Nordic skiing is one of the many sports offered around Telluride not to mention, getting out on the track will give you one of the best outdoor aerobic workouts. If you haven’t tried Nordic skiing before, the Telluride Adventure Center can get you set up with all the equipment you need. In addition, they can provide lessons, guided tours, or advice on the areas to explore to get outside and experience picturesque trails and breathtaking sights.
If you are looking to explore on your own, some popular trails can be found in Telluride Town Park and on the Valley Floor. Both are groomed for skate and classic skiing while offering spectacular views of the Box Canyon. You can also explore the Top-A-Ten Snowshoe and Nordic Area near the top of Sunshine Express (Lift 10). Accessible from the ski area, this area has incredible views of Palmyra Peak and Prospect Bowl.
Another option, especially if you’re looking to get a bit further into the wilderness, is to head to Priest Lake, Trout Lake or Lizard Head Pass. All three wilderness areas offer expansive views complimented by the peace and quiet that comes with cross country skiing.
Regardless of where you choose to cross country ski, you’re sure to get a great work out and see views that will leave you awestruck.