Getting Here and Around in Telluride

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Getting Here and Around

Although Telluride and the ski resort town of Mountain Village are two distinct areas, you can travel between them via a 2½-mile, over-the-mountain gondola ride, arguably one of the most beautiful commutes in Colorado. The gondola makes a car unnecessary, as both the village and the town are pedestrian friendly.

The free Galloping Goose shuttle loops around Telluride every 10 minutes in winter, 20 minutes in summer, and less often in the off-season. The Dial-a-Ride shuttle, also free, serves the Mountain Village area during high season. Telluride Express, a private taxi company, serves Telluride Regional Airport and the rest of the surrounding area, including other regional airports.

At about 15 blocks long and 6 blocks wide, Telluride is easy to cover on foot. And interesting, too—it’s made up of one pastel Victorian residence or frontier trading post after another. It’s hard to believe that the lovingly restored shops and restaurants once housed gaming parlors and saloons known for the quality of their "waitressing." That party-hearty spirit lives on, evidenced by numerous annual summer celebrations.

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