Telluride is a former Colorado mining town that sits in a box canyon along the San Miguel River. The town has a great outdoor scene, and is also known for its wild west history and Hot Air Balloon Festival. Popular for skiing in winter and great for hiking and trail running in summer, there are some great options for running in Telluride.
The best places to run in Telluride are our tour of downtown, the bike path along Rt. 145, and an easier trail along the San Miguel River. There’s a huge variety of trail running for all abilities. We feature the Village Trail, the Galloping Goose Trail, the Telluride Trail, and the Bear Creek Trail.
Telluride is a small town, so getting around on foot is a good option. (Our downtown tour is just ~6 km, while the Valley Floor Loop is 10 km). It’s also useful to know that the gondola traverses several trails, so runners can ride one-way or make trail connections. A year-round shuttle also runs throughout the valley.