The nearest airport is the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, in the town of Gunnison, which is a 45 minute drive from Crested Butte. Year-round daily flights are provided on United Express from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport. There are additional United flights in winter along with two daily non-stop flights from Dallas - Fort Worth (DFW) on American Airlines. And one daily non-stop flight from Houston (IAH) on Continental Airlines. The flight schedules are subject to change. We recommend you always check with the airline to confirm current schedules.

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.

Getting Here
"My wife and I spent three nights in Crested Butte in summer of 2010. The town home was right across the ski slope and we could see mountain bikers riding down the mountain. We saw a beautiful double rainbow on the mountain from the living room balcony. The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable! "

Nev & Brenda
Chicago, IL