Telluride Information Per Phish.com

From Phish
WELCOME TO TELLURIDE
We hope that you enjoy your time at the shows. Below is some useful information about the Town of Telluride and the event.
Parking for the Event
The Town of Telluride will be putting up a barricade at the entrance to town beginning Sunday August 8th at 5 p.m. You will not be allowed to drive into town unless you are a paying attendee of these shows. Please show your proof of purchase to these shows (i.e. email from Tickethorse or Music Today) and the staff at the barricade will issue you a temporary parking pass to allow you access to the town.
BE AWARE – if you bring your car into town before the barricade is set up YOU WILL BE TOWED UNLESS YOU HAVE THE PROPER PARKING CREDENTIALS after 5pm on Sunday evening through Wednesday morning.
You will not be able to drive into or park on the streets of Telluride after 5 p.m. on Sunday August 8th, unless you have a barricade pass affixed to the inside drivers windshield, a temporary parking pass or a handicapped permit. Please be aware none of these passes or permits excludes you from the Town of Telluride parking rules. Permit and parking meter regulations will remain in effect throughout the event.
If you have purchased lodging within the Town of Telluride the lodging company will provide you with a barricade pass and/or permit to park your car. The staff at the barricade will issue you a temporary pass to access your lodging. This pass will only be good for an hour, after that you must be parked as directed by the lodging company. Be forewarned lodging companies are limited in the number permits they are allowed, please contact your lodging company if you have any questions.
If you do manage to park in town without any of these permits, your car will be towed at the owner’s expense!
TOWN PARK CAMPGROUND: If you have purchased a camping pass for the Town Park campground please show your Town Park camping ticket(s) at the barricade. The barricade staff will issue you a temporary parking pass to allow access to the town. Follow the main street (Colorado Ave) through town to the end of the commercial district until you see a sign for the Town Park on your right. You will be stopped by staff on the bridge, please have your tickets ready again. You will be given a short amount of time to drive into the campground, unload you gear, and drive back out. As you leave the staff at the Vehicle Gate will give you a parking pass for free parking in one of the Event designated lots. These passes are only valid for the parking lot designated on the pass. The staff at the Vehicle Gate will direct you to the designated lot. If you are not parked at the lot designated on your parking pass, your car will be towed at the owner’s expense!
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPGROUND: If you have purchased a camping pass for the High School campground it is located on the left just past the barricade. The staff at the barricade will direct you where to park to unload your stuff. The staff at the campground will give you a parking pass for free parking in one of the Event designated lots. These passes are only valid for the parking lot designated on your pass. The staff will direct you to the designated lot. If you are not parked at the lot designated on your parking pass, your car will be towed at the owner’s expense!
LAWSON HILL CAMPGROUND: If you have purchased a camping pass for the Lawson Hill campground please follow the highway signs to Lawson Hill. The staff at the campground will direct you where to park to unload your stuff. They will also give you a parking pass for free parking in one of the Event designated lots. These passes are only valid for the parking lot designated on your pass. The staff will direct you to the designated lot.
If you are not parked at the lot designated on your parking pass, your car will be towed at the owner’s expense!
It is essential to pay attention to staff directions and signs directing you where to park. You may leave your car parked in the lot through out the shows, but you must move your car by noon on Wednesday, August 11th. If you do move your car from the lot before Wednesday you may not have a spot when you return.
YOU MAY NOT CAMP OR SLEEP IN YOUR VEHICLE IN THE PARKING LOTS.
NO PETS – Pets are not allowed in the event grounds, any campground or parking lot. Please be a humane and responsible owner and make arrangements for your pet to stay at home or in a kennel. Service animals are allowed.
Mountain Village The Town of Mountain Village is located above the Town of Telluride and can be accessed by a free twelve-minute gondola ride. The gondola runs daily from 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday the gondola hours will be extended to run from 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Mountain Village also offers covered parking for a fee, please follow the highway signs to Mountain Village to access this parking.
Transportation & Shuttle Service for the Festival
There are free shuttles that service the Town of Telluride, outlying campgrounds and town parking lots. These shuttles run Sunday from 12 p.m. – 3 a.m., Monday & Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 3 a.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The shuttles make stops at Town Park, Courthouse, the High School, and Lawson Hill. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes.
The Town of Telluride also operates a free bus system called the Galloping Goose. The shuttles operate daily on a town loop every 20 minutes from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. pick-up stations are listed on Galloping Goose signs around town.
The Town of Telluride has a beautiful bike path from the campgrounds to town if you would like to walk or bike back and forth. Lawson Hill is the furthest campground at 4 miles from the event grounds, the High School campground is less then a mile. Bike racks are located near the event grounds.
CONCERT RULES AND INFORMTAION
Tickets & Wristbands
All tickets can be exchanged at the Box Office, located at the entrance to Town Park. Once wristbands are placed on, they are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you remove, tear, damage or lose your wristband you will not receive a new one.
Phish Box Office hours:
Saturday August 7th Noon – 6 p.m.
Sunday August 8th Noon – 10 p.m.
Monday August 9th 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday August 10th 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Camping tickets can be exchanged for wristbands at each individual campground or at the main Box Office.
GATES- Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. You are allowed to enter and exit the event grounds beginning when the gates open until the band has ended each evening. Please be aware you must go through a security check each time you enter the event grounds.
AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES – Are allowed inside the event grounds, but must be self-contained and not obstruct the view of your fellow patrons. No video recording devices are ever allowed.
