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A Great Way to Explore Telluride

Explore Telluride’s hard-to-get-to places with a set of snowshoes! Easy to learn, snowshoeing is great fun for the entire family and can be as leisurely or as difficult as you want. There are trails in both Telluride and Mountain Village, as well as a short drive away. 

Where to Go:

  • Priest Lake - Priest Lake offers 10 kilometers of varied groomed trails, ranging from beginner to more difficult. Only the main loop is dog-friendly. Click here for a map of Priest Lake’s trails. Click here for additional information about the trail. 

  • Trout Lake - Trout Lake is a 4.3-kilometer out-and-back trail that goes through the Lizard Head wilderness. It is pet-friendly. Click here for additional information. 

  • Top-A-Ten - Top-A-Ten gives outdoor enthusiasts a chance to experience parts of the Telluride Ski Resort that are not accessible via ski or snowboard. Guided tours depart daily for Top-A-Ten, which requires taking Chair 10 to the top of the mountain. Snowshoers can also purchase a round-trip pass and embark on a snowshoeing adventure of their own. Experts can continue past the Ski Resort to Alta Lakes on National Forest trails. Click here for more information or to book a guided snowshoe tour. 

  • Mountain Village - Mountain Village offers an extensive 15-kilometer trail system that ranges from beginner to advanced. These trails are open to skiers, hikers, snowshoers, bikers and dogs. Each trail is interconnected, starting at the Valley Floor and continuing to the winter trails on the golf course. Click here for a full map and more information about the trails. 

  • Valley Floor - The Valley Floor offers 15 kilometers of open terrain on Telluride's doorstop. Trails originate at the west end of town and continue to the Lawson Hill roundabout. Mountain bikers, hikers and snowshoers are allowed only on designated multi-use trails. Dogs are prohibited on the nordic trails and are only permitted to a certain point on the other trails. For more information, click here

What You Need:

  • Waterproof snow boots that go above the ankle

  • Snowshoes

  • Gaiters

  • Warm, waterproof layers

  • Snow pants

  • Jacket

  • Sunglasses or goggles

  • Backpack to store snacks, sunscreen

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