Maps and Directions

From Denver–330 miles:

  • Take Interstate 70 west to Grand ç Junction; go south on Route 50 to Montrose
  • Continue south on Route 550 to Ridgway, then turn right on Route 62
  • Follow this to Route 145 and turn left
  • Follow the signs into Telluride

From Grand Junction–127 miles:

  • Take US-50 E 
  • Continue on US-50 E. 
  • Stay straight to go onto S. Townsend Ave./US 550 
  • Continue to follow US-550 S.
  • Turn right on Sherman St/CO-62
  • Follow CO-62 W 
  • Turn left onto CO-145 and follow to Telluride

From Durango–125 miles:

  • Follow Route 160 from Durango to Mancos
  • Turn right onto Route 184 toward Dolores
  • Turn right onto Route 145, just south of Dolores
  • Follow 145 towardTelluride
  • Approximately 3 miles outside of town, there is a T-intersection—turn right and follow signs into Telluride

From Phoenix–485 miles:

  • Take I-10 W
  • Follow I-17 N, US-89 N and US-160 E  to W Empire St. in Cortez
  • Follow CO-145 N to Telluride

From Colorado Springs–300 miles:

  • Take Route 24 west
  • Turn south on 258/24 and proceed to Route 50
  • Turn right on Route 50
  • Proceed over Monarch Pass into Gunnison and then to Montrose
  • Turn left on Townsend and follow Route 550 south to Ridgway
  • In Ridgway, turn right on Route 62
  • Follow this to Route 145 and turn left
  • Follow the signs into Telluride

From Montrose–67 miles:

  • Go south on Route 550 to Ridgway, then turn right on Route 62
  • Follow this to Route 145 and turn left
  • Follow the signs into Telluride

From Albuquerque–351 miles:

  • Take I 40 W
  • To US 491 N to W. Empire St. in Cortez
  • Follow CO-145 N to Telluride

Other Distances for Driving:

  • Cortez, CO - 75 miles
  • Gunnison, CO - 125 miles
  • Las Vegas, NV - 585 miles
  • Mesa Verde, CO - 100 miles
  • Moab, UT - 130 miles
  • Ouray, CO - 50 miles
  • Ridgway, CO - 38 miles
  • Salt Lake City, UT - 366 miles
  • Santa Fe, NM - 280 miles
  • Silverton, CO - 73 miles

For maps of the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village, the ski resort trails or the San Juan Skyway, please see the PDF attachments.

Everything in Telluride is within walking distance, so there is no need for a car. Telluride and Mountain Village both offer ground transportation, as well as a free gondola system to move between the two communities. Click here for more in-town transportation information.

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