The San Miguel follows the highway for miles on the way to Telluride. It is a popular fly fishing stream, and has spectacular colors in the fall.
You can follow the river on one side that is a park trail. There are wildflowers and wildlife everywhere and beautiful mountain views. The river leads to some falls which are worth the hike to see. Occasionally there are bear sitings
The trail along the river (properly named River Trail) is very popular in Telluride. No wonder - because it's pretty, flat, and wide enough for everybody - hikers, bikers, strollers, kids, dogs, everybody. The water is very cold but that doesn't stop kids from having a lot of fun tubing down the river.
Wonderful laid-back river that flows straight through the heart of Telluride. Offers many places to go tubing, or just get the dog wet. But when we were there, the river was too low for doing much, thanks to Colorado's drought conditions this year. I'm sure it will be lovely come Spring!! Very accessible from just about anywhere in downtown Telluride.
Our family has three kids and it turned out that their favorite part of the visit was tubing down the river that flows right through town, the San Miguel. The water is cold and is almost all rapids but isn't deep so the kidos can float without much danger as the parents follow along on the walking trail that parallels... More
Since we were close by the river, we frequently used the groomed hiking path running alongside the San Mig to move around town. The sound of running water, lush undergrowth, and interesting houses to look at made each walk along the river quite nice.
We walked and biked the trails that go along the river both ways. Either way you go it is beautiful. Going toward the falls is more uphill and going out of town is flatter- easier to bike!
Very peaceful to take a walk along the river. You will share your walk with bikers and dog walkers as well so it is a really nice experience. It is low this season due to the drought but still very pretty.
I love, love Switzerland, so comparing Telluride favorably is saying a lot! I ran several mornings along the trail, from the gondola down to the end of the path by the waterfall, and also biked the opposite direction (Valley Floor path). Both ways were gorgeous! The path is also a wonderful place for a good walk & talk. Don't miss... More
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