How to Plan Your Telluride Vacation

Flight Information

Colorado Flights Alliance partners with United, Delta, American and Allegiant airlines on non-stop winter service to the Montrose Regional Airport from Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles, in coordination with Denver-Montrose service, and also supports Denver-Telluride service. Colorado Flights Alliance recommend searching for flights directly through the airline website or with

Nearby Airports

Telluride (TEX): 15 minutes from Mountain Village, non-stop air service is provided daily by Great Lakes Airlines through Denver and US Airways through Phoenix.

Montrose (MTJ): 75 miles, gorgeous drive, with service by American, Continental, Delta and United

Cortez (CEZ): 75 miles, Direct flights from Denver

Durango/ La Plata County Airport (DRO): 128 miles, Daily flights from Denver, Salt Lake City and Phoenix

Grand Junction (GJT): 127 miles, Daily flights from Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas and Phoenix

Shuttle Service and Ground Transportation

-If you fly into Telluride or Montrose, we’re happy to arrange a shuttle service from the airport to Telluride, just let us know if you need a shuttle when you make your reservation. We’ll coordinate with your flight arrival and departure time.

-If you fly into Durango, Cortez, Grand Junction, we recommend that you make arrangements for car rental.

What to Pack

Telluride is lucky to have over 300 days of sunshine each year, but layers are crucial to staying comfortable year round. The weather can change in an instant and you don’t want to be cold or wet. If you plan to hike, ski, ride horses or any other fun outdoor activity, remember to bring the proper shoes/ boots for your adventure. The good news is that there are a variety of stores in town that sell all kinds of gear, so it’s not the end of the world if you forget something. Prior to your arrival, you’ll want to check an extended forecast. We recommend checking NOAA. Here are the average temperatures (High/Low in Farenheit) throughout the year.

January: 35 / 15

February: 37 / 18

March: 44 / 24

April: 52 / 30

May: 62 / 38

June: 72 / 45

July: 77 / 52

August: 74 / 50

September: 68 / 44

October: 57 / 34

November: 43 / 24

December: 35 / 15


We’d be happy to help you find a property in Telluride or Mountain Village to suit your needs, no matter what size group you are traveling with and what your budget is. View all our properties here.  Call us at 970-728-8838 to book.

Lift Tickets and Ski Rental

During the winter, we have access to special discounted lift tickets and ski gear. Just let us know how many days you’d like to ski and we can pre-order the lift tickets. Simply pick them up at one of the ticketing offices in Telluride or Mountain Village when you arrive. For more information, go here.

Luggage Free Travel

If you want to avoid airline delays and baggage fees, ship your luggage to ensure it arrives on time. Your luggage will be picked up at your door and be waiting for you here in Telluride. High Country Shipping will arrange the entire process, affording you the ultimate convenience. For more information, go here.

Where to Eat

Telluride boasts an impressive culinary scene with a variety of choices.  As locals, everyone at Latitude 38 would be thrilled to make dining recommendations for our favorite spots in town. Here’s a quick list of some great places to enjoy a meal:



>> For a more complete menu selection, check out the Telluride dining guide here.

If there’s anything else you need during your stay, we would love to help you. Whether it’s grocery shopping, holiday decorations, laundry services or even a trip to Telluride Truffle for chocolate, we are here for you. Personalized concierge service is available for $35/hour. Simply give us a call at 970-728-8838 and let us know how we can help!