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Gondola Rides

The gondola ride is a must-do activity for visitors to Telluride. It’s a favorite among kids who have been known to say, “This is better than a ride at Disneyland!” And the best part is that it’s free. The ride takes approximately 13 minutes from Telluride to Mountain Village.

The gondola was originally built to improve air quality in the region by reducing traffic on the road. Since its opening in December 1996, it has transported millions of skiers, snowboarders, hikers, mountain bikers, festival-goers, and commuters up and over the 10,500-foot Coonskin Ridge. The ride on the “G” offers breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains, mesas covered in Aspen trees, and beautiful waterfalls. On clear days, riders can see all the way to the La Sal Range in Utah. It is also the first and only free public transportation of its kind in the United States.

At the top of the gondola, visitors can explore the Nature Center, which is open daily from 9 am-4 pm from early June to September. The gondola also provides easy access to Mountain Village, where visitors can enjoy lunch, bouldering, and a playground near Poacher’s Pub.

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Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

Telluride's Via Ferrata is an exhilarating experience, reserved for the adventurous. This newly-legal climbing route takes you on a technical and breathtaking journey, along the exposed East end and South-facing wall of Telluride's boxed canyon. At its most intense,...

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding in the San Juan Mountains is a unique and memorable experience for those visiting Telluride. The stunning mountain vistas and vast open spaces offer an opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate. Visitors can choose from a variety of guided horseback rides,...

Golf

Golf

The Telluride Ski and Golf Club will be opening on May 28 and will be operational until October 10 as a private facility. However, select resort guests can access the facility after 1:00 p.m. daily. The Club is open to Members, their guests, and guests of the Peaks...

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Telluride boasts some of the best trout streams in the Rocky Mountains, as well as a variety of alpine creeks, lakes, and ponds, making it a top destination for fishing enthusiasts. For the ultimate fishing experience, it is recommended to hire a local guide who knows...

Telluride Area Hot Springs

Telluride Area Hot Springs

Orvis Hot Springs Orvis Hot Springs is a natural hot springs resort located about an hour from Telluride. The clothing-optional resort does not heat or treat the water, which allows you to rest and relax while soaking in the seven different areas of natural lithium...

Other Telluride Summer Activities

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

For those looking for a thrilling adventure, mountain biking in the San Juan Mountains is a must-try activity. With a range of terrains, the mountains offer various trails for riders of all levels. From challenging trails on old mining roads and basins high above the...

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Golf

Golf

The Telluride Ski and Golf Club will be opening on May 28 and will be operational until October 10 as a private facility. However, select resort guests can access the facility after 1:00 p.m. daily. The Club is open to Members, their guests, and guests of the Peaks...

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4X4 OFF-ROADING

4X4 OFF-ROADING

A four-wheeler paradise ​ The following outfitters offer 4 x 4 tours: Dave's Mountain Tours Telluride Offroad Adventures Telluride Outside   Jeep Rentals Jeep rentals are available from Telluride Outfitters, Mountain Adventure Equipment, and Diff Auto Rentals for...

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