Although the Telluride Ski Resort has delayed their opening by a week until 12/3, there are still plenty of exciting outdoor adventures in and around the Telluride area this Thanksgiving.
Here is a list of the OSG’s favorite activities:
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES
From skate skiing to sledding, the Telluride Nordic Association has something for everyone, located in our own backyard.
Enjoy year-round bike riding in Telluride with big tire bike rides. Cruise the Valley Floor or get a great cardio workout by climbing up Bear Creek. You can request half-day or full-day fat tire bike rentals or tours.
Experience the Unparalleled beauty of nature through the adventures of flight.
For those looking for an experience that is truly remarkable, BigFoot Aviation can plan any type of adventure: from a one-hour scenic flight, a round of golf in Moab or a boat tour of Lake Powell. BigFoot Aviation has the expertise to make your trip safe, fun and exciting.
Ultimate Moab Adventure Package – Guests will take a sunset jeep or you-drive UTV tour on their first evening. The following morning, guests will set out for a Canyonlands & Arches air tour, followed by an afternoon scenic raft trip floating on the Colorado River.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch offers experiences that embrace the pioneering spirit of the early homesteaders while honoring and preserving the pristine landscapes for future generations. Here, guests are invited to participate in real, authentic ranch adventures from horseback riding, fly-fishing, and cross-country skiing, to fat tire mountain biking, zip lining, and more on over 6,500 acres of Rocky Mountain wilderness.
Located in Montrose, the CornerStone Club offers an array of recreational activities, as well as, historical and cultural destinations nearby. From golfing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, and 4 wheeling – you name it, they got it. There is no “off-season” and the sun shines almost 300 days every year. Flip flops, running shoes, hiking boots and snow shoes – there is plenty of use for all of them.
The WETA mission is to promote non-motorized recreation in the West Ends of San Miguel and Montrose Counties, plus the southwestern portion of Mesa County, all in the State of Colorado. They have inventoried over 30 trails in these areas that cater to a multitude of activities and ability levels. Discover biking, hiking, trail running, photo opportunities, and much more!
MTB Project is a free, crowd-sourced database that provides cyclists with access to maps, guides, photos, user ratings, GPS tracks, and detailed descriptions with over 486 recommended routes and 3,259 trails in Colorado, including the Shamrock Trail – a nearby 4.2 mile singletrack trail located in the Paradox Valley.
Discover a place where wonder, adventure and relaxation meet, creating a flawless Colorado luxury resort vacation. Nestled in the Palisades of Western Colorado, you’ll be surrounded by nature’s most impressive creations at Gateway Canyons. Create your perfect weekend: scale the peaks, go horseback riding, unearth dinosaur bones, pamper yourself in the spa, dine under a chandelier of brilliant stars. An endless amount of outdoor adventures awaits.
Just across the mountain from Telluride, Dunton Hot Springs is a romantic 1800’s ghost town set in an extraordinary alpine valley offering a variety of day and overnight resort packages.
CampV is a historic boutique camp that combines art, history, architecture, design, outdoor recreation and unique spaces to bring together rural communities and inspire connections.
Brickhouse 737 is a gathering place that focuses on community, farm-fresh ingredients, hospitality & travel-inspired dishes. The concept was created by Ouray locals Hans Vanderploeg & Chef/ Co-Owner Cory Sargent who work with local farms, dairies and ranchers to provide contemporary American cuisine that is both creative and approachable.
Nestled in the San Juan Mountains in the heart of Ouray, Colorado, the Imogene provides the perfect blend of luxury & history. Originally serving as a saloon and brothel, the building underwent an extensive restoration in 2020 and now offers six unique hotel rooms that feature the work of local artists as well as the building’s extraordinary history. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views from the rooftop bar, enjoy a roaring fire in the historic lobby, or relax in the custom-built wood stove sauna. Imogene promises to deliver an experience you won’t forget.
People come from all around the world to visit Ouray Colorado and to experience what makes it great. Whether it’s ice climbing, world-class Jeeping or hiking in the San Juan Mountains, Ouray Colorado is a true mountain gem. At the Ouray Brewery, they are happy to be a small part of each visitor’s experience, providing great beers, great food and unparalleled rooftop views.
Orvis Hot Springs is your destination for relaxation in Ridgway, Colorado. You are invited to the clothing-optional, natural hot springs resort at the base of the San Juan Mountains, just down the road from Ouray and Telluride, where you’ll enjoy fresh mountain air and spectacular scenery while soaking in the ten unique pools and ponds.
Visit Arches to discover a landscape of contrasting colors, land forms, and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches and hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive rock fins, and giant balanced rocks. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets. A day of hiking in Arches is guaranteed fun!
Milt’s is Moab’s oldest restaurant. It was first opened in September of 1954, by Milt Galbraith. Much of Milt’s remains the same as it did in 1954. Milt’s is still known for its delicious burgers and refreshing malts.
The Desert Bistro is an upscale venue plating adventurous Southwestern cuisine in an intimate setting with a wine cellar.
Hoodoo Moab, Curio Collection by Hilton features a great location with modern meets Western décor. Guests enjoy our onsite restaurant and bar, heated outdoor and a full-service spa.
Lastly, if hunting or fly fishing is your thing – please reach out to the OSG Team. We would love to join you on the adventure!
However you choose to spend the Holiday in Telluride — Happy Thanksgiving from