Getting Here


Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte can be accessed in a variety of ways. 
  • By Air
    There are several airports that serve 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

    The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) is your closest option if you are considering flying in for the Festival. United Airlines services the airport year-round. Upon arrival at the airport, shuttle service on Alpine Express and car rental (Hertz, Budget and Avis at the airport) are available for the drive to Crested Butte. 
     
    New For Summer 2015 – United Airlines Air Schedule – Houston to & From Gunnison/Crested Butte Regional Airport
     
    Saturday, June 20th & Wednesday, June 24th
                                   Houston – Gunnison 5:45 PM (Arrives 6:51 PM)
    Sunday, June 21st & Thursday, June 25th
                                   Gunnison – Houston 7:45 AM (Arrives 11:04 AM)
    June 27th – August 19th (Sat, Sun, Wed, & Fri only)
                                   Houston – Gunnison 5:45 PM (Arrives 6:51 PM)
    June 28th – August 20th (Sun, Mon, Thur & Sat only)
                                   Gunnison – Houston 7:45 AM (Arrives 11:04 AM)
    August 22nd – September 5th (Sat & Wed only)
                                   Houston – Gunnison 5:45 PM (Arrives 6:51 PM)
    August 23rd – September 6th (Sun & Thur only)
                                   Gunnison – Houston 7:45 AM (Arrives 11:04 AM)


     
  • By Car
    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
    Dallas: 14.5 hours
    Phoenix: 12 hours


  • Airport Ground Transportation is available.
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    Alpine Express Shuttle provides shuttle service to Mt. Crested Butte/Crested Butte reservations are required.
                                                    Alpine Express Shuttle
                                                    www. alpineexpressshuttle.com
                                                    800.822.4844
                                                    Gunnison: 970.641.5074
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                                                     Avis
                                                    www.avis.com
                                                    800.633.3469
                                                    Gunnison: 970.641.0263
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                                                    Budget
                                                    www.budget.com
                                                    800-218-7992
                                                    Gunnison: 970.641.4403
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                                                     Hertz
                                                    www.hertz.com
                                                    800.654.3131
                                                    Gunnison: 970.641.2881
  • By Bus
    Festival goers may also consider taking the Gunnison Valley RTA bus system, which offers daily service from Denver to Gunnison
     
  • Travel around Mt. Crested Butte and Crested Butte
    From June 13 – September 7 the Mountain Express provides free bus shuttle service between Mt. Crested Butte and Crested Butte.  The free service runs every 20 minutes from 7:35 am to 9:35 pm and every 40 minutes from 9:35 pm to 11:35 pm.