Summer in Telluride

Summer Activities

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!


Nearby Day Trips

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. Read More »

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. Read More »

Silverton
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 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. Read More »

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! Read More »

Durango
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. Read More »

Ouray
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. Read More »


Telluride Magazine

Telluride Magazine
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!