Travel to Telluride, Summer 2017
(This information is updated from the the ine-web.org travel information.)
There are two ways to get to Telluride. 1) Fly to Denver and drive to Telluride. This trip takes anyway from 6 to 8 hours depending on your driver. 2) Fly to one of the regional airports such as Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) or (second choice) Cortez Airport (CEZ). Note that the Telluride Airport is not an option this year.
From Montrose, take a shuttle (about a 90 minute ride) to Telluride. You will need to make a reservation for the shuttle. Select 'shared ride.' Contact: Telluride Express, +1-970-728-6000 or Mountain Limo [mountain-limo.com, +1-888-546-6894]. Rates from Montrose or Cortez to Telluride range from $45-$50 one-way for a shared ride.
The shuttle will take you directly to the Condominium Registration Office (“Telluride Alpine Lodging” for check-in. Please check your housing assignment).
Alternately, you can fly to Durango Airport (DRO) or Grand Junction Airport (GJT) and from there take a shuttle (about a 2.5 hour ride) to Telluride. Again, you will need to make a reservation with Telluride Express, +1-970-728-6000. Check shuttle prices from these two airports; they can be expensive!
NOTE: For any shuttle reservation, check the fine print. You may be responsible for the full cost of the shuttle if you are the only passenger. We strongly suggest sharing the ride. Check the ride board below.
In case your luggage follows you (which can happen on hot days when the plane is overloaded), it may be helpful to write your housing condo, e.g. Telluride Lodge 312, on your luggage tag. Then the shuttle drivers who deliver leftover luggage will know exactly where to drop off your bags.