Posted on September 2nd, 2020
Telluride Regional Airport is located 6 miles west of downtown Telluride Colorado. Owned by the Telluride Regional Airport Authority, its elevation of 9,078 feet makes it the highest commercial airport in North America. Built on a plateau, the single runway of 7,111 feet has a slight dip in the center. Although this was corrected during a 2009 renovation, it still remains due to the airport’s natural geography.
The approach to Telluride is both challenging and beautiful. It’s estimated during the winter approximately 20% of private and general aviation flights are diverted due to abrupt weather changes. Other mountain airports, like the Sun Valley Airport, have similar landing statistics during the colder seasons. On approach, your aircraft will be flying through high mountain terrain of 14,000 feet.
As previously mentioned, the runway is on a plateau and at its end, there is a drop to the San Miguel River below. For this and other reasons, JetOptions closely follows flight weather conditions closely before takeoff and landing.
Telluride is surrounded by beautiful mountains, and the airspace is only shared with limited commercial flights from Denver. The private jet facilities are located at the terminal and include rental cars, limos, and town cars, in addition to four-wheel-drive vehicles. Aircraft accommodations include refueling and maintenance, deicing, and hangers.
The airport and terminal are open 365 days a year from 6 AM until 9 PM. Telluride follows noise abatement procedures and takeoff and landings are restricted between 9 PM and 6 AM.
Airport Codes: TEX (FAA and IATA), KTEX (ICAO)
Lat/Long: N37-57.2 / W107-54.5
Operating Hours: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
FBO: There is 1 fixed-based operator (FBO) with daily service from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Runway: 9/27 – 7,111 ft. long
U.S. Customs: No
Address: 1500 Last Dollar Rd, Telluride, CO 81435
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