The Telluride gondola runs for two seasons: Summer (May to October) and winter (November to April). Anyone can ride the gondola and it’s always free. The gondola isn’t just used by skiers and snowboarders wanting access to Mountain Village, the gondola is also used by locals as public transportation.
A 13-minute ride that offers 365 degree views of Telluride and the surrounding San Juan Mountains is a treat for all riders. There are three main stations where passengers can board or unboard.
- Station Telluride: Located on Oak Street
- Station St. Sophia: This mid-mountain stop gives passengers access to skiing trails and runs, as well as Allred’s Restaurant & Bar
- Station Mountain Village: This stop takes passengers to Mountain Village where you’ll find trails from the Telluride Ski Resort and access to the Uncompahgre National Forest. Mountain Village’s elevation comes in at 9,500 feet compared to Telluride’s 8,750 feet.
The gondola runs from 7 a.m. to midnight and each cabin is outfitted for skis and snowboards in the winter and bike racks in the summer. Handicap-accessible and pet-friendly cabins are available, just ask a gondola attendant for any assistance or if you need extra time during boarding.