For guests arriving in Telluride by air, most choose to fly into Montrose/Telluride Airport (MTJ). This modern airport has direct service from 8 major cities including Atlanta, Newark, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles plus daily service from Dallas, Houston, and Denver throughout the winter. United, Delta, American Airlines, and Allegiant are the airlines that service MTJ.
- Connect through Denver (DEN) to Montrose (MTJ – 68 miles) on United Airlines: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/
- Connect through Dallas (DFW) to Montrose (MTJ – 68 miles) on American Airlines: https://www.aa.com/homePage.do
- Connect through Dallas (DFW), Phoenix (PHX) or Denver (DEN) to Durango on United or American (DRO – 121 miles)
Montrose/Telluride Airport to Telluride is a 1 hour and 15 minute drive on well-maintained State Highways through the San Juan mountains. Rental cars, airport transfers, and shuttle services are available.
Telluride is located in San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado between Montrose and Durango, and driving to Telluride will take you through some of the most scenic spots in the country. From the red rocks of Arizona and Utah to the jagged peaks of southwestern Colorado, a road trip to Telluride is one of the prettiest in the country. Click here for Driving Directions.
Regardless of which airport you choose to fly into, there are many options for getting to Telluride. From car rentals to shuttle and limo services, read more about Ground Transportation here.
Telluride is one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the United States. With options such as the free Gondola, Dial-a-Ride/Telluride Concierge and the Galloping Goose bus service, having a car in Telluride is not a necessity. Read more about Local Transportation here.
Telluride and Mountain Village offer a number of free and paid parking options including free daytime parking in the Gondola Parking Garage in Mountain Village. Many of the parking options are within walking distance of the free gondola that provides access to both towns. For a map of parking options and details on pricing, click here.