While Telluride is known worldwide as a ski resort, there is as much, maybe even more, to do in Telluride in the Summer. Telluride is the self proclaimed Summer Festival Capital of Colorado. We have summer festival information on our Festival page under “Dining and Activities”. Families and guests will find there is something for everyone, nerds to jocks, even nerdy jocks! You will definitely have jam pack days in the summer from hiking, four-wheel drive trips over the local mountain passes, horseback riding, sports activities and swimming at the town park and fishing in many local streams to the Telluride Institute, PIN head institute, and Telluride Science Research Center (TSRC). There is even an opportunity to send your kids to day camp, so you can sit and read a book. Even the gondola between Telluride and Mountain Village can be an adventure, and it is free!
Summer in Telluride
New 2016 Summer Activities and Events Coming to Mountain Village
Free Concerts, Lectures, Wellness Events and More to Entertain All Summer Long
This summer, Mountain Village will be full of energy with a variety of free, family-friendly events taking place throughout the Village Core. With favorite events such as the Sunset Concert Series returning and additional new activities for guests of all ages added to the schedule, this new programming series will highlight everything Mountain Village has to offer and provide guests with numerous opportunities to explore and enjoy the area.
“Based on the success we’ve seen with individual activities in the past, such as the Sunset Concert Series and Family Fun Night, we want to allocate more resources toward providing exciting, year-round programming for Resort guests,” said Matt Windt, vice president of sales & marketing at Telluride Ski Resort. “We always want to provide the very best guest experience in Mountain Village and providing a wider variety of activities that appeal to guests of all ages is critical.”
Throughout the week, visitors can find a number of activities and events that appeal to a wide range of interests. This programming will include:
Kids Zone – after an extremely popular kick-off this March, Kids Zone will return to the Telluride Conference Center on Mondays (June 27; July 11, 18 and 25). Kids age 12 and under can have fun on a 20-foot dual-lane inflatable slide, a bounce house/slide combo, mechanical bull, and inflatable jousting pit as well as a smaller bounce play area for kids 5 and under. Admission is free, and there will be a cash bar.
TSRC Town Talks – Presented by the Telluride Research Science Center, the free TSRC Town Talks will take place on Tuesday evenings from June 21 – August 9 at the Telluride Conference Center from 5:30 to 7:30. This annual science lecture series brings together leading minds to discuss a variety of science-based topics related to current events and more. More details on the specific Town Talk topics can be found at www.telluridescience.org.
Sunset Concert Series – Back again this summer is this weekly, free family-friendly concert series taking place on Sunset Plaza Wednesdays beginning June 22. A variety of acts ranging from soul to rock to country and more will perform each week against a stunning Telluride sunset. On Sunday, July 3rd, the annual “Red, White and Blues” Sunset Concert will also kick off, with two concerts, balloon art, face painting, inflatables and more.
Movies Under the Stars – Starting June 23, bring the family to Reflection Plaza every Thursday evening to enjoy classics, comedies, dramas and more. All you need are your lawn chairs, snacks and blankets. Drink and food will be available for purchase on-site.
Telluride Scenic Hikes – Meet neighbors and make new friends Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in Heritage Plaza for three-mile hikes on the trails around Mountain Village. Hikes will start on June 5 and will run through October 9.
Telluride Classic Cinema – For the cinephiles visiting this summer, a series of classic films will be shown in the Telluride Conference Center. Taking place on select Saturdays starting in early July, the Classic Cinema series will show films such as Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, The Wizard of Oz, Goldfinger and more. Movies begin at 7:30 pm and there will be a cash bar available on-site.
“We’ve worked hard to develop a wide variety of events throughout the week and spanning the entire summer season in Mountain Village,” said Anton Benitez, executive director of the Town of Mountain Village Owners’ Association. “We’re thrilled to offer both visitors and those who live in the region even more reason to visit us this summer.”
Telluride Fly Fishers–Telluride’s only Orvis endorsed guide service for fly fishing and rafting!
Telluride Academy–Kids summer camp
Telluride Parks and Recreation–Town Park Pool
Telluride Outside–Fly Fishing, 4×4 Tours, River Rafting
PIN head Institute—Pinhead Institute is a Smithsonian Affiliate based in Telluride, Colorado, that strives to promote science – education both locally globally. An international network of the world’s leading scientists supports our many educational programs providing unparalleled opportunity to high-level scientific education in rural Colorado.
Telluride Institute—The Telluride Institute is an innovative non-profit organization that fosters the transition to a sustainable world. We do this by working with communities, businesses, and the public sector to create and advance real solutions which support the health of environments, cultures, and economies. We collaborate with leading artists, scientists, and educators to map a progressive future.
