We know the San Juan Mountains have been calling out to you, tempting you with the perfect balance of elegance and rustic luxury. Telluride and Mountain Village are unmatched, unforgettable, and exceptional vacation destinations. Our mountain communities transport locals and visitors a world away to remote bliss in tucked-away seclusion. Elevate your vacation experience in Telluride with the best luxury house rentals from Exceptional Stays! We are your knowledgeable, experienced local team dedicated to helping you plan the perfect getaway for your family and friends. Leave all that boring public transportation options behind during your box canyon stay and embrace gondola rides—the key to getting around Mountain Village and Telluride.
Telluride–Mountain Village Gondola System || Free & Unique
Visitors, new and returning, are encouraged to enjoy this excellent transportation system that is a first of its kind in the United States. A phenomenal 13-minute free gondola ride bridges the neighboring towns of Telluride and Mountain Village. You and yours will journey between both towns via a scenic ride sky-high, looking down on Mother Nature from 10,500 feet! Every ride is completely free of charge and pollution, keeping our mountain air clean.
You may hear it being called the “G” as folks discuss their plans to ride the main gondola from town to Mountain Village and vice versa. You can use the second gondola for short trips between Mountain Village core and the parking station a few yards down. Locals lovingly refer to the third special mode of transportation as a chondola, combining “gondola” and “chairlift.” The chondola is located at the base of Meadows ski run, allowing travelers to ride into Mountain Village so they can connect with the rest of the system.
Telluride Gondola Schedule
The gondola system in Telluride runs daily from 6:30 a.m. to midnight during the summer and winter. The schedule is extended during special events, such as festivals or other popular activities, to ensure everyone makes it home safely! Please note: The gondola is closed for late spring/fall maintenance and will reopen on Thursday, May 26. Chondola rides are only available during the regular ski season.
Travel Green with the Gondola System
Whether you’re staying in a Mountain Village or Telluride vacation rental from Exceptional Stays, the gondola system gives you easy access to everything the charming towns have to offer, like skiing, hiking/biking trails, shopping, and restaurants. Accessible and pet-friendly cabins are available; ask the friendly gondola attendants for assistance. They can help you load any equipment and assist with boarding. Get ready to travel green with us locals and to make your trip exceptional.