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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

Great Lakes Aviation and U.S. Airways fly in to the Telluride Regional Airport from Denver, CO and Phoenix, AZ. A short taxi or shuttle ride will bring you to the center of town. You also may fly 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. 

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 shuttle reservation.

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 condo check-in office to pick your your condo key and a map of the town.
  • 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.
  •  Your condo is managed by Telluride Alpine Lodging (TAL), and you check in at their main office, 324 West Colorado Avenue.
  • Telluride Alpine Lodging

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