Getting Here - Electric Mountain Lodge Vacations

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Getting Here

Plan Your Trip

The Electric Mountain Lodge is located in the midst of Western Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest at 41348 Electric Mountain Ln, Paonia, CO 81428.

By Air

Most international airports will get you to a handful of airports in the region. It’s best to expect one or two stops along the way. The most accessible airports within driving distance to Electric Mountain Lodge include:

Montrose (MTJ) – 66.7 mi
Aspen (ASE) – 78.7 mi
Grand Junction (GJT) – 95.0 mi
Gunnison-Crested Butte (GUC) – 102.0 mi
Telluride (TEX) – 133.0 mi
Denver (DEN) – 245.0 mi

It’s also fairly common for guests to charter a helicopter from Aspen or Denver.

By Vehicle

If your vehicle or phone is equipped with a GPS device, you can use the Electric Mountain Lodge’s address as the central location to program your route: 41348 Electric Mountain Ln, Paonia, CO 81428

Grand Junction – 2 hr (89.0 miles) via US-50 E
Aspen – 2 hr 14 min (82.3 miles) via CO-82 W and CO-133 S
Telluride – 3 hr (134 miles) via US-550 N
Denver – 4 hr 30 min (221 miles) via I-70 W
Salt Lake City – (371 miles) via I-15 S, US-6 E, I-70 E and US-50 E to CO-92 E

Getting Up to the Lodge

Once you’ve arrived in Paonia, you can make the ascent up Steven’s Gulch by vehicle in non-winter months or via tracked vehicle in winter months. Additionally, guests may choose to ride up via snowmobile when the weather and conditions permit. The Electric Mountain Lodge is one of the few backcountry lodges in the world that’s strictly ride-in and ride-out. It’s situated three miles south of the Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail (SP Trail).

Inquire about road conditions or reserve transportation to get up to the Lodge:

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