Your Visit


Crested Butte  &  Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado

Surrounded by pristine mountains in every direction, Crested Butte is the epitome of the adventurous Colorado mountain lifestyle. You won’t find traffic lights or chain stores in this national historic town, but you will find a friendly community with world-class music and outdoor offerings. From hiking, to mountain biking, to a secluded fly-fishing experience, Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets.


There are several airports that serve the Mt. Crested Butte/Crested Butte area:

Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC): 30 minutes

Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ): 2 hours

Denver International Airport (DEN): 5 hours

United Airlines

United Airlines offers year-round service to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport


Gunnison Valley RTA

For a current schedule of airline service to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport visit the RTA website.

To contact the airport directly, please call 970.641.2304

Located on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains and near the center of the state, Crested Butte is easy to get to no matter where you are coming from. Driving through the scenic Colorado mountains in the summer is extraordinary.

Denver: 4 hours NOTE: Cottonwood Pass is expected to be closed for paving during the 2018 season.

Dallas: 14.5 hours

Phoenix: 12 hours

Airport Ground Transportation is available.

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Alpine Express Shuttle

Alpine Express Shuttle provides shuttle service to Mt. Crested Butte/Crested Butte. Reservations are required.


Gunnison: 970.641.5074



Gunnison: 970.641.0263



Gunnison: 970.641.4403



Gunnison: 970.641.2881


For the latest bus schedules from Gunnison to/from Crested Butte and to the Gunnison Valley visit:

Gunnison Valley RTA

Around Crested Butte:


For information about the free bus shuttle around Mt. Crested Butte and Crested Butte visit:

The Mountain Express


Music Festival patrons can receive special lodging rates from our valued lodging partners. Please visit the below links.

Crested Butte Lodging & Property Management


From one-bedroom hotel suites to four bedroom condos, Crested Butte Lodging specializes in vacation homes and an array of properties. Including lodging options with fully furnished kitchens, hot tubs, Wi-fi and stunning mountain and hillside views.

Elevation Hotel & Spa

500 Gothic Road, Mt. Crested Butte


Located at the base of Crested Butte Mountain, the Elevation Hotel and Spa offers 262 oversized rooms, state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, evening turndown service, two outdoor hot tubs overlooking the beautiful mountains.


Holiday Inn Gunnison

910 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison


Off Highway 50, near several national parks, this contemporary hotel is a 12-minute walk from downtown Gunnison, and 28.3 miles from Crested Butte mountain. Subdued rooms have flat-screen TVs with cable channels, work desks, microwaves, fridges and coffeemakers. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult, and there's free WiFi in every room, plus high-pressure shower heads in bathrooms. Suites add separate living areas with sofa beds and dining tables, balconies, Jacuzzis, plus steam showers. Hotel amenities include free hot breakfast, an indoor pool, whirlpool and BBQ grills, business and fitness centers, plus 2 boardrooms and free parking.

Crested Butte is a great place to try new things and enjoy the activities you love.  From arts and culture to rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, mountain biking at every level, hiking, horseback riding, golfing, taking a scenic jeep ride into the back country, riding the lift up the mountain or hot air ballooning, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte have something for everyone.

Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce

601 Elk Avenue

Crested Butte, CO 81224


Travel Crested Butte

Gunnison/Crested Butte Tourism Association

202 East Georgia Street

Gunnison, CO 801230

For a free vacation planner or to speak to a travel counselor call 877.448.1410


More For You To Do - The Arts In CB

Crested Butte has been officially designated a Creative District by Colorado Creative Industries. The Crested Butte Music Festival’s Ticket Office is within the district and is a member of the Arts Alliance of the East River Valley.

For more information on the arts in Crested Butte, visit:

Crested Butte Creative District

970.349.5338 /


Crested Butte Arts Festival

970.349.1184 /


Crested Butte Center for the Arts

970.349.7487 /


Crested Butte Film Festival

970.349.2571 /


Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

970.349.1880 /


Crested Butte Mountain Theatre

970.349.0366 /


Crested Butte Wildflower Festival

970.349.2571 /


Dance in the Mountains

970.349.5686 /


Trailhead Children’s Museum

970.349.7160 /


Western State Colorado University

970.943.2186 /