Telluride Regional Airport is a public airport west of Telluride, in the state of Colorado, United States. At an elevation of 9,078 feet (2,767 meters) above the main sea level, it is the highest airport in the United States with scheduled passenger flights mostly from Denver. In April 2009, the runway was closed for 8 months because of renovation. Both ends of the runway were lowered to remove the notorious dip in the middle. Also, 41 feet of length was added to the runway, and retaining walls were built on the side.
Pilots flying to Telluride Regional Airport must be aware of issues like high terrain exceeding 14,000 feet (4,300 meters), as well as the airport’s location on a plateau with a 1,000 feet (300 meters) drop to the river below. The runway 09-27 is 2,106 meters (6,911 feet) long with a challenging but beautiful approach due to the above reasons. Aircraft operating are mostly included with up to 40 passenger seats, such as de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 turboprop. Also, Embraer EMB-120 and Fairchild Dornier 328 jet planes can be seen at the airport year-around.
Telluride Regional Airport, ICAO: KTEX, is available highly-detailed in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe Editions.