Telluride as a ski resort and stunning mountain town provides excitement and adventure year-round for all types of people with varied interests. Telluride’s the hidden gem of Colorado, but Allegiant Air is one of the groups working to make it easier for Coloradans to explore the area. The airline company will begin serving from Denver International Airport (DEN) to the Telluride /Montrose (MTJ) airport this coming winter, just in time for the La Nina season.
While the drive is beautiful and always a fun adventure, it’s sometimes wonderful to fly so you can get here faster. Now, with the help of Allegiant and the Colorado Flights Alliance, the western slope will be more accessible at a lower cost as well. One-way fares with Allegiant on the route will run as low as $44.
“The new Denver to Telluride/Montrose service on Allegiant is a game-changer, providing a low cost option for Western Slope residents to access Denver and Colorado’s main airline hub and, with the new commuter rail to Denver, a fast, easy option for Denver skiers to get to the legendary slopes of Telluride,” said Colorado Flights’ COO Matt Skinner.
To make this announcement even better, Allegiant launched a “Christmas in July” sweepstakes to award 12 lucky winners seats on the inaugural flight between Telluride/Montrose and Denver for themselves and a guest. You can visit facebook.com/allegiant to enter for a chance to win! What a way to launch your winter season.
Don’t live in Denver? No problem. Colorado Flights provides non-stop service from Chicago (ORD), Newark (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA), Atlanta (ATL), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), and San Francisco (SFO) as well, giving Telluride/Montrose (MTJ direct flights from nine major hubs.
After landing at MTJ, there are plenty of ways to travel through the mountains into Telluride. You can rent a car to give yourself plenty of flexibility throughout your visit but once you arrive in Telluride, you won’t need a car unless you plan to explore the surrounding areas, mountain passes, or backroads. If you would prefer to leave a car out of it, take a shuttle with Telluride Express or have luxury transport service with Mountain Limo. If you’re looking for ways to get into town, take a look at our ground transportation guide for more information.
While you’re here be sure to stay at the perfect condo, hotel, or vacation rental. Looking for something specific? Take a look at our lodging guide to find the perfect fit for your visit with friends, family vacation or even staycation. While you’re here, be sure to stay on top of everything that’s going on in and around Telluride with our events calendar. Whether looking for concerts, dining specials, holiday celebrations, town events, or festivals, there’s always something out-of-the-ordinary to do during your visit to make it one to remember.
Photo Credit: Brett Schreckengost