Getting To and Around Crested Butte

Getting Around

Crested Butte is located approximately 230 miles from Denver.  If you are driving you will get on 6th Avenue to 285 S and US 50 W for approximately 200 miles.  You will follow CO 135 N to Elk Ave. in Crested Butte.

You can also Fly into Gunnison Regional Airport from Denver which is 28 miles from the Town of Crested Butte, and 31 miles to the Town of Mt. Crested Butte. 

Additionally, there are plenty of shuttle services in and out of Gunnison- Crested Butte Regional Airport. 

Crested Butte

Crested Butte

Also the Downtown area of Crested Butte, this area of town is NOT on the mountain, but offers all of the fun of Downtown.  Located near many stores, restaurants and ample nightlife and character- Crested Butte is a great place to stay.  Rooted in Western history, Downtown Crested Butte is just 3 miles from Mount Crested Butte and everything is walkable.  A free shuttle service runs to and from the Mountain making this an easy and popular choice of places to stay.

Mt. Crested Butte

Crested Butte

If you want to be on or near the Mountain, this is your choice.  There are many options available on Mt. Crested Butte, which is it’s own town.  Many of the hotels offer on-site restaurants and spas, so many of the amenities you are looking for are available to you without having to travel downtown.  If you wish to travel downtown, there is a free shuttle bus that takes you 3 miles downtown.