There are two sessions of American Red Cross swimming lessons, June 24-July 19 and July 22-August 16. Cost is $25. Phone: (970)728-9919

Telluride Parks Recreation Sports Camps
The Parks & Recreation Dept. host a variety of sports camps in the summer for kids. Basketball camp is held in mid-July, baseball camp at end of July and beginning of August, and soccer camp in mid-August. Call to reserve a space for your child. Phone: (970)728-2173

Telluride Repertory Theatre Company's
An intensive summer program for young people ages 14-17, focusing on acting, directing, playwrighting and production. Young thespians are rewarded by taking part in a full theater production. Phone:970-728-4539

Telluride Society for Jazz-Jazz for Kids Workshop
August: Talented and music loving youngsters, nine years and older are invited to apply for a Telluride All Star Scholarship, sponsored by the Telluride Jazz Celebration. Under the tutelage of renowned jazz educators and artists, children will learn a variety of disciplines all week, culminating in an appearance at the Jazz Festival. Phone: (970)728-7009

Telluride Town Park: Parks Dept.
The Telluride Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of year round programs for youth and adults in Town Park, at the school gyms, up in the Bear Creek Preserve, and at the Youth Center. Our staff provides assistance to the Commission for Arts and Special Events ( CASE ) and the Parks and Recreation Commission. Our department also manages and approves the applications for Town Park core area reservations, banners, street closures, and pocket park reservations. Phone: (970)728-2173

The Voodoo Lounge Youth Teen Center
Telluride's youth center is open year-round with pool table, ping pong, crafts, food, big screen TV and VCR movies. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3:00-9:00pm, Friday 3:00-6:00pm, and Saturday 4:00-7:00pm. Phone: (970)728-0140 Location: 233 E. Pacific St.,Telluride, Co 81435

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Golfing in and around Telluride

TELLURIDE GOLF CLUB, MOUNTAIN VILLAGE, COLORADO

Keeping your eye on the ball and off the towering peaks surrounding the Telluride Golf Club may be your toughest challenge when teeing off at this breathtaking course, perched 9,500 feet above sea level. This par 70, 6,574 yard, 18 hole mountain resort course is surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000 foot mountains in the United States. While the breathtaking beauty may be a distraction, the altitude works to your advantage as Telluride’s air creates less resistance against the golf ball during flight, translating to longer drives and breathtaking beauty. The Telluride Golf Club is located in scenic Mountain Village at the Peaks Resort. New golf carts, equipped with state-of-the-art Global Positioning System (GPS), assists golfers as they navigate their way around the course, which accentuates the mountain terrain as meandering fairways wind through aspen groves, towering pines, mountain ponds and sparkling streams. The Telluride Golf Club was constructed in 1992 and serves as a private club for members as well as a public course for locals and guests.888.483.5754.

DIVIDE RANCH & CLUB, RIDGWAY, COLORADO

The mature, award-winning golf course that’s the centerpiece for Divide Ranch & Club offers 7,039 yards of challenging play. It also offers some of the most extraordinary views imaginable. You tee off at the foot of the San Juans with Mount Sneffels rising to the south. Then you drive onto the magnificent mesa, where juniper, pinon and ponderosa pine line the holes. And when you reach 18, you’re wondering just how soon you can do it all again. 970.626.5284

THE BRIDGES GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, MONTROSE, COLORADO

The Bridges features a Nicklaus Design championship golf course. The 7,100 yard, par 71, course is complete. The course design features 10 lakes and numerous water features that will be crossed by approximately 17 distinctive golf cart and walking bridges. It is from these unique bridge features that The Bridges at Black Canyon derives its name. Water comes into play on 14 of the 18 holes on the course. The design of the course features a traditional style that also incorporates native plantings, rock features and waterfalls. The spectacular views of the surrounding peaks will make for a memorable round of golf at The Bridges. Multiple tees will vary the length of the course from 5,300 to 7,100 yards. The Nicklaus Design team has incorporated a degree of difficulty into the course, but has also made it an enjoyable layout for the average golfer. (970) 252-1119

