Preconference

Begin your risk-taking adventure early with the following preconference arrangements available in Telluride prior to R-Squared. Contact local representatives to register.

Painting from Within

Take a risk and express yourself in new ways. Ah Haa School for the Arts will help cultivate your creative spirit. This painting class will be a space for unearthing and expressing your inner landscape. The environment we provide is relaxed, supportive and fun! This session is appropriate for anyone with a desire to paint from a deep place, whether a newbie or an experienced artist.

  • Capacity: 3-12
  • Time: 1:30 pm - 5:30pm
  • Cost: $150

Ah Haa School for the Arts
300 South Townsend Avenue
Telluride, CO 81435
Contact: Jodi Pounds, Executive Director
Phone: 970-728-3886
Fax: 970-728-9709
info@ahhaa.org
http://www.ahhaa.org/


Fly Fishing

Telluride is one of the finest fly-fishing destinations in the country. We fish three major rivers in the Telluride area - the San Miguel, Dolores and Uncompahgre - as well as several local lakes and alpine creeks. Our guides are excellent instructors, and we enjoy teaching the sport at all levels of the game. Top-quality rental equipment is available for guests who need gear, including Scott and Sage fly rods, Ross reels and Simms breathable waders.

  • Capacity: 10-70+ (1 group up to 45 guests, or two groups if 70+)
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Cost: $205 per person*, includes full rental package, license, flies and gratuity

*Pricing note: These are group prices, all-inclusive, assuming 10 or more participants per activity. Reservations and cancellations: A $25 per guest deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations are not accepted within seven days for group reservations, and we do not cancel for weather.

Telluride Outside / Telluride Angler
Phone: 800-831-6230
Contact: John Duncan, 970-728-3895
fun@tellurideoutside.com
www.tellurideoutside.com


4WD Tours

Telluride Outside offers half-day 4WD tours in Telluride's magnificent San Juan Mountains. Our most popular trip is the Imogene Pass/Tomboy tour (half or full day), which climbs to over 13,100 feet and passes through the famous mining ghost town of Tomboy. Our knowledgeable guides do a great job sharing Telluride's colorful mining history. We drive in beautiful new vehicles converted with special seating canopies for maximum comfort, safety and optimal viewing.

  • Capacity: 10-60 guests
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Cost: $85 per person*, includes gratuity

*Pricing note: These are group prices, all-inclusive, assuming 10 or more participants per activity. Reservations and cancellations: A $25 per guest deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations are not accepted within seven days for group reservations, and we do not cancel for weather.

Telluride Outside / Telluride Angler
Phone: 800-831-6230
Contact: John Duncan, 970-728-3895
fun@tellurideoutside.com
www.tellurideoutside.com


Mountain Bike Tours

Telluride Outside offers a half-day trip for mountain bikers of any ability. Our most popular tour is a 17-mile downhill ride on the Galloping Goose Trail. It's a great ride, beginning at over 10,000 feet, winding around two sub-alpine lakes and descending into the beautiful South Fork Valley of the San Miguel River. The Galloping Goose is a beginner-intermediate trail, long enough to entertain advanced riders but easy enough for novice riders.

  • Capacity: 10-48 guests (two groups if more than 24 guests)
  • Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $99.00 per person*, includes mountain bike, transportation, helmet, snacks, drinks and gratuity

*Pricing note: These are group prices, all-inclusive, assuming 10 or more participants per activity. Reservations and cancellations: A $25 per guest deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations are not accepted within seven days for group reservations, and we do not cancel for weather.

Telluride Outside / Telluride Angler
Phone: 800-831-6230
Contact: John Duncan, 970-728-3895
fun@tellurideoutside.com
www.tellurideoutside.com


Photography Tours

Telluride through the lens of the beholder - soaring peaks, alpenglow, waterfalls, wildflowers, aspens, historic ghost towns, rivers, canyons, wildlife and people. Telluride's appeal encompasses all of Southwest Colorado and an inexhaustible range of subjects. We tour from downtown Telluride to the highest mountain passes in America, the most famous historic mining camps in Colorado, the forests of aspen and fields of wildflowers. We also photograph Black Canyon National Park, the San Miguel, Dolores and Uncompahgre rivers, herds of elk, soaring birds of prey and the trout that swim in our streams.

On each trip, we stop at length to photograph key elements of the landscape and other points of interest. Our photographer familiarizes guests with each site and provides coaching for optimizing the photography opportunity. Beginners are welcome.

