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Best trails in Telluride

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Looking for a great trail near Telluride, Colorado? AllTrails has 43 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Ridgway State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bear Creek Preserve or American Flats Wilderness Area. Ready for some activity? There are 21 moderate trails in Telluride ranging from 0.6 to 143 miles and from 8,677 to 12,263 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Telluride
Top trails (43)
#1 - Bear Creek Trail
Bear Creek Preserve
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Bear Creek Trail is one of the most popular hiking and biking trails in Uncompahgre National Forest. The trailhead is located at the end of South Pine Street in downtown Telluride and leads to a sceniShow more
#2 - Bridal Veil Falls Trail
Telluride, Colorado
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
Great views along the way but the trail is really a 4x4 road so cars and bikes will be passing you along the way. The view is lovely once you reach the top but it’s more of a destination hike.Show more
#3 - Hope Lake Trail
Lizard Head Wilderness
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
Hope Lake Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and isShow more
#4 - Mount Sneffels via Yankee Boy Basin
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
This road can be hiked or driven on 4WD trucks/dirbikes. If you have a 2WD car, it may be best to park at the trailhead indicated on this page. If you have a 4WD vehicle, you can get as far up the roaShow more
#5 - Bridal Veil Falls to Blue Lake
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
Park at the top of Bridal Veil Falls and begin walking the road past the falls and up towards Bridal Veil Basin. It's about 3 miles one way. There is some interesting old mine equipment all around theShow more
#6 - Jud Wiebe Memorial Trail
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Jud Wiebe Memorial Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#7 - Sneffels Highline and Deep Creek Loop
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 8 h 27 m
Sneffels Highline and Deep Creek Loop is a 14.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used Show more
#8 - Bridal Veil Falls via Bridal Veil Creek Trail
Telluride, Colorado
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 48 m
Bridal Veil Falls via Bridal Veil Creek Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarShow more
#9 - Cornet Creek Falls Hike
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 27 m
This is another 'out-n-back' hike & the trailhead is right next to downtown.  It is a short, but steep hike, probably only 1/2 mile each way once you get to the trailhead.  The waterfall is nestled amShow more
#10 - See Forever Trail
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Note: Parking is not available at the trailhead. Visitors can park in town and take the free gondola up, or park at the parking garage in Mountain Village (free) and access the trailhead via the free Show more
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