Enjoy plenty of non-motorized winter adventures on groomed trails for cross-country skiing (skate, classic, touring), fat biking and snowshoeing.
Please follow best practices and understand that the groomed trails are put in for forms of winter recreation that requires it for access, such as skate skiing, classic tracks and fat biking. Snowshoers and walkers should stay to the right, off the track, and dogs are not allowed in all locations.
Photo credit: Brett Davis
Trails by Activity
Know Before You Go
Current Winter Trail Conditions
|Trail||Current Conditions||Date Updated||Comments|
|La Plata Canyon||Good||2.18.21||Snow packed for fat biking and cross country skiing|
|Hillcrest Golf Course||Open||2.18.21|
|Purgatory Nordic Center||Good||2.18.21|
|Priest Lake & Trout Lake||Good||2.18.21|
|Silverton Groomed Trails||Good||2.18.21|
|Junction Creek Road||Good||2.18.21|
Find Your Adventure
All Winter Trails
La Plata Canyon
Enjoy fat biking and touring skiing up the groomed County Road. Snowmobiles are allowed on the road but typically it is to access cabins or backcountry terrain. It is an out and back road and does not go through.
Hillcrest Golf Course
The golf course grooms a track for skate and class cross-country skiing when there is enough snow. This in-town 5k track is a community treasure. Due to the fact that it is a golf course, travel across the course and off the track is not permitted. Dogs are not allowed.
Purgatory Nordic Center
Purgatory Nordic Center is groomed for cross country skiing and you must purchase a pass to ski. Dogs are not allowed.
Vallecito Nordic at Vallecito Lake
At Vallecito Nordic you will find approximately 15km of nordic trails groomed for classic and skate skiing along the beautiful shores of Vallecito Reservoir. Ski trails are groomed for only nordic skiing and a separate snowshoe trail starts just below Old Timers campground (our trailhead). No fat bikes or aggressive dogs allowed.
Just past Molas Lake, look for a parking lot on the east side of the highway. It is not groomed but good for touring skiing and snowshoeing.
Silverton Groomed Trails
Silverton groomed ski trails are fantastic for fat biking and cross country skiing (skate and classic), located at Kendall Mountain and Memorial Park.
Boggy Draw has 14 miles of groomed fat bike trails starting at FS Road 527 (Boggy Draw Road). Snowshoers and walkers should stay to the right of the groomed track.
Priest Lake and Trout Lake
Priest Lake and Trout Lake are located 12.5 miles south of Telluride, on the east side of Hwy 145, just past the Materhorn Campground off of Lizard Head Pass. The trail head is at the Forest Service facility about 500 yards past the campground entrance.
These trails feature a variety of interconnected loops over rolling terrain approximately 10 miles north of the top of Lizard Head Pass and are groomed for cross country skiing.
Additionally, there are six nordic skiing areas in the immediate vicinity: Telluride Town Park, the Valley Floor, the golf course in Mountain Village, the top of Chair Ten (TopAten) on the ski area, Trout Lake and Priest Lake. Each offer different terrain, varied lengths of groomed trail and excellent views.
Fat bikes should not be used on trails at Priest or Trout Lake but there are designate multi-use trails on the Valley Floor where mountain bikes may be used. Dogs are not allowed on any groomed trail on the Valley Floor.