Telluride for Families
Collected by Kathryn O'Shea-Evans , AFAR Local Expert
Beyond skiing and snowboarding, there’s plenty for kids to love about Telluride. The mountain town offers fun for the entire family, from art classes and rock-climbing lessons to hiking trails, hidden waterfalls, and more.
300 S Townsend St, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
There’s something about screen-saver-worthy natural beauty that makes us want to pick up a paint brush, and we’re not alone—Ah Haa School for the Arts feels it, too. Thankfully, the school’s private and group classes in...
Bear Creek Falls Trail, Colorado 81426, USA
For a simple day hike suitable for the whole family, head to the end of South Pine Street in Telluride and jump onto the Bear Creek Trail, a 2.5-mile path that leads to a jaw-dropping waterfall. The popular trail is as easygoing as the Telluride...
Box Canyon Rd, Ouray, CO 81427, USA
About an hour’s drive from Telluride, Box Canyon Falls Park is totally worth the schlep, especially for its 285-foot Canyon Creek waterfall that plunges down a limestone slot canyon. That the waterfall is accessible by a hair-raising...
Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Misty waterfalls are like unicorns in the landlocked, high-and-dry state of Colorado. This particular one is a dead-ringer for its namesake, as it cascades over and down sheer vertical cliffs, looking as delicate as nuptial lace. At 365 feet high,...
123 S Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
If shredding the gnar on the slopes isn’t enough for your kids, they can shred the gnar in town at The Drop Boardshop, a subterranean board shop and print lab with its own “sick ramp.” Sign them up for the shop’s single-day...
Coonskin Ridge Lane, Mountain Village, CO 81435, USA
At the summer-only St. Sophia Nature Center, you can deep-dive into the backstories of local flora and fauna from the top of Coonskin Ridge. Families flock here to pet animal pelts, identify wildflowers on alpine hikes, and even attend mini-camps...
725 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
If searching for fairies by unicorn, rock-climbing at local crags, or becoming a Nature Ninja (donning a ninja outfit to learn about bats, foxes, and even praying mantis) are your kid’s idea of a good time, then Telluride Academy...
220 E Colorado Ave #217, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Horse-drawn sleighs are typically the stuff of Hallmark movies but, in Telluride, they’re as real as the mountains out your window. Set on a 1920s ranch owned by a Spanish family, Telluride Sleighs & Wagons offers sleigh rides through...
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