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Telluride Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
66% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,779' 542 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 10,542' 3,213 m
Low: 8,763' 2,671 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

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Trail shared by Trisha Cofield

A great trail to get the views of Telluride and surrounding peaks.

Trisha Cofield

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Steep and unrelenting, this would be a tough run, though many choose to embark on it.

Description

This trail can be taken upward towards the gondola or can also be used to descend from the gondola. All in all, this trail is a steady climb on what is a ski run in the winter. Telluride Trail is a series of switchbacks that take you up and across the Telluride side of the ski mountain. It is very likely that you may spot a porcupine along your journey, as many of the prickly critters call the area home.

If you are ascending from town, expect a steady and somewhat challenging journey up that will get your blood pumping. Many people chose to run up to the top, and then take the gondola down, but you are able to navigate down on foot if you're looking for a longer trek.

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Aug 3, 2018
Matthew Mientka
2.4mi
Jun 23, 2018
Nicole LaFlamme
2.4mi
Jul 2, 2017
Melanie Moore
May 28, 2017
Christopher Harrington
Some snow but in good shape!

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  4.0 from 5 votes

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Entry into aspen forest, just beyond Allred's Restaurant and top of Gondola, go left here.
Jun 9, 2016 near Mountai…, CO
Trailhead at the top of the Gondola St. Sophia Station, overlooking town.
Jun 9, 2016 near Mountai…, CO
Trailhead in Telluride
Jun 1, 2016 near Telluride, CO
Telluride Trail Gondola Trailhead
Jun 1, 2016 near Mountai…, CO

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