Telluride Colorado

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Getting here

Telluride is located in the northern San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. We are stashed among the highest concentration of 13 and 14 thousand foot peaks in North America providing astonishing beauty and endless adventures. Come and see for yourself our jagged peaks and legendary terrain, it’s not as hard to get to as you might think…

Regional Airports

Telluride Regional Airport (TEX)
5.6 mi to Telluride
Fact: Located at an altitude of 9,070 feet above sea level, Telluride Regional Airport is the highest commercial airport in North America.

Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)
67.5 mi to Telluride

Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
133 mi to Telluride

Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO)
124 mi to Telluride

Cortez Municipal Airport (CTZ)
80.9 mi to Telluride

Drive Distances

Driving from Denver, Colorado
330 miles to Telluride

Driving from Albuquerque, New Mexico
287miles Telluride

Driving from Salt Lake City, Utah
406 miles to Telluride

Driving from Phoenix, Arizona
486 miles 

Getting around

No need for a car in Telluride as everything is within walking distance. Just eight blocks wide by 12 blocks long the total area of town is less than one mile. However, for those who wish to rest their weary legs after a long day on the slopes, Telluride offers free shuttle service on the Galloping Goose. Staying in Mountain Village? Enjoy a scenic ride on Telluride’s FREE Gondola, and arrive at your location via Mountain Village’s complimentary Dial-a-Ride service.

The Gondola

The road is less traveled here in Telluride thanks to the Gondola, the most innovative transportation system found in the country. Running daily from 7 a.m.-Midnight, the FREE 13-minute ride is Telluride’s version of public transportation, eliminating the 20 minute drive between Telluride and Mountain Village. Free for foot passengers all day long, skiers who use the gondola to access the mountain need a lift ticket to exit at the top, Station St. Sophia.

  • Owned, operated, and maintained by the Town of Mountain Village.
  • Opened December 20, 1996
  • Operating Dates: May 22, 2014 to October 19, 2014 | November 21, 2014 to April 5, 2015
  • Operating Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Station Locations : Town Hall Plaza in Mountain Village, Mountain Village Center (two stations), Oak Street Plaza in Telluride

More information about Telluride's Gondola can be found here.

Galloping Goose

Telluride’s free shuttle service, the Galloping Goose, is a fixed route transportation system funded jointly by the Town of Telluride and San Miguel County through a yearly intergovernmental agreement. It loops thru town about every 12 minutes, 365 days a year, stopping at most intersections and busy corners.

Schedule and Routes - Click here 

History - Click here

Dial-a-Ride

Through a contract with Mountain Limo, the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) offers a fleet of suburbans as a form of free transportation to residents and visitors throughout town limits. Gratuity is recommended

Operating Hours: Seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Operating Dates: May 22 to October 19. In some instances Dial-A-Ride hours are extended in conjunction with extended gondola hours; refer to the Mountain Village event calendar for details.

To use Dial-a-Ride:

Dial 970.728.8888 and provide your pickup location, your destination, and number of people in your party.

Mountain Limo mandates a three-minute wait time at drop-off, if roundtrip service is requested.

To report a Dial-A-Ride problem, call 970.728.1904 extension 1 to reach TMVOA

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