DEVIL’S THUMB GOLF CLUB, DELTA, COLORADO

Nestled among the adobe hills at the southern base of the majestic Grand Mesa lies Devil’s Thumb Golf Club. The course is named for the rock formation that looms above it. “The Thumb” stands alone as a sentinel watching over the Grand Mesa, the Uncompahgre Plateau, the confluence of the Uncompahgre and Gunnison Rivers and the small western town of Delta. Off in the distance, one can see the Raggeds and West Elk Mountains to the east, and the San Juan Mountains to the south. Designer, Rick Phelps, described this challenging 18-hole course as a “prairie style” Delta golf course. Opened in 2001, it has five sets of tees that make the course playable to every type of golfer. Many holes offer different options, split fairways and well placed bunkers make it an interesting combination that seems to change the course each time you play. You’ll pause for a moment while antelope cross the fairway and you know in that instant that you’ll want to return again and again. (970) 874-6262

 

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Hiking & Climbing

The San Juan Mountains are a beautiful place to hike during the summer. Wildflowers are at their height beginning mid-July. Year-round mountaineering, trekking, and climbing schools provide backcountry and technical skills for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.

Rock & Ice Climbing
Savelli Elite Training Alpinism Corps.
Rock Climb to your heart's content with Antoine at his unique base below the 700 ft. Ophir Wall. Ice climb Bridal Veil Falls and the Hose, become an Alpinist! 970-728-3705.

Lizard Head Mountain Guides.
Mountaineering, trekking, and climbing schools provide backcountry and technical skills for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. Rock climbing workshops are also available. 800-828-7547.

Women's Climbing Adventures
Faraway Ranch.
Designed for women of all skill levels, ages 18 and up, this two-day program offers climbing adventures and opportunities to learn skills, knots, belay techniques, and safety procedures. Participants decide on their own personal and group goals. The first day is spent at the Tower of Empowerment and Climbing Wall at Faraway Ranch. The second day is spent on real rock at a local Telluride area site. Call Telluride Visitor Services (800) 525-2717 or (970) 728-6265.

Hiking from Town
Due to Telluride's unique location, many great hikes can be started right from town. Families with young children may wish to try the San Miguel River or Bear Creek trails. Distances reported start from trailhead.

Bear Creek Canyon
Distance: 2.5 mi. one way
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Access: Trailhead starts at south end of Pine Street. Follow Bear Creek up scenic canyon to waterfall and the trailhead for strenuous Wasatch Trail. This area is a 325-acre mountain canyon that has been preserved forever by the town's Telluride Land Trust. This precious parcel,with its stunning scenery and cascading waterfall is now protected from development and is preserved for the enjoyment of the public.Please help us preserve this unique site by remaining on designated trails.

Bridal Veil Falls
Distance: 2.2 mi. one way to top of falls
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Access: East end of Hwy. 145 where asphalt ends. Hikers continue on dirt road 1.2 miles to bottom of falls, or 2.2 miles to top. Trail to Bridal Veil Basin continues past privately owned historic building at top of falls, and from there continues on to Blue and Silver Lakes.

Cornet Falls
Distance: 1/4 mi. round-trip
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Access: North end of Aspen. Stay to the right and do not cross the bridge to Jud Wiebe.

Jud Wiebe Trail
Distance: 2.7 mi. loop
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Access: North end of Aspen St. The trail loops above town with views of Bridal Veil and Ingram Falls. Continue to Tomboy Road and back to town.

San Miguel River Trail
Distance: 2.5 mi. one way. Town Park to valley floor.
Difficulty: Easy
Access: From Town Park, the trail follows the river along the edge of town, past beaver ponds to the valley floor.

Area Hiking Trails

Hundreds of miles of hiking trails extend throughout the region.Listed is a small sampling of day hikes. For complete information andmaps, contact the Norwood Forest Ranger Station, 327-4261. Topography maps and guides are available at stores in town.

Deep Creek/Sheep Creek
Distance: 12 mi.
Difficulty: Moderate
Access: Off Last Dollar Rd. Takes 1/2 day. This wooded hikeends at Mill Creek trailhead.

Lake Hope
Distance: 6 mi. round trip
Difficulty: Moderate but high altitude
Access: Hwy. 145 to Trout Lake. Start at Hidden Lakes Rd#627.Above timberline, Lake Hope is man-made and stores water for the Ames Power plant. Wildflowers are at their height in August.

