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Navigation in the Wild Before the GPS

Snowshoe with The Telluride Adventure Center

When you’re looking for activities to enjoy a day off the mountain in Telluride this winter, Telluride Adventure Center is your one-stop-shop for winter adventures.

The Adventure Center is located on the Gondola Plaza, where the two gondolas converge in Mountain Village, and is open seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm. Some popular events that the Adventure Center hosts includes snowmobiling, heli-skiing, cat skiing, ice climbing, bungee trampoline adventures, and many more opportunities for the kids. For more information on each of these activities, you can stop in, call (970) 728-7433 or email .

A highlight this winter at The Adventure Center is the Historic Snowshoe Tour. Beginning for the season this Saturday, January 21st, enjoy a snowshoe excursion on the “Navigation in the Wild Before the GPS.” These tours will entertain, teach, and challenge the whole family. Our expert naturalist snowshoe guides will lead you through a winter wonderland, as you search for signs of wildlife and learn about our surrounding trees, geology, history, climate and captivating natural world.

Dalen Stevens with Guests











Dalen Stevens, a guide at the Adventure Center, is one of the reasons this snowshoeing experience is so special. Sponsored by the Telluride Historic Museum , these trips give light to Telluride’s expansive history while enjoying a tour of the outdoors led by Stevens. Having first visited Telluride in the 1950’s, Stevens’ family went on jeep tours to Telluride from where his hometown of Bayfield, CO. After he and his wife bought property on Hastings Mesa, just outside of Telluride, he’s been hooked on the San Juan Mountains. His knowledge and insight is what makes these adventures a great option for those looking for a different way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter. Each tour is catered to the attendees so you’ll never take the same tour twice, making each snowshoe adventure unique and exciting.

This trip will bring forth your sense of exploration and adventure while you meander from the yurts on Sunshine Express (Lift 10) and find yourself trekking through the forest on a quiet outing with your family and friends. On your snowshoe hike, you will learn from Stevens and other experienced guides the history of peak and river names among other great facts about Telluride and the history of the surrounding area.

Typically, group trips are for ages 16 and older. However, to bring the whole family, you can book a private tour for all ages and have your trip catered to you and your group specifically. You can challenge yourself if you’re in search of a great workout or you can relax and enjoy the sights see up in the mountains.

To book a snowshoeing trip you can visit the Adventure Center website , and be sure to check out their Facebook Page for more information.

And if you haven’t booked your trip to Telluride yet to explore all that it has to offer other than skiing, The Peaks Resort & Spa , Telluride's only ski-in/ski-out and golf-in/golf-out resort, is a short, free gondola ride away from the historic Town of Telluride, or explore all of Telluride's lodging options and our trip planning guide .