For guests using air travel to get to Telluride, most choose to fly into Montrose/Telluride Airport (MTJ). This modern airport has direct service from 8 major cities including Atlanta, Newark, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles plus daily service from Dallas, Houston and Denver throughout the winter. United, Delta, American Airlines and Allegiant are the airlines that service MTJ.
Details on flights can be found here.
Telluride is located in southwest Colorado between Durango and Montrose.
From Montrose, a 75 minute drive will take you over the scenic Dallas Divide, and through the small historic towns of Ridgway and Placerville.
From Duragno, the drive is about 2 hours. You'll drive through ancient native american lands before you follow the Dolores river to Lizard Head Pass and the historic mining town of Rico, CO.
Detailed driving directions to Telluride and Mountain Village can be found here.
When you arrive in Montrose, shuttle service is available with a 66-mile, scenic drive to Telluride (approximately 75 minutes). If you arrive at the Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), shuttles are available along with many hotels offering complimentary pickup.
Rental cars are available at both airports, but a car is not necessary. Read below for more information on getting around.
Complete shuttle & ground transportation information can be found here.
The destination is made up of two locations - the Town of Telluride and the Town of Mountain Village. The destination is very "walker friendly" since the two towns are connected by a free, pedestrian gondola that runs from 7am to midnight. Once you arrive here you’ll find that most lodging is ski-in/ski-out or just a short walk to the slopes. Plus, the shopping and dining of both Telluride and Mountain Village are in close proximity to lodging. Many guests find that having a rental car is not necessary in Telluride.
If you don’t want to walk about town, a free shuttle service is available as well.
Details on getting around the destination can be found here.
Some guest to the destination arrive via car. Most choose to park their car at their lodging location for the duration of their visit. If parking is not available at a lodging location, there are 9 public parking options across the destination.