Trail Running in Telluride, CO
About Telluride Trail Running
RootsRated explores the best trail running trails in Telluride. From quick runs to all-day epics, let our experts help you find the perfect trails. Our destinations are chosen by outdoors experts who live and play in Telluride, so you’re sure to find the top adventures and maybe even a few local secrets!
Get acclimated to Telluride’s thin air by exploring the dozen miles of easy, rolling singletrack that the Valley Floor has to offer.
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.
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.
Tucked into a hidden valley below the crest of the La Garita Mountains, Wheeler Geologic Area is an enchanting city of volcanic rocks that surprisingly sees only fifteen visitors per day. Here's why you should visit.
A story of redemption, 14,000 foot peaks, hair-raising lightning storms, and ice-cold beer.
Fat-tire biking is exploding in popularity as a way to enjoy winter on two wheels. Here, essential intel on fat biking in Telluride.
An ideal antidote to chilly temps and sore muscles, hot springs are an enticing winter getaway. Here's the scoop on San Juans thermal pools.
Alpine skiing gets lots of glory in Telluride, but Nordic skiing in the San Juans is a fun option for a winter workout. Here's what to know.
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