How to Get There

You may choose to fly into Denver, Colorado Springs, Montrose, Grand Junction or even Santa Fe or Albuquerque, New Mexico. All of these locations are within 1-1/2 to 5 hours driving time to Crested Butte. Another option is to fly directly into Gunnison, a short 30 miles south of Crested Butte, where you can pick up a rental car or shuttle service. Shuttle service can be arranged by calling Alpine Express at 1-800-822-4844. This should be done prior to your arrival.

Air Transportation

You may choose to fly into Denver, Colorado Springs, Montrose, Grand Junction or even Santa Fe or Albuquerque, New Mexico. All of these locations are within 1-1/2 to 5 hours driving time to Crested Butte. Another option is to fly directly into Gunnison, a short 30 miles south of Crested Butte, where you can pick up a rental car or get limo service. Limo service can be arranged by calling Alpine Express at 970-641-5074. This should be done prior to your arrival.

CITY DISTANCE TO CRESTED BUTTE ESTIMATED DRIVING TIME
Denver 227 miles 4 to 4-1/2 hours
Colorado Springs 201 miles 3-1/2 to 4 hours
Montrose 92 miles 1-1/2 to 2 hours
Grand Junction 155 miles 3 hours
Santa Fe (Albuquerque) 291 miles 5 to 5/12 hours

Driving Directions

From DenverFrom 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 24 west to highway 285, highway 285 south to Poncha Springs, 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 Montrose 
Take highway 50 east for about 63 miles until highway 135, turn left onto highway 135 and head north into Crested Butte.

From Grand JunctionTake highway 50 east 120 miles until highway 135, turn left onto highway 135 and head north into Crested Butte.

From New Mexico – Santa Fe – Albuquerque – TaosFrom 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 OklahomaTake 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 – PhoenixTake 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 CityTake 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.