A perfect day at The Observatory

Canoeing (we have canoes and paddles)
Mountain Biking
Wildlife watching




Another Perfect Day

Cross Country Skiing
Downhill Skiing
Backcountry Skiing
Ice Skating
Snowman/Snow fort Building
Wildlife watching

Custom Adventure

The San Juan Outdoor School

The Observatory and our adventure partners can customize a memorable adventure. The San Juan Outdoor School is a fully insured USDA Forest Service permitted outfitter in the Uncompahgre and San Juan National Forests and has been a premier source for mountain adventures in Telluride since 1981. Plan your outdoor adventure with The Observatory as base camp, and spend your days on a guided backcountry unforgettable combination. Please see for information...the possibilities are endless!


Call us (970) 239 - 0027       The Observatory at Alta Lakes, LLC, P.O. Box 2372, Telluride, CO 81435        Email:

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