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Telluride is in the southern Rocky Mountains approximately 100 miles (160 km) from Four Corners, the intersection of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Telluride is home to the Telluride Ski Resort, and home of an independent film festival.

Understand[edit]

Main Street and town hall, Telluride, Colorado

A remote boomtown established at an elevation of 8,745 ft (2438 m) in the heyday of Colorado's gold and silver mining era, the Town of Telluride was incorporated in 1878.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

If you want to fly in commercially you'll have to fly into Montrose Regional Airport. Air Carriers who fly into Montrose include Alaska, Allegiant Air, American, JetBlue, and United. Private flights can also be arranged through many of the national charter companies, including Avanti Air, Flex Jet, and Net Jets.

  • 1 Telluride Regional Airport (TEX IATA) (5 miles from Telluride, 6 miles from Mountain Village), +1 970 728-8600. Denver Air Connection offers year-round flights from Denver and seasonal flights from Phoenix. Telluride Regional Airport (Q7697672) on Wikidata Telluride Regional Airport on Wikipedia
  • Montrose Regional Airport (67 miles from Telluride; a 1½-hour drive, depending on weather).

Get around[edit]

Map of Telluride

Public transportation abounds in Telluride and Mountain Village. It is recommended not to drive to most locations as there is ample free bus service around town, as well as a free Gondola service between Telluride and Mountain Village.

Hertz and Alamo/National have rental cars available in Mountain Village.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

View from the Telluride ski slopes.
  • Skiing. The ski resort has a good mix of beginner, intermediate as well as some of the steepest advanced ski you can want. And it's never crowded!
  • Telluride Outside. Adventure guide service since 1984. Fly Fishing, 4WD tours, whitewater rafting and mountain bike tours.

Buy[edit]

  • Telluride Sports. This chain has 11 locations in Telluride and Mountain Village, including 7 slopeside locations, and it supplies winter and summer sporting equipment.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Telluride[edit]

  • 3 Town Park. Campsites and RV spots available. Cost is $12-16/night. Hot showers available, $2 for 5 minutes.
  • 4 The Victorian Inn, 401 West Pacific Ave, +1 (970) 728-6601, toll-free: +1-800-611-9893, . Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 10AM. A block away from the Historic Main Street and the free Gondola, this hotel has large 275-325 square foot rooms with kitchenettes, a suite and a cozy cottage house. A free daily continental breakfast served every morning from 8-10AM, daily maid service and on-site parking. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi, outdoor hot tub, dry sauna (winter only), BBQ pits, and bike racks. $89-350.

Mountain Village[edit]

Others[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Visit Colorado's Wine Country. Colorado is home to over 70 wineries and its own indigenous vineyards. Wine lovers can enjoy several scenic day trips from Telluride to many of the small towns with tasting rooms and grapes. These lovely little communities include Montrose, Palisade, Paonia, and Hotchkiss, as well as the city of Grand Junction.
  • Visit Ouray. This lovely town has natural hot springs, fine shopping and restaurants. It is only a one-hour drive along the San Juan Skyway. In the fall, golden aspen leaves shimmer on the drive to Ouray.


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