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Telluride Parks & Recreation

If you’re looking for a break any time of year, the four-seasons fun of Telluride is calling. From winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing to warm-weather activities like hiking and water sports, you’ll find something to fill your time no matter what your interests are or what time of year you need to get away. If you came to Telluride but still aren’t sure what you want to do, the Telluride Parks and Rec Department can help you with some suggestions.

Town Park

The best and easiest place to go when you’re at a loss of what to do during your Telluride vacation is to head to Telluride Town Park. The 36 acres of land is a beautifully landscaped public park and festival grounds. Activities at the park include ball fields, river trails, ice rinks, Nordic winter trails, greenscape areas, “pocket parks,” tennis courts, and campgrounds. The park is decked out in holiday décor at certain times as well. Before setting out for activities including the ball fields or tennis courts, make sure there are no reservations needed.

Winter Trails

The Town of Telluride maintains a myriad of winter trails for public use. These include groomed Nordic trails, groomed and ungroomed “shared use” trails, and groomed biking, snowshoeing, and walking trails. There is a trail map available. No trail or loop is longer than two miles. Make sure to follow posted rules, such as staying off re-vegetation areas and keeping dogs leashed and only within areas where they are allowed. Before setting off, make sure the trail you intend to use is open and safe.

Town of Telluride

The Town of Telluride itself is an attraction. In 1961, the U.S. Department of the Interior named the Town of Telluride as a National Landmark District. This designation is assigned to towns or areas deemed to be “nationally significant and exemplify events that shaped our national history.” The highlighted “period of significance” in Telluride history is 1878-1913. You can walk the streets of Telluride and see many of the historic landmarks from this time, including Town Hall, the town’s first school that was converted into town hall after a new school was built, the railroad depot, and more.

Parks and Rec Fun in Telluride

While you may love to spend time in Telluride for it’s more well-known activities, the Telluride Parks and Rec Department offers you even more. When planning your Telluride trip, don’t forget to book a vacation rental with Vacation Telluride. For a small family or sweetheart getaway, choose a cozy one-bedroom. For larger groups or families, we have units as large as five bedrooms! Enjoy preparing a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen or stretch out and relax in a private bedroom or open living space after a day of fun.

Contact us today to start planning your fun Telluride adventure!

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