A Telluride Summer for All Abilities

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Telluride is as dynamic and versatile as its visitors, which is why Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) has been in operation for more than 20 years to provide individuals of all abilities an unparalleled outdoor experience in one of Colorado’s most scenic mountain towns. While Telluride is famed for its winter, it’s a local’s secret that summer is the best season, with jaw-dropping craggy peaks adorned in blankets of wildflowers and grazing elk calmly walking through backyards and along roadsides. You can travel to Telluride by car or by air — Telluride (TEX) or Montrose (MTJ) airports.

Sustainability Activity
Join the Telluride Mountain Club

For just $25, you can purchase a membership to the club, whose mission is to advocate safe, accessible, enjoyable and respectful opportunities for human-powered recreational activities.

Insider's Tip
If You Are Driving to Telluride

Be sure to come into town on the San Juan Skyway, named by Travel + Leisure as one of "America's Best Spring Drives" for its million-dollar views.

Day
1
Activity
Rock Climb the Day Away

On your first day visiting town, gain views only those daring enough can. Telluride Adaptive’s expert guidance will have you rock climbing just above the town. Adaptations for amputees, wheelchair users, visually impaired persons and beyond abound through a repertoire of equipment and skilled guides.

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Lunch
La Cocina de Luz

La Cocina de Luz is regional Mexican and Southwestern cuisine, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with whole foods and contemporary influences,…

Activity
Take a Hike

After lunch, explore the opposite end of the legendary box canyon through trails accessible to families and mobility devices on the Idarado Legacy Trail.

Dinner
Allred's Restaurant
Telluride's flagship restaurant at the top of the gondola offers an incredibly unique mountain top dining experience.
Activity
Ride the "G"

Ride the gondola at sunset for spectacular views of the town. Fun Fact: Locals fondly refer to the gondola as the "G."

Lodging
Hotel Madeline Telluride

Hotel Madeline Telluride is nestled in the heart of Mountain Village, just a few feet from the complimentary gondola to Telluride. Its enviable…

Day
2
Breakfast
Black Iron Kitchen + Bar
Here, you’ll gather round signature fire tables to enjoy creative takes on rustic, mountain dining, from smoked beef short ribs to black caraway…
Activity
Go Mountain Biking

Your second day finds you getting introduced to, fitted in and trained on mountain bikes. Whether an upright rider or needing an adaptive cycle, Telluride Adaptive Sports' fleet and guidance get riders of any ability out on Telluride’s newly built alpine flow trails. Whether you're an expert cyclist or a first-time rider, you can enjoy a vast diversity in terrains.

Lunch
Cindybread Artisan Bakery & Deli
Indulge in delicious sandwiches and salads at this local bakery.
Activity
The Himmel Spa
Pamper yourself after a day of adventures on the mountain. Indulge in a Himmel Spa experience with a treatment tailored to your specific requests.
Dinner
Brown Dog Pizza

Come to Brown Dog Pizza and try our award winning Detroit Square Pizza. Our regular customers love the new addition to our menu. The pizza is made…

Activity
Telluride Distilling Company

Each of our hand made spirits uses only the finest ingredients distilled in a unique high altitude environment to provide you with a one of a kind…

Lodging
Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge

Escape to leisure and adventure amid the magnificent San Juan Mountains of Telluride. Located conveniently in the center of Mountain Village, just…

Day
3
Breakfast
The Butcher & Baker Cafe
Our bakery and cafe specializes in handcrafted, fresh and local cuisine. We feature handmade breads and artisan pastries, fresh salads composed of…
Activity
Get Out on the Water

Your third day holds something unexpected in the high alpine setting of the San Juan Mountains. Travel 20 minutes from Telluride, up even higher to 10,000 feet above sea level, and meet your guides who will get you set up on the watercraft of your choosing. From stand-up paddleboards (wheelchair accessible) to kayaks and everything in between. You get to choose how you will float along the glassy mirrored surface of Trout Lake, encircled by snow-clad peaks, more wildflowers, and quaint mining structures and houses.

Lunch
Aemono
Enjoy pizza and locally-sourced foods just off the main Telluride drag.
Activity
Telluride Historical Museum

The building itself was built in 1896 as a hospital for the miners and townspeople of Telluride and the surrounding areas. See an amazing…

Dinner
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Activity
Telluride Brewing
Adventure brought us to these mountains. Friendship made us stay. Community made Telluride our home. These beers brings the best of these to you. …
Lodging
Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge

Escape to leisure and adventure amid the magnificent San Juan Mountains of Telluride. Located conveniently in the center of Mountain Village, just…