Snowmobiles are the best way to explore the hard-to-reach terrain surrounding Telluride, and many tour companies lead daily expeditions into the remote backcountry.
- Much of the terrain surrounding Telluride is ideal for snowmobile travel because of heavy snow and vast plateaus.
- Lizard Head Pass is the most popular snowmobile pass because of heavy snowfall and rolling terrain.
- Guided tours depart Telluride everyday.
The vastness of the San Juan range can be hard to fathom when travelling by car, foot or skis because in winter much of the terrain is all but impassable. That’s unless you’re travelling by snowmobile. The vehicles are the vehicles of choice when exploring the expansive mountain plateaus surrounding Telluride. And who doesn’t like revving up the engine and blowing through neck-deep champagne powder?
Where to go Snowmobiling
Lizard Head Pass
The Lizard Head area receives more snow than neighboring plateaus and is made up of rolling hills, steep ridgelines and open glades. Sound inviting? This is the most popular snowmobile playground in the area for good reason. Parking is found at the summit of the pass south of Telluride on Highway 145.
Guided Tours & Rentals
Check the individuals and businesses in this category to find experienced and knowledgeable guides that can both educate you and entertain you about the region’s spectacular scenery and history.
- American Council of Snowmobile Associations
The American Council of Snowmobile Associations is an organization of other snowmobile organizations, designed to unite the community and keep every snowmobiler up to date on safety, rules and regulations, and other snowmobile resources.