"I had a great experience and I thought Telluride Outside handled all the parts -- initial communication, reservation, day-of greeting, transportation and the guide service -- in professional fashion. Right down to John Duncan slipping a 25-cent parking permit under my vehicle wiper for the few minutes I parked in front of your shop. Steve, our guide, was very helpful in his instruction and I found him very knowledgable about the back country we rode around and through. Thanks for a great day. I'd recommend Telluride Outside without hesitation." -- Mike Madigan, March 2013
"We had such a blast snowmobiling with Roy. This was our first time trying this sport and WOW SO FUN! Roy was the best guide and so very knowledgeable about the mountains, he would stop at key locations and teach us about the surroundings. It was more than just a fun snowmobiling trip, it was a history lesson. We had snow ball fights and felt very safe. Thank you for providing such a fun safe sport and thank you for giving us Roy!" -- Kelly and Kourtney Boone, March 2013
"We had a great time on our Dunton Hot Springs all day trip. You were great with the reservations and the flexibility to get picked up down valley. Roy was an awesome guide and quickly picked up on everyone's snowmobile abilities to provide the perfect amount of cruising and breaks on our long trip to Dunton. All in all, it was the perfect change from skiing on our four day trip and a highlight for all of the guys. We will definitely be back for a snowmobile trip with Telluride Outside!" -- Tucker Magid, February 2013
"I was a first-time snowmobiler on Telluride Outside's full day Dunton Hot Springs tour. The trip was fantastic, the scenery just incredible. This is terrain that you just won't see unless you get on a snowmobile. The food at Dunton was outstanding and the overall experience truly first class. It was an unforgettable day of snowmobiling." -- Scott Brown, February 2013
"We did a full day tour with guide Roy Perkovich. It was awesome. It was perfect. We have snowmobiled all over the West, including Yellowstone, but nothing else compares to this tour. I cannot recommend this highly enough and would suggest it to anyone who visits Telluride. We saw some great country and incredible vistas, and also spent some time in the "the white room." Roy is the single greatest guide I have ever had. He is personable, easy to talk to, very friendly and down to earth. He did a great job of conducting the tour to our interests and ability level."
-- John Babich, February 2013
"My family took a guided Jeep tour with your company on the 18th of July this year. The afternoon tour up to Tomboy and over the pass was guided by Richard. As someone who also works in the hospitality industry I wanted to send you a note to say how well the tour was organized and how well Richard did as a guide. From the very beginning even as we were picked up and started heading out of town, we were made to feel welcomed and engaged. Richard did a wonderful job building excitement for what we were going to see as well as keeping us entertained and informed about what we were seeing along the way. Since this trip included my two kids (11 and 13 years old), entertainment was key as well as interesting information to hold their interest!
The trip was filled with incredible views of the amazing scenery around Telluride as well as wonderful stories about the history of the area and the many sites we saw along the way. The time was filled with great facts, stories, amazing views and photo moments. Richard was a delight and facilitated great discussion with the adults and kids in the jeep equally. The trip brought the rich history of the area to life and very much made you appreciate Telluride, its history, and the amazing scenery even more. Overall, the trip is one of the more memorable things we have done as a family on vacation.
Thanks for a great tour and a great set of memories. We will certainly be booking with you again next time we come to Telluride and will be recommending you to anyone we know coming to visit your great town." -- Gordon Gurnik, July 2012
"I just wanted to let you know how much fun I had on the Black Bear Pass tour, 7-19-12. Our tour guide was Roger and he was wonderful, he made the magnificent views even better. His knowledge of the area and the stories he told were great and even at the peaks and rough terrain he made us feel very safe. I have done some pretty exciting things but that tour definitely made it to the top of my list The roads, passes and the top of the falls I will never forget." -- Michelle Kelly, July 2012
"Just finished a great Jeep tour with Roma. He was engaging, informative and really entertaining. Your fortunate to have him him and I will absolutely recommend your company, and specifically Roma, to friends and family who plan to visit your beautiful town." -- Steve Taylor, June 2012
"Hey - just wanted to let you know we had an awesome time on the 4WD tour up to Tomboy and Imogen Pass with Richard! He was an excellent guide and the views were unreal. We had perfect weather and almost had the mountain to ourselves! I'll definitely be calling Telluride Outside next time I'm in town and recommending your services to everyone else in the meantime. Thanks again!" -- Ryan Pett, June 2012
"Outstanding fly fishing! Our guide, Kris [Knackendoffel] was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We caught fish!! We will definitely come back -- soon!!" -- Dale Mitchell and Debra Day, June 2012
"My son Emery and I had an awesome time fly fishing with Ashley last week during our family vacation in Telluride. She was very patient with a new angler and got my son interested in doing some more fishing back here in Connecticut on the Farmington River. Please let her know we appreciated all her help on making the day a success for both of us. Her efforts and patience were outstanding! We will definitely be back." -- Jim Mazo, Middlefield, CT, July 2012
"Telluride Outside continues to be the preeminent outfitter in CO for us and the only shop we recommend to friends." -- John Smeck, July 2012
"I just wanted to let you know that I fished with Brian Conlin on Sunday along with my friend Michael Warner and had a fantastic time. Brian was not only knowledgeable about where to catch fish, but also a great teacher on how to hook and land them. He was also very patient and good-natured even when I blew setting hooks on some big fish. We had some good laughs and it was like spending the day with another friend.
I plan on visiting Telluride again soon and look forward to fishing with Brian again. I will also recommend him and your shop to others. Thank you for the great experience." -- Peter Moglia, July 2012
Mountain Bike Tours
"Our guides, Simon and Asa, were just fun, conversational, and very knowledgeable folks---really enjoyable to be with for the morning. Our driver, Matt, likewise, was a very pleasant person and provided snacks and refreshments during our ride breaks. Second, the equipment---bikes, helmets, warm and weather proof clothing were in excellent condition and appreciated. The team was extremely well prepared for anything----bike adjustments, weather and clothing adjustments, minor medical needs, etc.---all to make sure that the ride was comfortable and enjoyable--GREAT attitudes—checking in with each of us early on to make sure our bikes and equipment were functional and comfortable. Third, the ride was gorgeous, filled with history of the area and trail provided by Simon, which made the morning more than a bike ride. Also, the trip was as advertised—mileage, downhill %, difficulty factor—no surprises. Last, but not least, from the start and throughout the ride it was very clear that our safety was first and foremost to our guides. We were well briefed and reminded throughout the ride of what we needed to know to have a safe and enjoyable ride. -- John Smeck, July 2012
"I wanted to thank you for offering the photography tour of Telluride and the surrounding area. It proved to be one of the best guided adventures I have taken as a traveler. I visit Telluride often and was looking for something new to try and stumbled upon Telluride Outside's photography tour. It was truly a unique and educational experience. I recently purchased a Canon SLR camera and was a beginner to say the least. My tour guide was Mark Gudmans and I was impressed with his photography experience, patience with a beginner and teaching skills. By the end of the tour I had really advanced my knowledge of photography. More importantly, I was inspired to continue the learning process.
Since my tour was on the second day of a 7 day trip, the experience benefited the rest of my family's vacation and I expect it will pay dividends on many special occasions in the future." -- Mike Dufrene July, 2012