Zipline Telluride!

Telluride has a brand new adventure activity, and it’s one that is bound to give you an adrenaline rush! Zipline Telluride! Soar above the canopy of trees while looking on at the San Juan mountain range all around you. Experience 5 ziplines, 2 aerial bridges, and 2 rappels. Reaching 140 feet off the ground, enjoy an adventure in the tree tops and a bird’s eye view of the surrounding San Juan Mountains that you’ll never forget!

A few team members of the Alpine Lodging staff got to experience this new alpine zipline adventure last week, and here are a few snapshots of the day!

Zipline straight towards Wilson Peak!

Even the rope bridges provide some excitement!

One of the rappels!

Launch of very secure platforms into the canopy of trees!

Adrenaline rush!

Plan for at least 3 hours starting from the initial gear up, training, all 5 ziplines and the return trip back to the Telluride Adventure Center. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing, wear sunscreen, and bring a clip able water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the activity. If you do have a fear of heights, you may want to reconsider, but do know that you can trust the guides and the gear. You are perfectly safe throughout the zipline telluride adventure!

Don’t forget to check out some of the other many amazing summer activities while you are visiting the area!

Rafting Season Is Upon Telluride!

Rafting season in Telluride is finally upon us! Temperatures are rising, and the high country snows are melting! This means high fast waters in our local rivers. June is the best month to get on a raft of any kind and go for a float! The 2021 runoff season will be a good one!

HERE is some information on the summer rafting experience in Telluride, among many other things to do!

Telluride’s local outfitters offer a wide array of guided rafting options to fit your needs:

Mild To Wild

Riding the San Miguel

Mild To Wild offers a variety of guided tour options in the region, including our local San Miguel River.

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Telluride Outside

Splash town!

Telluride Outside has been raft guiding since 1982, and they know the ins and outs of our rivers better than anyone!

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Or if you prefer something a little less turbulent, grab a stand up paddleboard or an inflatable duckie and do a more leisurely float down the upper San Miguel. The portion of the river through the valley floor has been re-directed back to it’s natural flow resulting in a lovely curvy float. Don’t have a stand up paddleboard? No problem, you can rent one from Telluride Bootdoctors or The Jagged Edge in town!

Sup’in the Valley Floor

And of course you can always grab an innertube and jump in at Town Park and float through town. You can buy innertubes at the local Ace Hardware store. It’s an incredibly cheap way to spend a splashy fun afternoon. But be aware, that water was snow less than 24 hour ago, so it’s coooooooold!

Tube Time!

Blues & Brews 2021 Lineup!

The 2021 Blues & Brews lineup has been announced! As usual it’s a doozy! You can find ticketing information HERE. Check out our available lodging and plan your trip soon, as the weekend will fill up fast!

We are so excited for the return of our beloved music festivals this summer! Blues & Brews happens to be one of our favorites!

Set amongst the changing aspen leaves, majestic mountain backdrop and crisp early fall weather in Telluride Town Park, the Blues & Brews Festival is the perfect excuse for a getaway to our magical box canyon. This festival has something for everyone! Music, food, wares and fun!

And did we mention beer? Saturday morning features the famous Grand Tasting, featuring breweries from all over the country. I always seek out a unique chili beer, but there truly is a brew for everyone.


Last year, the Covid lockdowns forced Mountainfilm to pivot to online programming, but with the advent of increased vaccinations, and loosening of local gathering ordinances, the beloved first festival of the season has returned with a hybrid of online and in person programming!  And we can’t be more exited!

CLICK HERE for more information on the festival events, programming and schedule.  Tickets are still available for the festival so get on it fast and don’t forget to bring your layers, because Spring in the Mountains can see varying temperatures.