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


Loding options in Crested Butte

Crested Butte Lodging & Property Management

Phone: 800.451.5699

Elevation Hotel & Spa


Loding options in Gunnison

ABC Motel

Phone: 970.641.2400

Alpine Inn

Phone: 970.641.2804

Comfort Inn

Phone: 970.642.1000

Days Inn & Suites

Phone: 970.641.0608


Phone: 970.641.3068

Holiday Inn Express

Phone: 970.641.1288

The Inn @ Tomichi Village

Phone: 970.641.1131

Island Acres

Phone: 970.641.1442

Long Holiday Motel

Phone: 970.641.0536

Quality Inn

Phone: 970.641.1237

Rodeway Inn

Phone: 970.641.0500

Water Wheel Inn

Phone: 970.641.1650

Western Motel

Phone: 970.641.1722

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 /