Public Transit

San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART)

The San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation, or SMART, provides regional commuter services between Norwood, Telluride, Rico, and all points in between. SMART strives to deliver safe and reliable transit services, and to consistently advocate and promote the use of multi-modal transit systems. 

Routes, schedules, and fares can be found on the SMART website.

SMART releases RFQ for Gondola operations

In anticipation of SMART assuming operations of the gondola linking Telluride and Mountain Village in 2028, SMART has released RFQ# 2023-3 requesting proposals from qualified multidisciplinary teams or individual firms to support SMART and its local partners in the development of a range of capital and operational projects. For the complete RFQ, including anticipated project scope, timeline, submittal requirement, and more, please click here.

Map of SMART Connections

Lawson Hill Parking and Transit Center

San Miguel County, SMART, and the Colorado Department of Transportation teamed up to build the new transit center in Lawson Hill. The transit center serves as an important hub for both local and regional transportation. It features a covered bus shelter, restrooms, an electric vehicle charging station, and ample parking for commuters that is free from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.

Galloping Goose Transit

The Town of Telluride operates the Galloping Goose, which runs 10 and 15 minute loops through town. In November of 2019, the Town of Telluride transferred the Lawson Hill route to SMART, and now only operates the town loop. Please visit the Town of Telluride's Transportation Division for more information. 

Mountain Village Transit

Mountain Village Transit provides transportation services throughout Mountain Village and operates the gondola and chondola. 

Mountain Village Transit

Other Transit Options

  • Telluride Express: Provides commuter services from Montrose and Ridgway in addition to offering local taxi and special events services
  • Road Runner Stage Lines: Provides daily round-trip bus service from Durango to Grand Junction. Call them at 970-553-0389 for more information
  • Tri-County Health Network through All Points Transit: Provides transportation services for medical appointments to Montrose or Grand Junction. To make a reservation call 970-249-0128

Review our Four County Regional Transit Study (PDF) in this printable version.

Notice of Equal Service

San Miguel County and its employees have committed to operate in a manner that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination with regard to any service, program, or activity. For more information see the Title VI Public Notice of Rights and Complaint Process (PDF).