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 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.


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

Regional Destinations:

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

Visitors Center & Ridgway Area Chamber

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The Ridgway Visitor Center, located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62), will reopen from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. Hours of operation are Thursday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

See you in Ridgway

Adventure, night life and all around easy living await you in Ridgway Colorado, gateway to the San Juan Mountains.

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