Driving Directions to Telluride

Comprehensive and detailed driving directions so you can spend less time driving and more time skiing at Telluride.

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“It’s a well-known fact that Telluride Ski Resort boasts some of the steepest, deepest and most diverse terrain of any ski resort in North America,” according to Olympian Gus Kenworthy, a Telluride local.

Stashed in the southwest corner of Colorado, 100 miles from the nearest stoplight, Telluride is home to more than 2,000 acres of lift-accessible terrain. Once dubbed “To-Hell-You-Ride” from its mining town days, Telluride is a modern European-style town and iconic Colorado destination ski area.

Averaging more than 300 inches of snow annually to match its 300 days of sunshine each year; Telluride is a Colorado bucket list classic.  

Air Travel:

Use either Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), five miles from Telluride, or Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ), 65 miles from the resort. Montrose has direct service from Newark, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. Telluride is serviced by United Express or America West Express via Denver International Airport (DIA). The air fields at Durango and Grand Junction are 2.5 to 3 hours away by ground.

By Car:

Telluride is located in the Southwest corner of the state. Take Route 50 South at Grand Junction from I-70. Travelers on I-25 South should exit at Pueblo and drive west on Route 50 into Route 62 to Montrose. Then return to Route 50 and head South to Telluride.

Ground Transportation:

Telluride Express (888-376-9770; reservations@telluride.com)

Getting Around:

Dial-A-Ride offers free shuttling around Mountain Village. A courtesy phone is located at the main gondola station. Call 970-728-8888.

Taxi & Limo Service:

Consider It Done (888-376-9770; reservations@telluride.com)

Mountain Limo (888-376-9770; reservations@telluride.com)

Alpine Luxury Limo (970-728-8750; www.alpineluxurylimo.com)

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