Best Running in Telluride

Looking for the best running in Telluride? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Telluride. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

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  • Hike to Cornet Creek Falls

    Only 5 minutes from the center of Telluride, Cornet Creek Falls is the perfect hike for those seeking a serene mountain escape without having to go far away from the center of all the action.From town, head up North Aspen Street towards the Jud Wi...

  • Hike to Bear Creek Falls in Telluride

    The trail begins at the south end of Pine Street in Telluride, and proceeds 2.5 miles up the Bear Creek Canyon trail with an elevation gain of about 1,000'.Be sure to stay to the left at the divide with the Wasatch Trail.At the waterfall there is ...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike to Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride

    Park at the Pandora Mill just east of Telluride and lace up your footwear of choice. At 1.2 miles to the base of the falls with 850 feet of gain, this can make for a great thigh burning hike or run. The trail is a gravel road that eventually pas...

    2.4 miles 850 ft gain

  • Camp at Alta Lakes

    Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website.From the Mountain Village near Telluride, drive south on CO 145 toward Lizard Head pass. A few miles before you reach the turnoff for Ophir, th...

  • Drive Ophir Pass

    Ophir Pass (el. 11,114’), officially known as Forest Service Road #630, is one of the easiest of the high alpine trails in the San Juan mountains, but still can provide trouble to the inexperienced or when bad weather is present, particularly on t...

    8 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Running to Grizzly Bear Mine

    Bear Creek Trail, which leads to Grizzly Mine, is located just 2 miles outside of Ouray, Colorado on Highway 550 immediately following the first tunnel. There's two parking lots, a large one and a small one, the trail leads from the small parking ...

  • Hike to Upper Ice Lake

    From the Ice Lakes trailhead begin hiking through a meadow that quickly enters the forest and begins to climb. The trail will climb ~1,600 feet in the next two miles. As the trail climbs there is a scenic waterfall just over .5 miles, it is worth ...

    7.5 miles 2430 ft gain

  • Explore Lower Cascade Falls

    Located within the picturesque town of Ouray, Colorado, Cascade Falls is what most city parks strive to be. This park and amazing waterfall are located on the edge of town along the longer 5+ mile Perimeter Trail and provides a place for picnics, ...

    0.5 miles

  • Camp at Little Molas Lake

    Little Molas Lake Campground is about 1 mile off of US Highway 550 on Molas Pass just North of and on the other side of the highway from the Molas Overlook. Pro-tip: there is also another campground nearby called Molas Lake Park & Campground, ...

    1 miles 40 ft gain

  • Hike the Colorado Trail: Little Molas Lake to Lime Creek

    To hike this section of the Colorado Trail, you'll begin from the Little Molas Lake Campground at around 10,895-ft. Little Molas Lake Campground is about 1 mile off of US Highway 550 on Molas Pass just North of and on the other side of the highway...

    10 miles 755 ft gain

  • Hike the Jones and Dutch Creek Loop

    The Jones Creek and Dutch Creek Loop is a 9.7 mile trail in the San Juan National Forest, just outside of Durango, Colorado. The trail features beautiful wild flowers and scenic forest views. The trail is open to hikers, mountain bikers, and runne...

    9.7 miles 1624 ft gain

  • Hike the Falls Creek Loop

    The Falls Creek Loop is a 4.1 mile trail in the San Juan National Forest, just outside of Durango, Colorado. Lots of side trails jut out from the main trail, and it is easy to lose your way. Take the middle trail at the first split, and keep follo...

    4.1 miles 393 ft gain