Woods Lake
Distance: 4 mi.
Difficulty: Moderate
Access: Hwy. 145 to Placerville, left at Fall Creek Road,follow for 8 mi. to Woods Lake. Trailhead left of the picnic area.Extensive views of the southwestern edge of the San Juan Range. The trail becomes difficult as it continues to Navajo Lake.

Colorado Mountain Expeditions
Adventure begins here. CME will take you into the pristine high county in comfort and safety. We offer many exciting trips and cater to all abilities. We provide guided horse, hiking, and fishing trips. Phone: (970) 375-1250

The Faraway Adventure
Programs include a challenge course facility and overnight basecamp facility. The challenge course, "Tower for Empowerment," is a full-day, guided ropes course ideal for families, recreational, and corporate groups. Equipped with ten Phone: (970)728-9386

Telluride Teamworks
Take your meeting to new heights.... with a meeting they will never forget!! Professional planning, customized programs, teambuilding activities, and more. Experience, education, and entertainment... the perfect balance! Phone: (970)728-9684

Chamonix Alpine Adventures
Antoine Savelli internationally certified UIAGM Chamonix High Mountain Guide, helps you climb with finesse on his 700ft Ophir Rock Wall in the Summer and leads to the magical ice-climbs of 400ft Bridal Veil Falls and the 600ft Ames Ice Hose. In Chamonix his native playground, the world's Alpine mecca of skiing, Alpine climbing awaits the aspiring Alpinist! Phone: (970)728-3705 Location: Telluride, Colorado

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Horseback Riding around Telluride

Ride with Roudy
One and two hour trail rides, breakfast and dinner rides, custom pack trips, private rides for experienced horsemen. Elk and aspen stands abound on the trails that traverse the shoulders of of Grey Head, west of Telluride. Open year-round. Phone: (970) 728-9611

Circle K Ranch
At Circle K Ranch we offer many unique ways to experience the majestic San Juans. High country fly-fishing, horseback riding, pack trips, hunt outfitting and ultra-light intro. flights. Customized trips avaiable. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Just 36 Miles S. of Telluride on Hwy 145. Phone: (800) 477-6381 - (970) 562-3826 Location: 27758 Hwy 145, Dolores, CO.

Colorado Mountain Expeditions
Adventure begins here. CME will take you into the pristine high county in comfort and safety. We offer many exciting trips and cater to all abilities. We provide guided horse, hiking, and fishing trips. Phone: (970) 375-1250

Many Ponies Outfit
Offering 2 hour, 1/2 day and all day trial rides. Additional services include educational programs for adults and children, long and short term horse boarding, summer weekly kids riding groups and private lessons. Lisa Foxwell and Paul Finley are owner/operators with 20 years combined experience in the horse business. Phone: (970)728-6278 or (970)327-0300

Telluride Sports
Telluride's guided fly fising, mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting and 4x4 tour headquarters! Contact us to book your summer adventure. Telluride Sports is Telluride's only full-service summer and winter sports center with 7 winter and 6 summer locations to serve you! Phone: (800)828-7547 or (970)728-4477

Telluride Outfitters
Ride the magnificent San Juans with experienced guides and the nicest string of horses to be found! Trips from 1 hour to 10 days. Horseback, wagon, or sleigh. Hunting trips available. Phone: (970)728-9366 or (970)252-0592 eve.

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Snowmobiling around Telluride

Dave's Mountain Tours
Dave invites you to experience the magic and breathtaking scenery year-round! By snowmobile or jeep. Phone: (970) 708-2478

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Snowshoeing around Telluride

Snowshoeing through the majestic landscape of Telluride makes for a beautiful, leisurely hike and also helps you work up an appetite. Knowledgeable guides serve tea and muffins along the way and share information about TellurideÕs history, flora and fauna, and geology. Snowshoeing is an easy form of exercise or a great break from a day of skiing or snowboarding. Guests meet their guide at 8:45 a.m. at the Mountain Village Plaza every Wednesday and Saturday or by advance reservation. A three-hour tour is $50 and includes a lift ticket, snack and snowshoe rental from Telluride Sports. 

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