- The list below includes 48 free or cheap things to do in or near Telluride, Colorado, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Arts Centers, Off Road & ATV and Movie Theaters.
- From Telluride/Mountain Village gondola to Bear Creek Falls, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Telluride and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ouray, Ridgway and Silverton.
Trail Town Still is a local distillery which specializes in a variety of locally produced home-made spirits including vodka, rum, whisky, gin as well as beer schnapps and apple brandy which are available seasonally.
The Ridgway Railroad Museum contains display kiosks of the region's railroad history, railroad lanterns, and model cases in its interior exhibit area. The location also maintains a restored caboose and an old motor vehicle.
Deb's Livery offers guided mountain trail rides on gentle, well-conditioned horses. A family-focused livery, Deb's offers 'buddy seats' so that small children can safely ride with parents. The rides offer scenic woodland views.
The westernmost state park of Colorado, Ridgway State Park consists of a reservoir which provides scenic views of Cimmaron mountain range and comprises of an extensive network of hiking trails. Visitors can also enjoy a number of outdoors activities here including fishing, camping, ice climbing and more.