This Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, will be the gondola’s last day of operation before closing for several weeks of required maintenance. The gondola will reopen for the winter season on Friday, November 19, 2021 and run through Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Each fall and spring the gondola, which connects Mountain Village and Telluride, closes for routine, required safety inspections and maintenance, and a free bus service is offered during this time as an alternative.
San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation is running the free bus services between Mountain Village and Telluride while the gondola is closed.
New this year, the bus route will be now operated by the San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation and they will be utilizing their green buses for the services.
Buses will run 6:15 a.m.-11:22 p.m. with stops in Lawson Hill and throughout Mountain Village and Telluride. There will also be an express route.
Masks are required on all public transit per federal order.
Please see the bus schedule here and schedules will be posted at all bus stops in Mountain Village, Telluride and Lawson Hill.