Telluride, CO (KTEX)
Telluride Regional Airport
Nestled within southwest Colorado’s dramatic San Juan mountains, Telluride is known for its world-class alpine skiing, stunning landscapes, and vibrant summer festival season. The former silver-mining town lies in a box canyon surrounded on three sides by 14,000-foot peaks, offering a perfect environment for hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, and other outdoor pursuits.
The Telluride Regional Airport sits atop Deep Creek Mesa at an elevation of 9,070’ approximately 5 miles west of the town. The airport is surrounded by high terrain in all quadrants. A 14,000 ft. peak to the north, and high terrain to the south and east, prevent straight-in approaches to RWY 27 and limit the circling radius. Winds usually favor RWY 09 during the morning and evening hours and RWY 27 during the afternoon.
Flight Tech offers these options at TEX depending on aircraft navigation capability:
- LOC RWY 9 (Private Special) CAT A, B & C with circling
- RNAV (GPS) M RWY 9 (Private Special) Vertically guided WAAS LPV Approach w/ CAT A-D. Straight in CAT D minimums of 10137-3, CAT C Circling to RWY 27 is also available.
- RNAV (GPS) N RWY 9 (Private Special) Vertically guided WAAS LPV Approach w/ CAT A-D. Straight in CAT D minimums of 9471-1 ¼ (In development; available December 2023). Missed Approach requires A-RNP 0.30 and RF legs. No circling.
A specialized Airport Familiarization and Procedure Training Program is also available for operators.
The RNAV M & N offers the lowest minimums for aircraft operators with appropriately equipped aircraft, with LPV minimums. RNAV N offers the lowest minimums to those operators who are authorized to fly A-RNP (Advanced-RNP).