Fun Activities in Telluride During the Summer

For many people, when they think of a stunning mountain town, Telluride tops the list. Known to be a Top 10 Ski Resort, Telluride receives many accolades.  Most guests don’t know about the numerous summer activities in Telluride, Colorado. Nestled in the splendor of the San Juan Mountains and enjoying an average high of 71 degrees, Telluride offers a perfect setting for enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, rafting, golfing, fly fishing, 4WD tours and outdoor events and activities with world-renown festivals almost every weekend. If you have children Telluride has numerous camps and scheduled adventures for all ages.


Telluride – Colorado’s Festival Capital, is big on summer fun and entertainment so if you’re a music and/or festival fan, the question of what to do in the summer in Telluride can be answered easily, Telluride has something for everyone!

The month of July offers great activities for summer time enjoyment with live music, movies under the stars, a sunset concert series, Art and Architecture Weekend, Shakespeare in the Park, and the Ride Festival, offering superb lineups, exhilarating performances, and a breathtaking location. For those who like to get physical, there’s Telluride’s exhilarating Via Ferrata and the Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race.

August won’t disappoint you, with the Chamber Music Festival, Jazz Festival, Mushroom Festival, and world-famous Telluride Film Festival, drawing film enthusiasts from around the world to this beautiful mountain paradise. Put this one on your calendar for next year, this event sells out a year in advance. You will find masters of their craft, guest speakers, informal meet and greets, as well as film screenings. If you come out for the Film Festival, there will also be additional free events throughout the weekend at both the Town Park and Elks Park!

September hosts Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and Festival of Cars and Colors.  Speaking of colors…When is Gold Season?  The time to head to the mountains and see the most beautiful array of gold, red and orange colors when the aspen trees start telling us Fall is upon us and winter is around the corner.

When you visit Telluride, take advantage of the amenities available at Telluride vacation rentals like spacious decks, luxurious hot tubs, and walking distance from those amazing mountain hiking trails. Make your reservation today or give us a call at (970) 728-7049 with any questions. We look forward to Welcoming You To Telluride!