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Travel To Telluride
A Town Where Walking Distance is the Only Distance
Travel To Telluride
Free Gondola Transportation System
Linking the historic Town of Telluride and the modern Mountain Village, the gondola is the only transportation system of its kind in North America. Running daily from 7 am to midnight, the 13-minute gondola ride eliminates the 20-minute, 8-mile drive between both towns. (The gondola operates year-round, with temporary off-season closures.)
The gondola provides quiet and visually spectacular transportation, virtually eliminating noise and air pollution, parking demands and the need for people to drive their vehicles to ski or work. Telluride visitors enjoy the convenience of the gondola and comment on what a spectacular, scenic ride it offers. Pets and mountain bikers are also welcome to use this free public mode of transportation to access designated hiking and biking trails on the mountain.
The gondola transportation system has been praised for providing free, convenient and environmentally sound transportation. Unlike other gondolas that simply serve as a ski lift, Telluride's gondola also links the historic town of Telluride to the nouveau Mountain Village. The gondola received the Mountain Sports and Living 1998 Design Award for Resort Access Innovation, and was named the 1999 Outstanding Transit Project by the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies.
Galloping Goose Shuttle Service
For those that prefer to rest their weary feet after a long day on the hill, the Town of Telluride offers the free Galloping Goose Shuttle Service. The Goose loops around Town at 15 minute intervals seven days a week between 7 a.m. and midnight. Look for the Galloping Goose signs across town for pick-up locations and schedules.
Dial-A-Ride offers free transportation for guests and residents in and around Mountain Village. A courtesy phone is located at main gondola station or ask a Guest Service Host to radio a shuttle for a pick-up. All the Dial-A-Ride vehicles are new Yukons or Toyota Hybrids and easily identified by their Mountain Village logo. Call 970.728.8888 for a pick up.
In Telluride, free all-day parking is available to commuters and visitors at the Carhenge parking lot on West Pacific Street. The lot is serviced by the regular transit loop. Metered zones and free two-hour parking is available throughout the business district for visitors and business users.
In Mountain Village, parking is available for $7 at the intercept parking deck located off of Mountain Village Blvd. Once parked, access to the Mountain Village Core is via a free 5 minute gondola ride.