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7 Aug 2019

There’s so much to see and do in Telluride that it may get a tad overwhelming for visitors. If that’s the case, don’t worry—there are plenty of guided tours that will take you out to experience the best of the best. We’ve laid out some of the most noteworthy Telluride guided tours and trips. Get ready to experience the immeasurable natural beauty that the small town has to offer—you won’t want to miss it!

Mild to Wild

Family-owned and operated, Mild to Wild specializes in rafting, jeep, and sight-seeing tours in Southwest Colorado. For more than 25 years, they’ve been gifting people the opportunity to see the most beautiful areas of Telluride. Whether you want the adrenaline rush of whitewater rafting or the glorious immersion into Telluride’s past via a jeep, Mild to Wild has what you need.

Mountain Trip

Mountain Trip is one of the best guide operators out there. Starting at Denali, they’ve since moved on to guiding the ‘Seven Summits’—the highest peaks around the world. In Telluride, Mountain Trip is the only guide service allowed in the Ouray Ice Park. Additionally, they’re the only American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) certified guide service in Telluride for high alpine trekking, rock and ice climbing, backcountry skiing, and more.Back country skiing in Telluride

San Juan Huts

Since 1987, San Juan Huts has maintained 16 huts and the trails. They strive to provide guests with an activity-based wilderness experience back in the remote locations of Telluride as to leave little impact on nature. Choose from biking, hiking, or skiing, and then take off on a wonderful backcountry tour.

Circle K Ranch

If it’s been your dream to ride horseback in the mountains, then you’ll want Circle K Ranch to be your guide. For thirty years, Circle K Ranch has focused on providing people with a place to foster a meaningful connection with those most important to them. They offer family-oriented western dude ranch vacation and high-country horseback riding. A lot of their rides include lunch on the trail, beautiful sites, and great conversation.Horseback riding in Telluride


Residing in Telluride since 1997, Bootdoctors has been the place people go for some of the best boot fittings in the world. Apart from this service, they also offer some incredible guided tours for outdoor lovers. There’s whitewater rafting in the San Miguel River, mountain biking adventures through the Southern San Juan mountains, stand up paddleboarding adventures in Trout Lake or Alta Lakes, and more. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have the adventure of a lifetime.

Telluride Horseback Adventures

Take a ride with Telluride’s personal cowboy, Roudy Roudebush. He’s been taking people on trail rides for over 40 years. You’ll experience the beauty of nature and hear a magnificent story or two along the way. There’s one and two-hour rides or you can opt for a private ride for a more intimate excursion. If you decide to visit in the winter, Roudy also offers various sleigh rides.

Telluride Outside

One of the most well-known guide services in the area, Telluride Outside offers six different outdoor adventures: 4-WD tours, snowmobile tours, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, stand up paddleboarding, and photography tours. They strive to share their love of the mountains and all of the endless beauty of Telluride. Showcasing the best in the area, you won’t want to miss a tour with this group.Group white water rafting in Telluride

Although 64% of Americans plan an annual summer weekend getaway, no matter what time of year you’re looking to travel, these guided tours will show you the beauty of Colorado. Book your stay at one of Exceptional Stays’ Telluride, CO, rentals—get up close and personal with the breathtaking nature of the area while keeping luxury at the forefront. Check out our luxury vacation rental properties!