Summer Activities

Summer in Telluride, with its host of outdoor activities, festivals and other cultural events, is our favorite season. Spend some time with us deep in the San Juan Mountains, breathing in our crisp mountain air and basking in our beautiful Colorado sunshine. Partake in our hiking, biking or fly fishing, have a relaxing dinner at one of our many dining and drinking establishments or stroll down historic Main Street perusing our shops and galleries.  There is no better basecamp location than Hotel Columbia, which is in town and on the river.

Please contact the hotel at 970-728-0660 or so we can help you plan something truly special.


Situated at the end of a magical box canyon, located high in the San Juan Mountain, offers a plethora of Telluride hiking opportunities. Surrounded by millions of acres of national forest, BLM and preserved wilderness area it is no surprise that hiking is the most popular summer activity in Telluride. To inquire about specific Telluride […]


Telluride fishing features some of the top fly fishing streams in the Rocky Mountains. Choose from the San Miguel, Dolores, Uncompahgre or Gunnison Rivers for the ultimate fly fishing experience with breathtaking views to match. For additional information, please visit: Telluride Outside – Fly Fishing The Hotel Columbia is located just steps away from the […]


During the summer months the mountains that Telluride is famous for are transformed into a world-class Telluride mountain biking and road biking destination. Throughout the Telluride area, countless miles of trails are maintained providing many options for all ability levels of mountain bike riders. The roads around southwest Colorado combine beautiful scenery with challenging rides […]

White Water Rafting

During the historic mining days of Telluride, snow was considered a burden by the miners. Today as a world-class ski resort, the snow Telluride receives is considered ‘white gold’. Each spring this snow begins to melt and the area’s rivers come alive! The Hotel Columbia is located just steps away from the free flowing San […]

Horseback Riding

Surrounded by millions of acres of national forest, BLM and preserved wilderness area, the natural beauty makes it the ideal place to enjoy Telluride horseback riding. Rich in history and lure, horseback riding in the historic Telluride region is the ultimate Wild West experience with breathtaking views to match. The Hotel Columbia is the perfect […]


Constructed in 1992, Telluride is home to the distinctive Telluride Golf Course. This par 71 course offers 18 holes of golf spread over 6,739 yards surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain scenery the country has to offer. Playing at one of the highest alpine golf courses in the country (9,300 feet) is sure […]

Rock Climbing

The San Juan Mountains that surround Telluride exhibit a wide range of ecological characteristics. These characteristics combined with the beautiful scenery of the region provide the ideal setting for rock climbing and mountaineering. The Hotel Columbia is the perfect home base for your next Telluride rock climbing or mountaineering adventure. Conveniently located a short distance […]

4×4 Jeep Tours

Telluride’s rich mining history combined with the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains makes a trip into Telluride’s high country one that will not soon be forgotten. Traveling into these mountains will show you Telluride as you have never seen before! The Hotel Columbia is the perfect home base for the best of Telluride Tours, […]

Fat Bike Adventure Tours

Want to try the latest trend? Join a fatbike tour and ride across the valley floor through snow, mud and the San Miguel River. Sometimes it’s fun to enjoy yourself like a kid!  If you take the brewery tour you will finish the tour at Telluride Brewery and be treated to a taste of the […]

SUP Boarding

The latest activity to gain popularity in Telluride is Stand Up Paddle boarding. Whether you choose to paddle the river or head to one of the surrounding lakes, you will certainly be surrounded by gorgeous scenery. The easiest route on the river is to enter the river near the Shandoka parking lot off Mahoney Drive. […]

We look forward to helping you have the best Telluride vacation possible. Contact us today for more information and reserve a room or suite at our Telluride luxury hotel today.