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Getting to & from Telluride by air

8 Aug 2011
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I think it is fair to say that booking flights to Telluride is not the most straightforward process. Part of what makes Telluride so charming, and what keeps our ski slopes so famously crowd free, is that we are tucked away in the south west mountains of Colorado. We are not located on a main highway or close to a major airport. There is only one lane in and one lane out of Telluride. Our airport is very small. We are one of North America's most desired ski destinations, but we are not as accessible as resorts like Aspen & Vail. Getting to Telluride by air is often be more confusing & challenging than booking a Telluride rental property. Knowing which connections to make and when can help you plan your Telluride vacation. The purpose of this blog is to provide an overview of flights to the Telluride region, and hopefully make it easier for you to plan your next Telluride vacation.

Telluride airport with car

Telluride Regional Airport is small and is also one of the most scenic airports in North America!

Visitors have a few different options for flying to this area. The first is the Telluride Regional Airport. In the summer, there are daily flights to Telluride from Denver (Great Lakes Aviation, 2 flights daily). In the winter time, there are daily flights to Denver (4 flights daily) & Phoenix (America West Express, 2 flights daily).

Telluride airport view of Mounta Wilson

The famous Mount Wilson vista is what visitors first see when they disembark at Telluride Regional Airport.

Another popular option for visitors is to fly into Montrose Airport. Montrose is about 70 miles from Telluride, and the drive here takes one hour and fifteen minutes. Montrose has a much broader scope of airline destinations. In the summer, you can fly into Montrose from Denver (United, 5 flights daily) , Houston (Continental, once daily) & Dallas (American Airlines, 2 flights daily). In the winter time, there are additional destinations added to the schedule including Atlanta, Chicago, Newark  (NY) & Los Angeles.

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