Getting Here

Worth the Trip

Telluride is certainly not the easiest place to get to on earth, but it IS one of the most enjoyable. Once you get here, you won't even need a car to get around! Check out the easiest ways to get to Telluride below.


  • Telluride (TEX) – 5 miles
  • Montrose (MTJ) – 65 miles
  • Cortez (CEZ) – 80 miles
  • Durango (DRO) – 124 miles
  • Grand Junction (GJT) – 133 miles
Once you have arrived in the beautiful southwest corner of Colorado, there are several options for getting to Telluride. The two most popular methods for getting from the airport to Telluride are renting a car or scheduling a shuttle service.

Car Rentals

The town of Telluride is a quaint, mountain hamlet. Our sister community, Mountain Village was established two decades ago and is situated directly above historic Telluride. A free gondola service connects the towns, making a car virtually unnecessary once you have arrived. Additionally, Dial-a-Ride, a free service offered to Mountain Village guests, provide rides from the gondola to your vacation rental. However, should you want the convenience of your own transportation or have planned to explore the southwest region, there are car rental companies located at the airports in Montrose, Cortez, Durango and Grand Junction. There is even a car rental company at the Telluride Aiport!

Shuttle Options

TTelluride Express offers full-service ground transportation from the surrounding areas to Telluride. With a variety of options, including shared shuttles and private vehicles, Telluride Express can accommodate any transportation needs. Your personal concierge at Bear Creek Lodge is happy to assist with your transportation arrangements. Please call us at 970-369-4900 for assistance.