Telluride Science Research Center (TSRC) — TSRC extends the frontiers in molecular science by providing a uniquely inspiring, relaxed environment for face-to-face discussion and collaboration among scientists, engineers, theorists, and experimentalists from around the world. Committed to cutting edge research driven by scientists, TSRC allows meeting organizers to decide the topics, control the structure, and choose the participants of their meetings. TSRC provides the common ground for addressing critical scientific challenges, focusing new questions, and catalyzing the discovery of answers.
San Juan Outdoor School — Rock Climbing, Hiking, Backpacking and much more. We provide the industry’s highest quality and create comfortable outdoor experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Call now for more information : 970-728-4101 or 1-888-FUNTORIDE.
San Miguel Angler–Providing Telluride with Gear and Guidance since 1972. Upon your visit to Telluride, you will encounter some of the most spectacular scenery of your life. The San Miguel and Dolores Rivers provide us with miles and miles of pristine waters. Come join us in the surroundings with a peacefulday of fishing.
Telluride Sports – Bike Rentals, Fly Fishing, Ski and Snowboard Rentals Whether you need to plan a trip, purchase gear, or simply ask where the best place to grab some breakfast before the lifts open is, we are here to help you at Telluride Sports. With locations in every corner of town, come on down and say hello!
Bootdoctors – Bike Rentals, Fly Fishing, Rafting, Hiking Boot Doctors is a local, family-owned and operated outdoor retailer since 1986 in Taos Ski Valley and since 1983 in Telluride, Colorado. Top quality summer and winter rentals, demos, skis, boots, bikes bootfitting, clothing, guided adventures and our friendly and knowledgeable staff await you at our conveniently located slopeside stores.
Glider Bob — Dramatic views and stunning vistas await you on a 30-minute or one hour ride with Glider Bob. Glide Telluride offers rides from the Telluride Airport every day, weather permitting. The Telluride Airport is just 10 minutes from town. Soar above Town of Telluride, the ski area, the San Juan Mountains and more. The most spectacular scenery anywhere in the United States can be found right here in Telluride!
Ride with Roudy – Gentle horses for gentle people, Fast horses for fast people, And for people who don’t like to ride, Horses that don’t like to be rode
ATV Tours — Enjoy a day ATV tour away from it all, just minutes away from the town of Telluride, up Fall Creek Road in the beautiful and historic Beaver Park backcountry. We are booking tours daily, and will pick you up in Telluride or Mountain Village.
Telluride Ski and Golf – This par 70, 6,574 yard, 18 hole, mountain resort course is surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000 foot mountains in the United States.
Shakespeare in the Park — Telluride Theater is dedicated to creating a thriving theatrical presence in the Telluride region by producing original company-driven professional work, culturally relevant community theater, and year-round education programs. We create theater that lives in moments of truthful human connection, promotes joyful celebration and is an open dialogue, accessible to all audiences.
Wilkinson Public Library – story time, kids games, books, movies, and much more!
Studio E — Cross Training with weights and indoor cycles, with a strong yoga foundation, this studio has something for everyone. Hot yoga!
Atmosphere Spa – Atmosphere Spa provides a variety of luxurious spa services and offers products for skin and body care. Relax and unwind in an oasis of tranquility, conveniently located at the base of the gondola in the Camels Garden Hotel.
Golden Door Spa – A state-of-the-art fitness center features cardio equipment with personal televisions and headphones, strength room with free weight equipment and multiple movement studios for yoga, Pilates and high-energy fitness classes. Revitalize through the art of massage, therapeutic bath, facials, body treatments, creating a complete sense of well-being and harmony.
LuvLight – LuvLight is proud to provide quality, cost-effective treatments in acupuncture, sound therapy, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, massage and reflexology.
The Town Barber – The town of Telluride has historically had a barbershop and we feel that tradition needs to continue. The Town Barber takes pride in offering you not only great haircuts but traditional straight razor shaves with a hot towel treatment and the finest shaving creams. We encourage our guests to relax and enjoy themselves while at the shop and offer complimentary beverages with all our services.
Telluride Yoga Center – The Telluride Yoga Center, located in the majestic San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, provides a sanctuary for yoga and other spiritual practices. We offer a variety of classes led by talented instructors and host workshops with internationally respected teachers throughout the year.
Bliss Day Spa and Salon – A wonderful Beauty Parlor located in town. Located at 329 E. Colorado Avenue Phone number 970-728-1020
Sorina’s Head to Toe – Located at 100 W. Colorado Avenue Phone number 970-728-0804
Salon 7 – Beauty Salon located at the base of Chairlift 7. Located at 300 Mahoney Drive #13C, Base of Lift 7 Phone number : 970-369-0050