Everything You'll Need to Plan Your Dream Vacation
Getting to Telluride is easier than ever with direct jet service from 9 cities and additional connections from across the globe. The main airports servicing the Telluride region are Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) and Telluride Regional Airport (TEX). Additional travel options include Grand Junction and Durango.
For the most comprehensive listing of air travel options and availability from your home to ours, visit www.kayak.com.
Renting a Car vs Shuttle
There are several different ways for getting from the airport to your chosen accomodations. The two most popular options are renting a car or taking a shuttle service. If arriving in Montrose you will want to make your decision based on how many people are in your party. If you have 4 or more people traveling with you, renting a car is probably your cheapest option - just remember to request four wheel drive. If you have less than 4 people or if you prefer the convenience of having someone else doing the driving a shuttle service is your best bet.
No matter what your decision, once you arrive in Telluride you will not need a car for getting to the slopes or around town. Everything is within walking distance. In fact, if you have rented a car, you may find that it sat in the same parking spot all week so make sure you check with your lodging to ensure that you have access to parking.
For a complete listing of ground transportation options click here.
Lodging options in Telluride and Mountain Village run the gammut from full service hotels to condominiums to private homes. Many people choose Telluride for its historical charm and proximity to nightlife and restaurants whereas families prefer the relaxation and convenience afforded by the modern Mountain Village. No matter your preference, our reservation specialists can set you up with the perfect home away from home.
Last minute lodging specials can also be found on our Hot Deals page found here. Be sure to check back frequently.
For packages and reservations call Telluride Resort Reservations at 800.778.8581.
Always wear plenty of sunscreen and continually apply it throughout the day.Wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat to avoid sun exposure.
Did you know?
- When working or playing at higher elevations you are exposed to 50% more UV radiation
- Up to 80% of UV radiation from the sun can pass through the clouds
High Altitude Tips
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Telluride is perched in the mountains at a higher altitude than you are likely accustomed to. Combat the potential affects of altitude sickness by drinking an abundance of water (twice the amount you normally consume). It is also wise to limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine the first couple of days at altitude as they can cause dehydration. Before traveling to altitude, ask your doctor about any current illnesses or conditions affecting you now that could be exacerbated by altitude, such as high blood pressure, angina, or pregnancy. Make sure these conditions are under control before you come up here.
Avoid over exertion upon arrival. Take it easy on the slopes the first day.
At first sign of a headache, take ibuprofen; 400-600 milligrams may be very helpful
Headache, nausea, trouble sleeping, and dizziness are the symptoms of altitude sickness. Seek treatment if symptoms continue longer than 24-48 hours or the symptoms are severe, such as vomiting, severe headache or difficulty breathing. It is quite common to have minor symptoms or difficulty breathing the first few hours at altitude. Medical care may include the use of oxygen or medication. Although traveling to lower altitudes treats altitude sickness, very rarely do sufferers need to resort to these measures. Altitude sickness is often compared to sea sickness.
The first ever Institute for Altitude Medicine is located here in Telluride, Colorado.
In addition to research and treatment on-site, they offer e-mail and phone consultations
for those considering traveling to Telluride.
Click here for more information: www.altitudemedicine.org