WEATHER – Please come prepared for any weather condition. This includes intense sun, heat, rain, wind, sleet and yes, possibly snow. At this altitude weather can change quickly so don’t forget sunscreen, hats, gloves and jackets. The show happens rain or shine! Telluride is 9,000ft above sea level so be prepared for extreme changes in temperature each day, bring layers.
FRISBEE – Per the Town of Telluride there is no Frisbee playing allowed in the event grounds.
CHILDREN – Kids 12 and under are free for the shows and camping, but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please accompany your children at all times. Lost children will be taken to the Medical tent located in the South East corner of the event grounds.
LOST & FOUND – Please go to the Warming Hut under the white tent inside the event grounds to report or reclaim all lost and found items.
MEDICAL SERVICES – While at the shows, EMT’s are standing by to help with any medical needs. They can be found in the South East corner of the event grounds near the port-o-potties. Outside of the event grounds, medical treatment can be obtained at the Telluride Medical Center located at 500 W Pacific Ave. The Medical Center can be reached by phone at 970-728-3848. In an emergency, please call 911.
GLASS, ALCOHOL AND VIDEO CAMERAS – Are not allowed in the event grounds. Please pack all food and beverage items in reusable containers. Food, beer and wine are sold (with an ID) within the event grounds.
DRINKING WATER – There is a free filtered water station along the vendor row in the event grounds please bring an empty reuseable water bottle or factory sealed water bottle, up to a gallon in size, to fill up and stay hydrated.
NO VENDING – Per Town of Telluride ordinance it is illegal to vend within the event grounds, campgrounds and parking lots.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS – Telluride is located at an elevation of 9,000ft. Altitude sickness is something you should be cognizant of. Be sure to drink plenty of water when you arrive and during your stay especially if you are coming from sea level. Also try to limit your alcohol intake, specifically when you first arrive in Telluride because alcohol causes dehydration, which is a major factor in altitude sickness.
NO PETS – Pets are not allowed in the event grounds, any campground or parking lot. Please be a humane and responsible owner and make arrangements for your pet to stay at home or in a kennel. Service animals are allowed. If you need a kennel nearby:
Trick or Treats Marie Whelan (970) 708 5205 (Telluride)
San Juan Vet Clinic (970) 249 4490 (Montrose)
Double Diamond 970 249 3067 (Montrose)
Campground Rules and Information
Please keep in mind the large impact that campers have on this beautiful and pristine valley. We highly encourage you to practice leave no trace and low impact camping. The land is graciously provided to us by the Town of Telluride, the Telluride High School, & Lawson Hill Property Owners. Please help us leave the area in the same condition in which it was found.
CAMP SITES – Space in all campgrounds is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Camping is sold per person and not per site. Please clean up campsites before leaving each day to avoid trash and/or food being blown about and attracting wildlife. Store food & alcohol out of sight within enclosed places such as tents, vehicles or coolers.
NO OPEN FIRES – The residents of Telluride have passed a clean air ordinance, which bans the burning of wood year round in homes and outdoors for air quality purposes. We know the nights can be chilly and that campfires are part of camping life, and we miss ’em just like you do. Thank you for your understanding and willingness to treat the town with the same respect that the local residents do year round.
NO PETS – Pets are not allowed in the event grounds, any campground or parking lot. Please be a humane and responsible owner and make arrangements for your pet to stay at home or in a kennel. Service animals are allowed.
CHARCOAL GRILLS – Charcoal grills are only allowed in Town Park. Backpacking stoves must have a metal pan in the High School and Lawson Hill campgrounds in order to protect the grass.
TENT STAKES -To protect the irrigation systems, tent stakes longer than 6″ are prohibited in the High School and Lawson Hill campgrounds. GRASS – No driving on or burning the grass in the Lawson Hill and High School campground.
DRINKING WATER – Water is available at the Town Park, High School & Lawson Hill campgrounds and the Conoco station outside of town.
TICKS – These little pests are always troublesome. Please take precautions.
HIGH SCHOOL CAMPING – In accordance with State & Federal laws tobacco and drugs are strictly prohibited.
NO VENDING – Per Town of Telluride ordinance it is illegal to vend within the event grounds, campgrounds and parking lots.
MISCELLANEOUS – No camping within 30 feet of any water source. In addition, there is no bathing or dishwashing allowed in any stream or natural water source.
SHOWERS – Town Park campers can shower at the permanent coin operated facilities located in Town Park. All other campers can obtain showers at the Telluride High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Showers cost $4 each and the proceeds go to support the Telluride High School Athletic Department.
TRASH, COMPOST & RECYCLING – Be responsible and keep campsites clean! Use Port-O-Lets, trash receptacles, recycling & compost bins correctly. It is imperative for campers to embrace “Leave no Trace” camping practices. We have at least one recycling & composting center in each campground. However, both efforts will only work if all of us make it work. Aluminum/tin, glass, and plastic can be co-mingled. Do not put trash in the recycling or composting bins or nothing will get recycled or composted. Clean up your campsite daily rather than all at once or the bins will become overfilled and our staff overwhelmed. If you have any questions please ask a staff member. Thanks for your help!
LOAD OUT PROCEDURE – On Wednesday morning hundreds of campers need to pack up and load out.
To avoid chaos and frayed nerves please follow these procedures:
1. Break camp.
2. Move your gear to the nearest convenient pick up spot.
3. THEN AND ONLY THEN, go get your vehicle.
4. Cooperate with staff when parking.
5. Load out as quickly as possible.
6. Since the campground closes at noon, please plan on being out by 11:45.