Mountain Village, Colorado

Located in San Miguel County, Mountain Village is nestled in the heart of the Uncompahgre National Forest, encompasses 3.27 square miles, and has become a vision of alpine elegance. Highway 145 is the major roadway leading to the town’s entrance with Telluride Regional Airport less than five miles away. The towns of Mountain Village and Telluride are two separate, distinct towns with their own government. Mountain Village sits at 9,545 feet and Telluride sits at 8,750. They are joined by a gondola system, which is owned and operated by the Town of Mountain Village. Mountain Village became a home rule municipality on March 10, 1995. Before 1995, it was an unincorporated county area.

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