There is a free public bus which runs on a regular basis in winter between Gunnison and Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte. In addition, Dolly’s mountain Shuttle or the Alpine Express are two companies which run scheduled shuttle services from the airport. Car rentals are also available in Gunnison.
Driving from Denver in the summer (approx. 4.5 hours)
- Take 285 South to Buena Vista
- From the center of Buena Vista, go west over Cotton Wood Pass. There's a sign with an arrow pointing to the pass.
- On the other side of Cotton Wood Pass, you will eventually end at a "T" in the road. At this “T” you will be facing Taylor Reservoir. Take a left here and follow the road to the little town of Almont. At Almont, turn right on highway 135 to Crested Butte, which is about 30 minutes away. Mt. Crested Butte is just a few minutes up the road from the town of CB.
Driving from Denver in the winter (approx. 5.5 hours)
- Take 285 South toward Buena Vista until reaching the intersection of highway 24 and highway 285. Buena Vista is to your right, however, you turn left and continue south on 285 until reaching Poncha Springs
-From Poncha Springs, take highway 50 west over Monarch Pass to Gunnison. From Gunnison take highway 135 to Crested Butte, which is about 50 minutes away. Mt. Crested Butte is just a few minutes up the road from the town of CB.