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Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop :: 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

Unfortunately, the Telluride Regional Airport will be closed to airplanes this summer for runway upgrades. We recommend flying in to Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) or Cortez Airport (CEZ). From there, take a shuttle (about a 90 minute ride) to Telluride. You will need to make a reservation for the shuttle. Contact: Telluride Express (; +970-728-6000. Telluride Express will offer a 10% discount on shuttle rates for our group, “Neuromorphic Workshop,” so mention our name when you make your shuttle reservation. Rates from Montrose or Cortez to Telluride range from $45-$50 one-way. The shuttle will take you directly to the Condominium Registration Office (either “Resort Quest” or “Telluride Lodge” once you get your housing assignment).          

Alternately, you can fly to Durango Airport (DRO) or Grand Junction Airport (GJT) and from there take a shuttle (about a 2.5 hour ride) to Telluride. Again, you will need to make a reservation with Telluride Express. Shuttle rates from these two airports are approximately $80 one-way.

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 to the Telluride region 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