  • Capacity: n/a
  • Sunrise tour times: approx. 5:00 am - 10:00 am spring, summer, fall
    approx. 6:00 am - 10:30 am winter months
  • Sunset tour times: approx. 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm spring, summer, fall
    approx. 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm winter
  • Cost: Half day sunrise or sunset: $295/one guest*, $450/2guests + $225/additional guest. Price includes: guide, transportation and gratuity. Guests need to bring their own cameras and tripods, if they have them. Tripods may be borrowed with a little advance notice.

*Pricing note: These are group prices, all-inclusive, assuming 10 or more participants per activity. Reservations and cancellations: A $25 per guest deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations are not accepted within seven days for group reservations, and we do not cancel for weather.

Telluride Outside / Telluride Angler
Phone: 800-831-6230
Contact: John Duncan, 970-728-3895
fun@tellurideoutside.com
www.tellurideoutside.com


Play in a Day

Join local theatre artist Sasha Cucciniello to create a play in a day. Sasha will lead the group in choosing a theme, characters, and lead them through simple playwriting exercises to put a story on stage. At the end of the day the group (or part of the group) will perform the piece. This session is appropriate for anyone who loves theatre, wants to try their hand at acting or playwriting.

  • Number of students: 3-10
  • Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $50

Telluride Theatre
970-369-5675
Contact: Sasha Cucciniello, Artistic Director
sasha@telluridetheatre.org
http://www.telluridetheatre.org/


The Rock And Roll Academy® Camp Rock

Experience playing in a rock and roll band! The unique, supportive atmosphere of the Rock and Roll Academy encourages you to take risks as you come together to play guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and vocals with new friends. Develop teamwork skills as you rely on your bandmates, gain confidence as you discover and develop your music abilities and apply them with your band. Experience the risk and reward of a live performance - as you and your band rise to the occasion!

From no experience to very experienced, bands of six musicians will be formed, learn two songs, and give a live performance. Lead facilitator Mark Galbo has 31 years' experience empowering people through music. This is a truly unique opportunity to overcome fears, learn valuable skills, have fun, and perform live with a band.

The RRA will provide instruments, or bring your own if you wish. Contact Mark at mark@rockandrollacademy.com to register, indicate instrument and experience, and schedule follow-up phone call with Mark.

  • Number of students: 6
  • Time: Sunday morning (8:30-12:30) or afternoon (12:30-4:30) session
  • All groups come together for a jam session at 4:30-5:30
  • Cost: $350

The Rock and Roll Academy®
Phone: (970) 728-1186
Contact: Mark Galbo, Founder & CEO
mark@rockandrollacademy.com
http://rockandrollacademy.com


High-Ropes Course

San Juan Outdoor School's half-day, high-ropes, team-building initiative ends in an exhilarating canyon traverse. The view from the rope bridge as you pull yourself across offers a close-up perspective of the power of nature in a waterfall canyon near Telluride. Enjoy a beautiful hike and views of waterfalls on this adventure.

  • Capacity: 8-10 people
  • Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $90

San Juan Outdoor School
1-866-FUN-TRIDE (386-8743)
Contact: Tara Butson, Operation Director
tara@tellurideadventures.com
www.tellurideadventures.com


Extreme Climbing: Via Ferrata Trail

San Juan Outdoor School takes you into one of our region's most beautiful areas - a climb along the Via Ferrata - with amazing views of Bridal Veil Falls. Via Ferrata means "Road of Iron" in Italian. In climbing, the term Via Ferrata refers to an exposed route with additions like ladders or cables. Telluride's proximity to beautiful mountains enables you to experience wild places and be back in town for your next adventure. Climbing gear provided.

  • Capacity: 8-10 people
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $90

San Juan Outdoor School
1-866-FUN-TRIDE (386-8743)
Contact: Tara Butson, Operation Director
tara@tellurideadventures.com
www.tellurideadventures.com


Rock Climbing

San Juan Outdoor School's half-day trips introduce you to the fundamentals of rock climbing. You are able to enjoy a complete rock climbing experience in a short period of time. Perfect for new or infrequent climbers, or an adventure for the whole family. Top rope, climbing gear provided.

  • Capacity: 8-10 people
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $90

San Juan Outdoor School
1-866-FUN-TRIDE (386-8743)
Contact: Tara Butson, Operation Director
tara@tellurideadventures.com
www.tellurideadventures.com