Telluride & Mountain Village Visitor’s Guide
TAKE TO THE SKY: THE GONDOLA The towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a spectacular 13-minute ride on a free gondola. This popular scenic attraction serves as public transportation as well as providing access to the Mountain Village Bike Park in the summer and ski area in the winter. The gondola has four primary stations where you can board and unload: Station Telluride at Oak Street in the historic town of Telluride; Station St. Sophia, the mid-mountain stop that provides access to the ski resort trails and Allred’s Restaurant & Bar; Station Mountain Village, which is situated in Mountain Village Center; and Station Village Parking, with paid parking for Mountain Village guests. The gondola is handicap, ski, snowboard, bicycle and pet accessible. • 7 a.m. to midnight daily (or 2 a.m. after special events) • Open May 24, 2012 through November 5, 2012 (from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5 gondola service and hours are limited) • 970.728.0588 for information FREE RIDES • In the town of Telluride, Galloping Goose shuttle buses loop through town every 30 minutes, starting at 7 a.m. daily. Designated stops are located every few blocks, and the bus will drop off and pick up from any corner on the route. Detailed schedules are posted at bus stops and on the buses. Regional bus transportation is available to Lawson Hill, down valley and Norwood. Call 970.728.5700 for 24-hour shuttle information. • In Mountain Village, during the ski season, the Chondola operates daily from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. In spring, summer and fall Mountain Village offers bus service, which also operates daily. • Dial-A-Ride taxi serves riders going to and from most residential homes in Mountain Village. Call 970.728.8888 to schedule a pickup.
PARK IT In Telluride: • Find free daytime parking in the Carhenge Lot, just off West Pacific Avenue at the west end of Telluride, near the base of Lift 7 and at the south end of Mahoney Drive (no overnight parking). • Some side streets allow free two-hour parking (see map). • In Telluride’s historic downtown, solar-powered parking meters stand mid-block on main and side streets. Fifty cents buys one hour, with a three-hour max. The meters accept credit cards, coins or parking tokens. Parking limits are enforced (Telluride Marshal’s Department, 970.728.3818), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays. In Mountain Village: • Parking is available for $7 a day and $25 overnight in the Gondola Parking Garage, payable by credit card. • Paid parking is also available at Heritage Parking Garage below Hotel Madeline (west of hotel off Mountain Village Boulevard), free for the first three hours and payable by credit card only thereafter at $2 per hour. • Parking at the Town Hall Plaza parking lot is free, with a one-hour limit from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and without any limit between 5 p.m. and midnight, but there is no overnight parking. • There is also free day parking in the Meadows Run Parking lot, located at the end of Adams Ranch Road—there is no overnight parking without a valid permit. • Paid parking is also available at the North Village Center lot. No overnight parking is allowed. The meters accept credit cards, quarters or the Mountain Village Parking Card (Mountain Village Code Enforcement, 970.729.3455).
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PAID RIDES • Several local taxi companies offer service in and around Telluride, Mountain Village and the surrounding neighborhoods. See listings on page 37.
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Park your car—you won’t need it here. Telluride and Mountain Village are pedestrian havens. Everything you need on your vacation is within walking distance, and there is also free gondola service.
A resource for visitors to Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado.