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Traveling to Montrose

What to do?

Montrose is filled with countless local attractions, many regional Montrose Colorado tours, delicious cuisine, and much more. Get out there any enjoy yourself!

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Only a short distance away and at 2,700 feet deep and 53 miles long, the Black Canyon holds plenty of excitement for explorers of all ages. Summer in the Canyon offers fishing, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, nature walks, campfire programs and other adventures. Winter brings a whole new set of activities including cross-county skiing, snowshoeing and backcountry camping.

The Black Canyon was originally designated a national monument in 1933. However, in 1999, it was renamed a national park, placing it in the same league as other renowned treasures like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.

Local Summer Activities

There is an abundance of thrilling Summer adventures to be experienced  in the Telluride and Montrose area. Among them, white water rafting trips, fly fishing excursions, hiking, biking, climbing and more! Check out for many outdoor options that will show you the best of our beautiful region. Take a peek at our concert and festival calendar, too, and count on the trip of a lifetime!

Local Winter Activities

Some of the best Winter outdoor fun in the world takes place here in the San Juan Mountains! Countless festivals, incredible skiing, snowshoeing, and high-spirited adventures happen all Winter long. For just a taste of what we have to offer you during your Winter vacation, visit these sites:

Lake in the San Juan Mountains

Southwestern Colorado is often regarded as one of the most beautiful places to visit and live. An outdoor destination to rival anywhere in the country, there is so much to explore in this area. Whether you decide take a Montrose to Telluride Shuttle tour and explore all the different environments in this short stretch of land or if you decide to lay low and enjoy the culture of one of the many locally oriented areas such as Gunnison or Ouray, Southwestern Colorado is sure to deliver. So how can you get to this beautiful area?

Ground transportation to Montrose

The primary service airport for Transportation to Montrose and surrounding areas, Montrose Airport (MTJ) is served year-round by United Express operated by Skywest to/from Denver.

In addition to the service by UE, seasonal service is provided by a number of large airline companies including Continental, Delta, and American Airlines. In the Summer, service is provided by Continental Airlines to Houston. During the Winter months, service expands to Houston and Newark operated by Continental Airlines, service to Dallas and Chicago with American Airlines, and Delta Airlines to Atlanta and Salt Lake City.

Each of the independent airlines occupy ticket counters, baggage facilities and offices at the airport for full services to the flying public. In addition to staffed counters, Continental Airlines offers automated ticketing machines.

For your convenience, TelluRides provides express private airport ground transportation from Montrose Airport to your hotel, ski resort or destination of choice. You are here and we are here to help!

Other Local Colorado and Utah Airports

  • Telluride Airport (TEX) – 5 miles

  • Montrose Airport (MTJ) – 68 miles
  • Cortez Airport (CEZ) – 80 miles
  • Durango Airport (DRO) – 125 miles
  • Grand Junction Airport (GTJ) – 130 miles
  • Moab Airport (CNY) – 131 miles
  • Gunnison Airport (GUC) – 132 miles
  • Aspen Airport (ASE) – 255 miles
  • Vail Airport (EGE) – 314 miles
  • Denver Airport (DIA) – 400 miles