Getting Around Telluride
One of the most distinct joys of a trip to Telluride is the reprieve from car travel (traffic, parking, gassing up) that the intimate box canyon can provide. In fact, the Walk Score website calls Telluride a “walker’s paradise” and bestows us a WalkScore of 100. Getting around is easy, and enjoyable. The small town feel is alive and well, and getting places is typically a breeze.
And so it is, when staying in Telluride — a National Historic District — skiing, walking, biking, the free gondola and the Galloping Goose shuttle will be the recommended and most convenient modes of transportation. Grab a bike. Hop on a shuttle. Or, jump into a gondola box. It’s that easy.
Likewise, even when choosing the solace of a Mountain Village retreat, you’ll enjoy access to a free shuttle service (called Dial-A-Ride), and, as is the case with many of our Mountain Village homes, you are often just a short walk or gondola ride away from the Mountain Village core, shops, restaurants, ski lifts, golf course, biking and hiking trails.
The Free Gondola
But make no mistake, the crown jewel in our region’s public transportation system is the country’s only free public gondola which connects the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village. In addition to the convenience, this epic 12 minute, three-mile smooth ride offers expansive views of the San Juans and a birds eye view of the valley.
The sum of the options and the ease of access lead most of our guests to skip the car rental route altogether, preferring instead the convenience of a private shuttle from the airport to the front door of your vacation rental. In fact, the pedestrian nature of our town is one of the details that draws back guests year after year.
To talk through what modes of transportation make the most sense for your trip, reach out to our concierge team today!More Year-Round >