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INE Telluride 2007 :: Travel + Condo

About Telluride

Every year workshop participants fall in love with this historic town and scenic area. From rock climbing, hiking, biking, to watersports including fly fishing and kayaking...the extra-workshop activities are inspiring.

Below is a bit of information about Telluride. Much more information, including travel guide, maps, events and activities can be found in the official Telluride Visitors Guide.

Getting to Telluride

Telluride is easily accessible by way of the Telluride Regional Airport, which is only five miles from the Town of Telluride. The Airport is served by two airlines;

Alternatively, you can fly to Montrose, Colorado, and from there take a shuttle (about 90 minutes) to Telluride (see Ground Transportation section at the bottom of the page). However, if you fly in late it might not be running, so make a reservation ahead of time.

There is a shuttle from the airport into town for $8. The shuttle will take you directly to your Telluride Resort Accommodations (TRA) where you can register.

You can drive to Telluride from Denver (seven hours) or from Albuquerque, New Mexico (six hours).
Do NOT rent a car during the Workshop because everything in Telluride is within walking distance.

Useful hints

  • The flight into Telluride from Denver can sometimes be a little rough. Consider eating your meals after you arrive.
  • Telluride is at an elevation of 8,750 ft (2,670 m). This means you will probably have to take it easy for 2-3 days before you exert yourself much. Caffeine and alcohol both accentuate high-altitude effects. Drinking lots of water will help with acclimation and ameliorate any dehydration headaches.
  • Remember that Telluride is a wonderful place to go hiking. Bring your boots, light rain gear, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottles! Nearly every afternoon there are mini thunderstorms... stay off the peaks during these times unless you can move faster than a lightning bolt.
  • It is difficult to impossible to find certain technical supplies in Telluride. If you need anything, you better bring it along.
  • Attention Bookworms: Although there are a few good bookstores in Telluride, there isn't a huge selection. If you are planning to read something specific, I would suggest picking it up somewhere before you arrive.
  • When You Arrive: Report to the Telluride Visitors Center and check into your condo.
  • The Fourth of July Parade in Telluride will again feature the loosely-coupled band of scientists and engineers of limited fame.

Phone Numbers

Condominum reservations::

  • Condominiums have been assigned.  Please go here to see where your lodging is.
  • If your condo is managed by Resort Quest, check in at their main office on 666 West Colorado Avenue.  They will have your name and can provide keys to your condominium.
  •  If your condo is managed by Telluride Mountain Lodging (TML), you check in at one of two places.  All condos in Telluride Lodge check in at the main office, located at 747 West Pacific Avenue.
  • Other condos managed by TML have check in at the Mountainside Inn, located at 333 South Davis.
  • Telluride Resort Quest: 800-538-7754 or 970-728-6672
  • Telluride Mountain Lodging:  888-728-1950 or 970-728-4400

Ground transportation::

  • Mountain Limo 970-728-9606 or 888-limotxi
  • Telluride Express 970-728-6000 or 888-212-TAXI
  • Alpine Luxury Limo 970-728-8750 or 877-728-8750