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  1. Valley Floor Trail

    Telluride

    Get acclimated to Telluride’s thin air by exploring the dozen miles of easy, rolling singletrack that the Valley Floor has to offer.

  2. Keystone Gorge

    Telluride

    The Keystone Gorge hike is a relatively new 2.5-mile round-trip loop, which cuts through a scenic and rarely traveled gorge—flanked by high canyon walls, tall pine trees, mining artifacts, and the roaring rapids of the San Miguel River.

  3. Deep Creek Trail

    Telluride

    This challenging tour of the north side of the Telluride valley offers a bit of everything—mountain views, wildflowers, alpine meadows, aspen groves, expansive basins, steep climbs, flowy descents, talus fields, and creek crossings.

  4. Eider Creek/ Mill Creek Loop

    Telluride

    The Eider Creek/ Mill Creek Loop is a scenic, well-signed day hike primarily through aspen groves, with several meadows, wildflowers galore, and clear views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

  5. Bridal Veil Falls

    Telluride

    Hike up to the top of Colorado’s tallest free-falling waterfall, which serves as the gateway for Bridal Veil Basin—a veritable wonderland of lakes, waterfalls, and wildflowers.

  6. Sheridan Crosscut - Liberty Bell Loop

    Telluride

    The Liberty Bell Loop is an extremely steep quad-buster of a loop on sparsely traveled trails that proffer some of the best panoramic views to be had in Telluride.

  7. Ajax Mountain

    Telluride

    The 12,785-foot Ajax Peak looms over the town of Telluride at the back of the picturesque box canyon. Don’t you want to be able to say you’ve been up there?

  8. Bear Creek Trail

    Telluride

    This 4.6-mile roundtrip, out-and-back hike to Bear Creek Falls starts right from downtown Telluride and sports a challenging but “mellow” grade (by Telluride standards), climbing about 1,000 feet in 2.5 miles. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of town, steep craggy cliffs and a box-canyon waterfall at the turnaround point.

  9. Owl Gulch Hiking

    Telluride

    This locals’ secret goes by many names—Owl Gulch, Clay’s Way, the “Wild Wiebe” or the “Dark Wiebe”—and, as a relatively new trail, it sees very little foot traffic compared to the adjacent, similar, and far better-known Jud Wiebe loop. It’s about 3 miles round-trip from the bottom of Tomboy Road.

  10. Jud Wiebe Trail

    Telluride

    “Hiking the Wiebe” is a rite of passage for Telluridians. Starting and finishing right in town, this short but sweet (steep, that is) loop is a veritable sampler platter of Telluride hiking.

  11. Galloping Goose

    Telluride

    This gently graded, primarily non-technical trail follows an old narrow-gauge rail line for roughly 19 miles from the 10,222-foot Lizard Head Pass back toward the town of Telluride. A scenic ride, it crosses a number of roads, so with a car shuttle, it can be ridden in sections, too.

  12. Last Dollar Road

    Telluride

    With very little through traffic other than the occasional jeep or four-wheeler, this approximately 20-mile (one way) dirt road is an ideal mountain-biking route with soaring panoramic views of Telluride’s most jagged peaks—the Wilson Range, St. Sophia Ridge, Palmyra Peak, and the Sneffels Range.

  13. Ballard Mountain - Hiking

    Telluride

    This 12,804-foot peak looms over the town of Telluride and Bear Creek Canyon. The old mining route up to its summit was restored by local mountaineering legend Chuck Kroger before he passed away from pancreatic cancer on Christmas Day, 2007.

  14. Galloping Goose Trail - Trail Running

    Telluride

    This gently graded, primarily non-technical trail follows an old narrow-gauge rail line for roughly 19 miles, climbing from the town of Telluride up to the 10,222-foot Lizard Head Pass—with mining ruins, old train trestles, bridges, and high-alpine lakes along the way.

  15. Hawn Mountain Trail - Hiking

    Telluride

    This five-mile loop through private property permits public access, but receives very little foot traffic since it’s a little ways out of town.

  16. Sneffels Highline Trail - Hiking

    Telluride

    Only have one day in Telluride to get outdoors and into the wild? Let this 13-mile wildflower-studded loop from town be your self-guided tour through some of the San Juan Mountains’ finest high-alpine country.

  17. Wasatch Trail - Hiking

    Telluride

    Telluridians spend all spring waiting for this high-alpine gem to melt out. It’s a massive, strenuous climb up to the high country from town, but the payoff is equally huge: cascading waterfalls, wildflowers galore, and a landscape bathed in all elements that define Colorado’s high country.

  18. Whipple Mountain - Trail Running

    Telluride

    Nipping the edge of the remote Sneffels Wilderness Area, this rarely traveled 7.3-mile trail takes you on a ramble through lush, floral forest before ascending to an 11,600-foot saddle and making a quick descent across an open, wildflower-laden hillside.