Maps & Travel Information

Flying to Telluride

Flights are available to the region directly into Telluride or nearby Montrose, Durango, Cortez, and Grand Junction. Five different carriers service the airports, and there are nine non-stop destinations: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco/Oakland and Phoenix. International airports in Denver, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque are a scenic six to seven-hour drive away as well.

Telluride Regional Airport is approximately 15 minutes from Telluride and/or Mountain Village and is North America's highest commercial airport. At 9,070 feet above sea level, the airport offers picturesque views of the San Juan mountains. And now - getting to Telluride has never been easier. Direct and connecting air service is provided by Great Lakes Airlines and U.S. Airways Express through Denver and Phoenix. For more information, contact them directly at 970.728.5313.

Ground transportation is available from all airports. If you are not sure about the status of your flight, please contact the airline at least 3 hours prior.

For private pilots, the Telluride Regional Airport is a fixed base operator that can provide fuel and maintenance. For Air Charter services in the region, please click here for a list of Charter Service providers in the area. 

Driving to Telluride

Telluride is centrally located in southwestern Colorado, along the scenic San Juan Skyway. A perfect base camp for adventures, Telluride is easily accessible from a variety of locations.

  • Albuquerque, NM - 320 miles 
  • Aspen, CO - 203 miles
  • Cortez, CO - 75 miles
  • Colorado Springs, CO - 296 miles
  • Denver, CO - 330 miles
  • Durango, CO - 125 miles
  • Grand Junction, CO - 127 miles
  • Gunnison, CO - 125 miles
  • Flagstaff, AZ - 341 miles
  • Las Vegas, NV - 585 miles
  • Moab, UT - 130 miles
  • Montrose, CO - 67 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ - 485 miles
  • Salt Lake City, UT - 366 miles
  • Santa Fe, NM - 280 miles

For current road conditions, call 877.315.7623 or go to www.cotrip.org

Travel in Telluride

Everything in Telluride is within walking distance, so there is no need for a car. Telluride and Mountain Village both offer ground transportation, as well as a free gondola system to move between the two communities. This free gondola is the most convenient and scenic way to travel between Telluride and Mountain Village. The Gondola runs from 7 a.m. - 1 a.m. Thursday, 7 a.m. - 2 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. - midnight on Sunday of the festival.

Transportation within Telluride:
  • Free Shuttles: Galloping Goose shuttle buses run every 20 minutes between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. during the festival weekend. Stops are located every few blocks throughout Telluride. 
Transportation within Mountain Village:
  • Free shuttles run throughout Mountain Village every half hour
  • Dial-A-Ride is available daily to guests in Mountain Village between 7 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. during summer and winter. Call 970.728.8888 for information or visit the town's website.

Parking is available in both Telluride and Mountain Village. We encourage guests to park and take advantage of the free gondola to travel between the two towns.


For more festival information, visit our FAQ page

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