How to Telluride in Summer 2020



 To ensure the safety of our community, local businesses and local government have come together to implement social distancing and safe practices while still keeping Telluride, Telluride! There’s plenty to do and see in our little corner of the San Juan Mountains this summer.  


Telluride has always been known as a foodie destination and that remains true! This is the summer of outside seating, picnics and take out. Grab your favorite truffle fries, a Bloody Mary or burgers from Tomboy Tavern and find a spot on the grassy lawns or picnic tables with daily live music in the Mountain Village core or venture down the gondola to Telluride and experience main street dining like never before! Half of Colorado Ave. has been closed to traffic and outfitted with tables, sanitizing stations and online ordering from the restaurants lining main street. A glass of wine and a good meal with your favorite mountain views is now more possible than ever. 

Allreds Restaurant: 

Telluride’s flagship restaurant at the top of the gondola offers an incredibly unique mountain top dining experience. General Manager Mario Petillo welcomes you into the warmth of Allred’s to enjoy an evening of fine wines, hand crafted cocktails and a memorable dining experience.

Open 5 nights/week, Wed – Sun, from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm until September 26. By reservation only, visit our website to book or call (970) 728-7474.

Tomboy Tavern: 

Open for take out only, 5 days/week, Wed – Sun, from 11:30 am – 8 pm until September 27. Tomboy’s outdoor bar will be open according to this same schedule. You can order take out from Tomboy Tavern online

Or stop by Tomboy to grab your “finish at home kit” of a family style meal all packed up and ready to be warmed up for a fantastic dinner at home. Selections change weekly, call to reserve.

Crazy Elk Pizza: 

Create your own pizza for take out or try our famous cheesy bread. Open for take out only, 5 days/week, Wed – Sun, from 11:30am – 8 pm until September 27. Call (970) 728-7499.

Siam’s Talay Grille: 

Ma will be whipping up her authentic Thai cuisine the way she learned how to make it in Thailand. Enjoy the classics: Pad Thai, curries and more! Grab your take out and spread out in Sunset or Heritage Plaza, or take it back home for a cozy dinner.

Open for take out only, 6 days/week. Mon – Sat. 5 pm – 8 pm until September 27. Call (970) 728-6293.

The Pick: 

Offering customized, hand-rolled, gourmet burritos and bowls for guests and adventurers who are looking for a hearty, delicious, quick breakfast or lunch. 

Our unique centerpiece feature is a wide variety of custom homemade sauces and salsas. Think unusual combos of flavors and textures like Local Honey Sambal Oelek, Orange Soy Crema, Kimchi Salsa, Local Sweet Corn and Peach Chutney, and Tequila-braised Black Olive Sauce. 

Open for take out only, 5 days/week, Wed – Sun, from 8 am – 3 pm until September 27.

Visit for more open restaurant information.

Masks are required in all public businesses and transportation in Telluride and Mountain Village or when in public places and outdoors when you are unable to maintain six feet of physical distance. 


It’s hard to think of anything better than a mountain single track trail and a cool breeze on a summer day. Get outside and take the time to explore the mountains like you never have before. Rent a paddle board and experience a high alpine lake like Alta Lakes from the water, give Telluride Outside a call and try your hand at fly fishing crystal clear rivers, rent a bike from Telluride Sports and hire a guide to up your game at downhill mountain biking at the Telluride Bike Park. The list is endless and the mountains are your playground.

Telluride Bike Park: 

Telluride Bike Park is a completely unique lift-served experience with a variety of interconnected trails (Freeride, Technical & Cross-Country), clinics and guides for all abilities.

The Bike Park is open 4 days/week, Thurs – Sun, from 10 am – 6 pm, until September 27. The ticket windows will be open Thurs – Sun from 9 am – 6 pm. 

Click here to purchase a Bike Park day pass, season pass or renew your pass from last year online

Guiding and coaching will be available:

– Bike Park Essentials (3 hours, $45, Max 4 guests/guide, 10 am and 1:30 pm daily) – for those new to mountain biking, this product introduces them to the equipment and the proper skills necessary to ride the Bike Park for their first time with the goal of riding Tommyknocker once.

– Bike Park Elevated (3 hours, $65, Max 4 guests/guide, 10 am and 1:30 pm daily) – For more experienced riders looking to elevate their Cornering, Dynamic Braking, Bike Control, and Jumping on our Green and Blue Bike Park trails. 

– Private Guide (3 hours, $225, up to 4 guests, start times on the hour 10 am through 3 pm based on availability) – Customizable product based around exactly what the guest is looking to get out of their Bike Park experience, including Cross Country Guiding within the resort boundary.

Book your guide here

The Gondola: Operating everyday 7 am – midnight. Your party or 1 person in each gondola and masks are required to ride.

The following cross country trails are accessible from the Gondola:

  • Ridge Trail (hiking only)
  • Telluride Trail (hiking only)
  • Lift 7 Ridge
  • Camel’s Garden
  • See Forever
  • Sheridan Trail
  • Village Trail

Other trails that are open to the public and accessible from in the Mountain Village area include:

  • Boomerang
  • Meadows Trail
  • Big Billies Trail
  • Jurassic
  • Russell Trail
  • Boulevard Trail
  • Prospect Loop
  • Prospect Trail
  • Wasatch Connection
  • Prospect Loop

For more activities around the Telluride area, visit


The Peaks Resort & Spa: Telluride’s largest hotel, The Peaks Resort & Spa is open and ready to host you with their famous indoor/outdoor pool and incredible views of Wilson and the San Sophia’s towering nearby. The Spa services are limited and by appointment only by calling (970) 728-2590.

Telluride Resort Lodging: The official property management company of Telluride Ski Resort, specializes in the finest vacation rentals in Mountain Village ranging in size from economic studios  to six-bedroom luxury homes. Learn more at

Heritage Apparel, The Resort Store, & Telluride Naturals: Open 5 days/week, Wed. – Sun. 10 am – 5:30 pm until September 27.

Learn more about lodging options in the town of Telluride by visiting