: Summer in Telluride - Madeline Hotel & Residences

Telluride Summer Activities

What separates Madeline apart from other Telluride hotels? We live for cultural experiences, exhilarating adventures, inspiring vistas, and raised heart rates. With access to some of the world's best recreation, we're a crew of explorers, seekers, and enthusiasts constantly chasing the next thrill and helping our guests exceed their own ambitions and aspirations. There are plenty of summer activities to get outdoors and enjoy the many natural wonders of Telluride.


  • Enjoy exclusive rates at Telluride Golf Course
  • Play 18 holes surrounded by 14,000ft mountains
  • Swing long on 6,574 yards of par-70 course
  • Gather friends and family for a fun outing
  • Know where you are in GPS equipped carts
  • Let our concierge plan all the details


  • Test yourself on Colorado’s wild trout streams
  • Fish for Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook Trout
  • Discover world-class fishing 30 minutes away
  • Rent a rod and reel or attend a casting clinic
  • Allow us to arrange a trip on private waters
  • Take the kids to Mountain Village’s stocked pond


  • Tackle rugged Ski Mountain trails
  • Rent a bike and ride all-level alpine trails
  • Tour historic sites along Lizard Head Pass
  • Explore the Telluride valley and alpine lakes
  • Plan a guided trip to backcountry trails
  • Head back on the free gondola after your ride

Spectacular HIKING

  • Hike among alpine wildlife and wildflowers
  • Soak up rushing waterfalls and mountain air
  • Tour historic sites on a half day guided hike
  • Ride the gondola to the Nature Center for a tour
  • Summit 14ers, Telluride boasts 4 14,000ft peaks
  • Hike to a scenic spot and watch the sunset


  • Make a splash on a white water excursion
  • Raft the San Juan and Dolores Rivers
  • Test your skills on Black Canyon of the Gunnison
  • Let an expert guide take you on an adventure
  • Explore calm alpine lakes in a kayak or canoe
  • Catch some rays on a stand up paddle board

Discover Telluride’s Riches HISTORIC TOURS

  • Get the scoop at Telluride Historical Museum
  • Study Ute Indian life before miners struck gold
  • Trace Butch Cassidy's steps to his bank robbery
  • Explore the historic Opera House or see a show
  • Ride in style on a guided Segway tour
  • Take a 4x4 up Imogene Pass to 1900’s mining towns


Telluride Lodging Deals

STAY A WEEK Stay A Week & Save 30%

Enjoy 30% off when you stay seven nights in the luxurious one to four-bedroom Residences or the hotel guestrooms. The Residences are fully equipped vacation rentals with access to the world-class resort amenities reserved for Residence Owners and guests of Madeline.



FAMILY FRIENDLYSummer Activities


With many festival offerings heading into their third decade, Telluride’s festivals have evolved and grown, and inspire visitors to make the journey year after year. In the summer months alone, Telluride plays host to over 30 festivals. For many families, Telluride's festival season has created a new family tradition in the warmer months.


Best in Show

Kids aren't the only ones in heaven in Telluride; some locals claim that Telluride boasts more dogs than people. Summer festivals are pet-friendly, and canine companions are invited to participate in many holiday parades.

Gondola Rides

The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular, 13-minute ride on a free gondola—the first and only free public transportation system of its kind in the United States. Once you discover this unique mountain mode of travel, you'll find a front row seat to view Mother Nature from 10,500 feet.

Wildlife Viewing

Elk herds and mule deer can be sighted from the golf course and grazing on the valley floor. Lynx, bobcats, black bear and mountain lions stay in the backcountry and are occasionally spotted from the gondola.

Horseback Riding

Experience the real Wild West on a horseback riding adventure at Roudy’s Stables. Located on a high mesa with jaw-dropping views of the Telluride valley and snow-covered peaks, Roudy offers daily guided trail rides.

National Parks and Scenic Byways

Some of the nation’s most spectacular National Parks are within two hours of Telluride, including Mesa Verde in Cortez and Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Montrose. Canyon of the Ancients National Monument and Hovenweep ruins are located near Dolores. The San Juan Skyway and Unaweep Tabeguache Byways are outstanding routes with remarkable scenery, historic and geologic sites.

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