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Telluride Mountain Club Summer Events

Our 2024 summer events calendar is a work in progress. Check back often for updates!

Outdoor Gear Drive

Gear Collection | May 17th & 18th at Carhenge Parking lot from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM both days
Gear Distribution | June 29th in Telluride Town Park from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM at the Community Fiesta

We are collecting used outdoor recreation gear that no longer serves you to redistribute to those less fortunate in the community. We will be collecting gear on May 17th & 18th at the Carhenge Parking lot in Telluride during the annual trash/recycling event. Gear will be redistributed for free on June 29th at the Community Fiesta in Telluride Town Park. Our intention with this event is to get outdoor recreation gear in the hands of folks who cannot afford it or don’t have the means to acquire it. We hope this is one small step in helping with access to public lands for more members of the Telluride community.

TMtC Summer BBQ Membership Event

July 25th | 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM

THE event of the summer! We can’t wait to see you in Telluride Town Park on July 25th. We will have food, drinks and music. Check back here for information about ticket purchases. Learn more about this event here: https://www.telluridemountainclub.org/tmtc-summer-bbq-membership-drive/.

Volunteer Trail Work: T-35

July 10th Time TBD

This evening of volunteer trail work will be focused on enhancing and building turns and jumps on the popular mountain biking trail, T-35 in Illium. Grab your friends and help make one of our favorite trails a more exciting place to ride! Check back for more information.

“Hike Into History”

September 7th | 8:00am

Join the Telluride Mountain Club and Telluride Historical Museum for a collaborative event that will highlight one of TMtC’s recently upgraded trails and the history of the local area! This guided hike will provide participants with a deep look into Telluride’s mining history. Check back for more information.


“Mountain Meditation”

September 13th | 8:00am

Join the Telluride Mountain Club’s Trails Director, Jordan Carr, for a morning of mountaintop meditation! We’ll meet at 8:00am for a moderate hike. At the top, Jordan will lead a simple mindfulness meditation before hiking back to town. Trail location to be announced – stay tuned for updates!



2023 Summer Events

2023 Summer Trail Work Days

Trail Work on the T-35 / Sunshine Trail – Help us build optional mountain bike specific features and improve drainage / flow

  • Thursday, August 3 from 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday, August 10 from 5pm to 7pm
  • * Date Change *: Thursday, August 31 from 5pm to 7pm

Outdoor Gear Drive

Gear Collection: May 19 & 20 at Carhenge Parking lot from 10am to 2pm both days
Gear Distribution: June 24th in Telluride Town Park from 1:30pm to 4pm at the Community Fiesta

TMtC Summer BBQ Membership Event

Thursday, July 27 | 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM
Get your ticket today, last year sold out early.


2022 Summer Events

Outdoor Gear Drive

  • Gear Collection: May 20 & 21 at Carhenge Parking lot from 10am to 2pm
  • Gear Distribution: June 5th in Telluride Town Park from 12 to 3pm & June 6 & 7 at location TBD from time TBD

2022 Summer Trail Work Days

  • June 22 from 4pm to 6:30pm – Eider to Mill Connector
  • June 25 from 10am to 1pm – Eider to Mill Connector
  • July 19 from 4pm to 6:30pm – T-35/Sunshine Trail


2021 Summer Events

Trail & Community Cleanup Weekends

Grab your friends, family or coworkers for our community-wide cleanup weekends. Hit your favorite trail, trailhead, campground or wherever you think needs a little love.

  • June 18-20
  • July 9-11
  • July 30-August 1
  • August 6-8
  • August 21 – Mountain Village Cleanup Day


2020 Summer Events

Thursday, August 6 through Sunday, August 9
Community-Wide Trail Cleanup Weekend
Grab your friends, family or coworkers for a community-wide cleanup weekend. Hit your favorite trail, trailhead, campground or wherever you think needs trash pickup and cleaning.

Trash bag and rubber glove pickup:
Thursday through Sunday at the visitor’s center, 9 AM to 5 PM (236 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435)
Friday at the farmers market, 10:30 AM to 3 PM

  • Trash can be dumped at the dumpster provided on the south side of Elk’s Park.
  • Tag your photos with #keeptellurideclean
  • COVID Guidelines:
    • Wear a mask
    • Use rubber gloves when picking up other people’s trash
    • Maintain social distancing with others on the trail
    • Don’t put yourself in unnecessary harm or health dangers to pick up trash

Friday, July 17 – Jud Wiebe Trail

  • Meet: 9 AM at the top of Oak Street at the junction of Tomboy Road
  • Work: Trail bed work on the east side switchbacks of Jud Wiebe Trail
  • Please bring your own snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat, plenty of water, work gloves and rain gear!
  • Volunteers need to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Volunteers need to wear a helmet, if you don’t want to wear the USFS helmet, bring your climbing or mountain bike helmet.
  • You will be required to sign a waiver prior to trail work.
  • COVID protocols: please bring your own mask and your own hand sanitizer! We will work in socially distant groups of ten people or less. Please be prepared to wear your mask. Please do not join trail work if you are sick, experiencing any COVID symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.

Public Trust Film Virtual Screening – FREE
Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20

  • September 18, 2020 @ 9:00AM — September 20, 2020 @ 10:00PM
  • RSVP at https://telluridemountainclub.networkforgood.com/events/23349-tmtc-s-virtual-public-trust-film-screening
  • Join TMtC for a virtual screening of Public Trust film! This film explores how our public lands are facing unprecedented threats from extractive industries. Part love letter, part political exposé, PUBLIC TRUST investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through the examination of three beloved public lands that are particularly at risk—a national monument in the Utah desert, a mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.
  • RSVP for this free event to receive the screening room URL and password. RSVP here.

One Comment

  • Des'Arae Stephens says:

    I’m currently residing in telluride and have worked for the gondola the past two seasons. I would love to volunteer for some trail maintenance work, but how would I sign up? Please let me know, I love to pay it forward through trail work and will work hard to get things done.
    Thank you!
    Des’Arae Stephens.

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