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Traveling to Telluride and Lodging



Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) is 67 miles, a scenic 1.5 hour drive to Hotel Madeline, and offers direct flights from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.


Grand Junction Regional Airport is 130 miles and about a 2.5 hour drive via US-550. A larger airport with a higher number of daily flights, it is served by United, American, Delta and US Airways.


Telluride Express offers daily, shared shuttle rides from both Montrose and Grand Junction Regional Airports. Round trip fare from Montrose is $100 and $160 from Grand Junction.


Denver International Airport is 350 miles and about a 6.5 hour drive via via US-50 and US-285.


NOTE: It is worth considering using public transport to reach Telluride for the conference, parking at The Madeline Hotel costs $25 per day.




All IRCRA Congress meetings will be held at:

The Madeline Hotel & Residences

568 Mountain Village Blvd

Telluride, CO   81435 


The Madeline Hotel (where the Congress takes place) has provided the IRCRA with 15 rooms at a discounted rate.  These will go fast so we encourage making reservations early!


Discounted rooms may be viewed here

With recent upgrades, a fresh experience awaits travelers at the the only Four-Diamond full-service resort in Telluride, Colorado: the re-imagined Madeline Hotel and Residences. With new dining and several new on-site activities, there’s something for everyone. Featuring 11 suites and 89 slope side guestrooms, the hotel has recently completed upgrades to its residences, including new hardwood floors, luxury furnishings, paint and lighting.


A great dining experience can be found at Madeline’s new restaurant, Black Iron Kitchen and Bar (located in the former space of SMAK Bar). The newly renovated space features a warm and inviting feel, complete with deep woods, dark steel, natural stone, and multiple outdoor “fire tables,” which create great inviting spots for gathering and of course people-watching in the heart of the Mountain Village. The menu has been slightly revamped, featuring “modern mountain cuisine” cultivated by fresh mountain produce and proteins sourced seasonally from farmers, purveyors and artisan growers throughout the Four Corners region. For the drink connoisseur, Black Iron Kitchen and Bar’s Libations Program offers guests a rotating selection of seasonal beers and specialty cocktails, as well as refined wines. Don’t fret – the SMAK Mary remains a feature on the menu.

Madeline’s new kids hangout, 20 Below (adults over 20 must be escorted by a kid), features a movie lounge, electronic gaming consoles, an art wall, and four MACs. This unique hangout also offers off-site activities.


The new Madeline Studio, a new yoga and Pilates facility now located adjacent to the main Hotel and Residence entrance. The Studio offers scheduled classes daily as well as private instruction.


Enjoy a great stay in the Colorado Rockies located at the heart of Mountain Village in Telluride, Colorado. A Virtuoso® -preferred destination and member of The Leading Hotels of The World© , Madeline is a four-diamond rated, ski-in ski-out resort featuring 89 guest rooms, 11 suites, 60 residences, two restaurants, 4,000 square feet of meeting space, and multiple world-class amenities including the Madeline Spa.


Note: Madeline Hotel Rates: King and Double Queen - $169-$189 (USD), does not include 12.4% sales tax (subject to change). Current regular pricing for these types of rooms during this date range are $355-395 (USD) per night.  The Madeline does have other types of rooms to reserve at a discount as well.  For reservations call (877)797-4806 FREE and tell the agent you will be attending the International Rock Climbing Research Association IRCRA Conference.  The deadline for making reservations at the IRCRA group rate is July 4, 2016.

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