Travelers are voting Rio Grande, Animas River and Dolores River as the best of 9 rivers near Telluride. There are 3 rivers near Montrose a city just 30 km from Telluride and 7 rivers near Durango which is 34 km distant. The most popular of these are Cimarron River near Montrose and San Miguel River in Durango. You can find 74 rivers in Colorado and 3913 rivers in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Colorado is Boulder Creek and Mississippi River is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of rivers near Telluride.