Montrose Regional Airport, the closest local airport, also happens to be the largest in southwestern Colorado. The airports in Grand Junction, Telluride, Durango and Gunnison are also easily accessible. Out-of-state guests often fly into Denver International Airport and then drive or take a shuttle to Ouray County, taking advantage of other Colorado attractions on the way here; the ever-changing scenery alone makes the drive well worth it.
In the wintertime, be sure to check local road reports and be prepared for inclement weather. Visit the Colorado Department of Transportation travel website for the most up-to-date travel reports at cotrip.org or call 511 or 1-877-315-7623.
Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) 970-249-3203
Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) 970-278-8600
Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO) 970-247-8143
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) 970-244-9100
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) 970-641-2304
Automobile rental agencies and local shuttle services have offices at all of the regional airports. Contact the airport for their listings. Western Slope Rides and Telluride Express shuttle services offer local and regional transportation, while bus services like Greyhound and Road Runner Stage Lines provide rides to more distant destinations.
APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES & DISTANCES TO RIDGWAY
Albuquerque, New Mexico: 285 miles, 6 hours
Denver, Colorado: 350 miles, 6 hours
Salt Lake City, Utah: 380 miles, 6 hours
Phoenix, Arizona: 525 miles, 9.5 hours
Montrose: 35-45 minutes
Telluride: 1 hour
Silverton: 1 hour
Grand Junction: 2 hours
Durango: 2 hours
Pagosa Springs: 3 hours
Salida: 3.5 hours
Cortez: 2.5 hours
Moab, Utah: 3 hours