There are few greater thrills in this world than slashing through fresh powder amid towering, snow-capped mountains, frosty pines, and jaw-dropping wildlife on a speedy snowmobile. While Telluride, CO, is known to most as an idyllic skiing and snowboarding hub, guests are always surprised to discover a seemingly neverending snowmobiler’s winter playground within minutes of our Victorian mining town. As you might imagine, snowmobiling in Colorado is a dreamlike experience for thrillseekers and nature enthusiasts alike—especially when the trees are sheening from fresh overnight hoarfrost or when you rumble past a curious pack of lynx. And the best place to start and finish each day of adventure, exploration, and tranquility is inside one of the premier Accommodations in Telluride.
The Best Snowmobile Tours in Colorado
The fact of the matter is that Telluride is just a short sled run from some of the best snowmobiling in Colorado in locations such as Dunton Hot Springs, Alta’s ghost town, and Beaver Park. Before Googling “snowmobile rental near me,” visit Telluride Outside or Telluride Outfitters, and browse through each of their unique tours. Little to no prior experience is required for most tours, including a trek to the aforementioned Dunton Hot Springs, a utopian (and eerie) destination in the heart of the rocky, snow-capped San Juan Mountains. Each half and full-day excursion is a nonstop thrill ride in one of North America’s most biodiverse regions. Rates start at just $195 per rider. But, because couples only cost $295 per duo, we highly recommend carving through San Juan’s fresh, pearly-white snow together on one machine.
Backcountry Snowmobiling in Colorado
When guests ask our concierge team about the “best places” to snowmobile in Colorado, we typically steer them in the direction of Dolores or Montrose. Several of the prettiest groomed snowmobile trails in Colorado rest in these two gorgeous regions, both of which are approximately an hour’s drive from Telluride. But, of course, there’s also a ceaseless wilderness just steps from our Telluride luxury rentals—and remember to meticulously plan your backcountry journey before departure. It’s always a good idea to bring along a local expert who knows the region like the back of their hand.
Quintessential Telluride Lodging
After a full day of skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling in Colorado, retire to one of the top-rated Telluride vacation rentals for a warm, homecooked meal, a soothing hot tub soak, and stories of the day’s triumphs with an ice-cold beverage in hand. Accommodations in Telluride has the largest collection of vacation condos, homes, and ranches in the region, many of which rest in the city’s center. While we’re exceedingly passionate about Southwest Colorado snowmobile trips, don’t forget to read up about Telluride’s many winter activities, high-end restaurants, and ample snowshoeing locales. The skiing and snowboarding season is days away, so don’t forget to give us a call today at 970-728-4831 to book that long-overdue escape into the jaw-dropping Rocky Mountains!