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 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.
Alpine Express Shuttle
Alpine Express Shuttle provides shuttle service to Mt. Crested Butte/Crested Butte. Reservations are required.
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
Lodging in Crested ButteCrested Butte Lodging & Property Management
800.451.5699Elevation Hotel & Spa
Lodging in GunnisonABC Motel
970.642.1000Days Inn & Suites
970.641.3068Holiday Inn Express
970.641.1288The Inn @ Tomichi Village
970.641.1442Long Holiday Motel
970.641.0500Water Wheel Inn
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 / cbcreativedistrict.org
Crested Butte Arts Festival
970.349.1184 / crestedbutteartsfestival.com
Crested Butte Center for the Arts
970.349.7487 / crestedbuttearts.org
Crested Butte Film Festival
970.349.2571 / cbfilmfest.org
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
970.349.1880 / crestedbuttemuseum.com
Crested Butte Mountain Theatre
970.349.0366 / cbmountaintheatre.org
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
970.349.2571 / crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com
Dance in the Mountains
970.349.5686 / dancecrestedbutte.org
Trailhead Children’s Museum
970.349.7160 / trailheadkids.org
Western State Colorado University
970.943.2186 / western.edu