Greyhound bus is now available in Telluride!
Telluride may be "off the beaten path" but now thanks to improved air service, it's easier than ever to get to. Telluride boasts air access on five major airlines from six hub cities around the nation: American from Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago, Continental from Houston and Newark, United and Great Lakes from Denver and America West from Phoenix. This increased service provides visitors a greater variety of carrier options, easier coast-to-coast connections, more flexibility in departure times and improved fares. Telluride is just a hop-skip-and-jump away thanks to American Airlines non-stop, Saturday jet service from Chicago to Montrose, Colo. In addition, Telluride is more accessible for west coast connections with United Airlines new weekend jet service from Denver. Telluride has also increased the number of seats available on Saturday enabling more guests to travel on peak days.
Guests flying to the Telluride Ski Resort are offered two destination options; Montrose or Telluride. The Montrose Regional Airport is a scenic 65 miles from the Ski Resort and accessible via nonstop jet service from Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Newark and Denver, or prop service from Denver. Guests also have the luxury of flying directly to the Telluride Regional Airport, just six miles from town, through Denver or Phoenix.
Map of Town here
American Airlines: (800) 433-7300
America West Airlines: (800) 235-9292
Continental Airlines: (800) 525-0280
Great Lakes Aviation: (800) 554-5111
United Airlines: (800) 241-6522
No Need for a Car
No need for a car in Telluride as everything is walking distance in a town just eight blocks wide, 12 blocks long. However, for guests who wish to rest their legs after a long day, Telluride offers free shuttle service on the Galloping Goose from the gondola's Station Telluride. The Galloping Goose loops through town in 12-minute intervals stopping on every corner. Mountain Village offers a fleet of luxury Dial-A-Ride Suburbans and Minivans to transport guests anywhere in the Village. Guests can call directly (970-728-8888) or ask their concierge to make arrangements.
Shuttle service from airports to town
- Telluride Express - 888-212-Taxi (8294) or 970-728-6000
- Alpine Luxury Limo (888) 212-TAXI (8294) or (970) 728-6000
- Mountain Limo - (970)-728-9606
There are several camping areas nearby. This is however during the rainy season - great for mushrooms, not great for camping.Sunshine Campground has a beautiful view of Mt. Wilson and the campground in town part is very close to all of our events:
Alpine Lodging oversees hundreds of spaces, condos, rooms, etc., and they can usually get you a great deal on a space: http://www.alpinelodging.com/
Right downtown your options are:
The Sheridan Hotel http://www.newsheridan.com/-mid range price, beautiful rooms
Victorian Inn http://www.tellurideinn.com/ best price in town, great location;The Ice House and Camel's Garden great location, beautiful views http://www.icehouselodge.com
Festival goers should prepare for moderate heat, night time cold (it does get pretty darn cold) and afternoon rain showers. The mosquitoes can be pesky especially if you are participating in a foray, but they are never overwhelming. Hiking shoes and/or very comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Sunscreen is a must.
Even the fanciest events in Telluride are attended by people wearing jeans, so donīt worry about the tux.
With our high elevation it is important low-landers stay very hydrated and avoid drinking too much for the first few days.