Your Unique Mountain Experience
As proud locals we can provide insight into great activities for you and your loved ones. From romantic dinner recommendations to fun family adventures, the Silver Star concierge team will have the inside scoop on what is happening in Telluride. Plus, you’ll have the advantage of working with our small team dedicated to your needs, ensuring a one of a kind vacation.
Although Telluride is renowned for its world class skiing, our scenic mountains provide for an awe inspiring array of heart pounding summer thrills as well. From rafting explorations to self-guided Jeep tours, you’ll find yourself on the doorstep of adventure here in Telluride. Below is a list of some of our favorite activities we highly recommend trying during your visit!
- Guided Horseback Adventures
- Rock Climbing
- Telluride Golf Club
- Guided 4×4 Tours
- Jeep Rentals
- Stand Up Paddling Boating
- Disc Golf
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
– Guided Tours
– Bike Maps
– Guided Tours
– Self-Guided Trails
- White Water Rafting
From the end of November to the first week of April, little else is on locals’ minds than the snow! The mountain is open daily from 9 am – 4 pm providing thrills for all. For those of you who aren’t interested in strapping plastic to your feet and plummeting down a mountain, Telluride has plenty of fun winter activities that can take place on flat land. Below is a list of things you need to try in Telluride this winter.
- Skiing / Snowboarding
- Ski School
- Nordic Park
- Ice Skating
- Dog Sledding
- Sleigh Rides
- Snow Shoeing
SilverStar is a proud partner of Door 2 Door Rental Delivery. Skip the lines at other rental stores and arrange to have a Door 2 Door representative meet you at your rental home. When you rent skis and snowboards from Door 2 Door Ski Rental Delivery, you get peace of mind knowing your rental equipment is fitted by expert rental technicians. Our staff has years of rental shop and rental delivery experience. In addition, they have one of the largest selections of ski and snowboard rental equipment in the Rockies. This means getting you and your family properly fitted for your ability level and terrain preference to ensure a great time on the mountain. http://www.d2dskis.com/silverstar
Telluride isn’t just for the adults. With a variety of kid friendly activities, children can get up close to nature, learn a few things, and have an adventure all of their own!
Ah Haa School for the Arts
The Ah Haa School started in 1990 and has since then been a hub of creativity and culture here in Telluride. Open year round, kids can enjoy a variety of classes from pottery and dance to even a super heroes’ class! The school invites children to partake in their summer art camp sessions where they can explore a variety of artistic mediums and perhaps even discover a new passion. (Psst, they provide a number of adult classes and private at home classes as well!) http://www.ahhaa.org/
Telski’s Eco Adventure program has a huge variety of activities and camps that focus on creating a unique undertaking just for the kiddos. They offer a daily summer camp where kids can explore the San Miguel River, go mushroom hunting, and join in on team building activities. The ecoX program lets kids get their hearts racing while paddle boarding, tubing down the river, and fun hikes. Eco Adventures hosts a number of other activities including mountaineering and mountain biking sessions as well as overnight camping trips! http://www.tellurideskiresort.com/ski-school/eco-adventures/
San Sophia Nature Center
Enjoy one of the most spectacular views in all of Telluride at the top of the Gondola at the San Sophia Nature Center. The center is free for visits from the entire family or day programs are held for kids to use the beautiful surroundings as an interactive classroom. Guided hikes can be arranged or the San Sophia is a great starting point for adventurous family hikes around the mountain. http://www.tellurideskiresort.com/events-activities/activities/nature-center/
Telluride Academy offers a diverse number of unique week long plus programs. Their Water Warriors program introduces kids to the local rivers and lakes through kayaking, boat races, and other play time activities in the water. Other programs allow kids to dive into adventure with zip lines, hikes, paddle boarding, photography courses, mad scientist course, and many more! All adventures are assessed with a one through four backpacks rating system, one being intro level and four backpacks indicating advanced courses. Check out the full list of summer activities here http://www.tellurideacademy.org/.
Parents – Need a babysitter? Telluride Sitters offers child care services for residents and visitors of Telluride and the San Juan Mountains. Whether you call them your babysitter, nanny, or au pair , they will provide the highest quality of care for your children. They will build lasting relationships with each child through play and genuine care, while working with you to create a smooth transition each time they care for your child. The staff only includes professionals who are over 21 and CPR/First Aid certified.
Black Canyon National Park
Black Canyon is well worth the 1 ½ drive from Telluride with its remarkable views and array of things to do. From horseback riding to rock climbing, Black Canyon will make for a fun and educational experience your family won’t soon forget. http://www.nps.gov/blca/index.htm
Ridgway State Park
The park is just 45 minutes outside of Telluride and provides spectacular views of the San Juans while you are out sailboarding, hunting, or geocaching. Grab a pair of binoculars and explore this beautiful state park. http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Ridgway/Pages/Activities.aspx
Like Telluride, Silverton was born from the prospect of striking it rich by an influx of miners in the late-1800s. Now the town thrives on as a historical community with plenty of great outdoor activities. Families will enjoy horseback riding, fishing, and of course Silverton/Durango’s historic coal powered train that provides unparalleled views while winding through the twists and turns of the San Juan Mountains. http://www.silvertoncolorado.com/
Mesa Verde National Park
Walk, hike, or bike through spectacular canyons and get a glimpse into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people at Mesa Verde National Park. You can visit any of five different cliff dwellings, Balcony House, Cliff Palace, Long House, Spruce Tree House or Step House, and immerse yourself into a different culture. Twilight Tours are also available! http://www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm
Beautiful Durango, CO is only a two hour drive from Telluride and filled with amazing shopping, views, and historical walks. On top of playing host to outstanding skiing, hiking and biking, Durango has a lively town scene with museums, art galleries, and a variety of spectacular live music. Don’t forget to try a handcrafted brew at any number of their many local breweries. http://www.durango.org/
A quick trip over to the famous Ouray Hot Springs is a great way to unwind after a day of play in Telluride. This family friendly location has a lap pool, diving area, and a shallow kid’s play zone. For more of an adult adventure, check out the birthday suit friendly Orvis Hot Springs. Day time activities in Ouray include miles of Jeeping trails, ice climbing, or a historical walking tour. http://www.ouraycolorado.com/
Telluride Magazine’s first edition was published in 1982 and the magazine has been in print continuously ever since. Telluride Magazine is distributed in print and online for free. This magazine offers a peek into the culture and beauty of Telluride. If you want to keep in touch with Telluride and the region, pick up a copy or read it online.
Feel free to contact Silver Star guest services at (970) 728-3001 to help plan your trip providing you with a carefree and unique vacation!