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San Miguel River

Telluride, CO
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Telluride
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Located below the scenic Bridal Veil Falls.
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I walked along this hiking path which follows the San Miguel River. This was a nice outing on one of the days that we did not ski. Many other people were out enjoying the trail as well. Some people were walking their dogs. I am a bird watcher and found several interesting birds in and around the river including American... More

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Cedaredge, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The San Miguel follows the highway for miles on the way to Telluride. It is a popular fly fishing stream, and has spectacular colors in the fall.

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Grapevine, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A great spot to stroll along the river with dogs &/or kids to enjoy the incredible views! Easy access to restaurants, shops & pubs on the side streets.

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Woodbine, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

You can follow the river on one side that is a park trail. There are wildflowers and wildlife everywhere and beautiful mountain views. The river leads to some falls which are worth the hike to see. Occasionally there are bear sitings

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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The trail along the river (properly named River Trail) is very popular in Telluride. No wonder - because it's pretty, flat, and wide enough for everybody - hikers, bikers, strollers, kids, dogs, everybody. The water is very cold but that doesn't stop kids from having a lot of fun tubing down the river.

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Villa Hills, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Wonderful laid-back river that flows straight through the heart of Telluride. Offers many places to go tubing, or just get the dog wet. But when we were there, the river was too low for doing much, thanks to Colorado's drought conditions this year. I'm sure it will be lovely come Spring!! Very accessible from just about anywhere in downtown Telluride.

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Telluride, CO.
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Our family has three kids and it turned out that their favorite part of the visit was tubing down the river that flows right through town, the San Miguel. The water is cold and is almost all rapids but isn't deep so the kidos can float without much danger as the parents follow along on the walking trail that parallels... More

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Zachary LA
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Since we were close by the river, we frequently used the groomed hiking path running alongside the San Mig to move around town. The sound of running water, lush undergrowth, and interesting houses to look at made each walk along the river quite nice.

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Centerton, Arkansas
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28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We walked and biked the trails that go along the river both ways. Either way you go it is beautiful. Going toward the falls is more uphill and going out of town is flatter- easier to bike!

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Dallas, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Very peaceful to take a walk along the river. You will share your walk with bikers and dog walkers as well so it is a really nice experience. It is low this season due to the drought but still very pretty.

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