Flying to Crested Butte


Crested Butte is about 30 miles north of Gunnison, Colorado, and the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC).  Please see the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association website for Flight Information.

Alpine Express offers comfortable and reliable transportation to and from the Gunnison-Crested Butte airport. You'll need to make reservations at least 48 hours in advance.

Driving to Crested Butte



Located near the center of the state, Crested Butte is actually pretty easy to get to no matter where you're coming from. And the drive through the mountains in summer is extraordinary!  Drive time from Denver is 4 hours, and a little under 4 hours from Colorado Springs.

From Denver:

From Denver International Airport, take interstate 70 west, exit to highway 470 west, highway 285 south to Fairplay then Poncha Springs, highway 50 west to Gunnison, then highway 135 north into Crested Butte.

From Colorado Springs:

Take highway 115 south to highway 50, highway 50 west to Gunnison, then highway 135 north into Crested Butte.

From Montrose:

Take highway 50 east to Gunnison, then highway 135 north into Crested Butte.

From New Mexico - Santa Fe - Albuquerque - Taos:

From highway 285, take highway 160 west to Alamosa, highway 285 north to Saguache, highway 114 north to highway 50, highway 50 west to Gunnison, then highway 135 north into Crested Butte.

From Texas and Oklahoma:

Take interstate 25 north through Trinidad to Walsenburg, highway 160 west to Alamosa, highway 285 north to Saguache, highway 114 north to highway 50, highway 50 west to Gunnison, then highway 135 north into Crested Butte.

From Arizona - Phoenix:

Take interstate 17 to Flagstaff, north on highway 89, highway 160 to Cortez, north on highway 145, highway 62 to Ridgway, highway 550 north to Montrose, highway 50 east to Gunnison, then highway 135 north into Crested Butte.

From California and southern Nevada - Los Angeles - Las Vegas:

Take interstate 15 to Las Vegas, interstate 70 to Grand Junction, highway 50 east to Montrose and on to Gunnison, then highway 135 north into Crested Butte.

From Northern California and Utah - San Francisco - Salt Lake City:

Take interstate 80 to Salt Lake City, interstate 15 via highway 6 and interstate 70 to Grand Junction, highway 50 east to Gunnison, then highway 135 north into Crested Butte.