There is so much to love about Telluride. From the tremendous mountain peaks to the enchanting small-town atmosphere, you’ll fall in love as soon as you touch ground. One of the main reasons people return to Telluride is the glorious natural setting. It abounds from every nook and cranny and showcases just how beautiful every season is in the wonderful state. Whether you stay in the Town of Telluride or Mountain Village, you’re sure to find the perfect view right outside your door. When it comes to parks, the state of Colorado is basically your playground. There is always something to admire—whether it’s a national or neighborhood park. Below we list some of the best parks to visit around Telluride so that we can help you on your journey.
Telluride Town Park
Here you’ll find 36 acres of year-round entertainment for the whole family—pets included! There’s a playground for toddlers, fishing pond, jungle gyms with lots of slides and climbing features, and even an open pool. If you have sports enthusiasts in the family, there are also basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts as well. Plus, if you didn’t pack the necessities for certain actives, such as ice skates or tennis rackets, rentals are available.
Telluride Park ＃1: Bear Creek Falls
Though it is technically a hiking trail, it also doubles as a park. The trailhead is accessible right in the center of Telluride, so a family hike has never been easier! It’s two and a half miles full of breathtaking falls and mountain scenery. Stop and wade in the water or indulge in a picnic in the shade. It’s a great way to get out and experience a glimpse of Telluride’s natural parks.
The Valley Floor boasts three miles of conservation lands for you and your family to explore. It’s absolutely glorious in the summer and fall, showcasing the diverse wildlife, plant life, and wetlands. Head here for hiking, cycling, or cross-country skiing in the winter. We love visiting this park in the early morning so we can really take in nature’s immeasurable beauty. It’s an incredibly calming atmosphere.
Down Valley Park
This park is perfect for days where you need a little sunshine—there’s a lake for lazy summer beach days, baseball fields, pavilions for picnics, and so much more. Many people bring their children here for climbing structures, large slides, numerous swings, and plenty of space to run and play. It’s a wonderful place for a relaxing day outdoors.
Mesa Verde National Park
A short day trip from Telluride, this national park is an absolute beauty and gives you a wonderful opportunity to take in the state’s beauty. Just 84 miles from Telluride, Mesa Verde has been named the world’s “#1 Historic Monument Destination.” Go on a few hikes and explore the beauty and history of the area. Make Telluride your starting point for a breathtaking journey through Colorado. To make the most of your trip, stay at one of our beautiful Telluride, CO, cabin rentals. The Fox Farm Retreat is nestled right in the San Sophias—from here, it will be easy to head off to some of the best parks around town. You’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime!