Nothing beats the drive up Highway 135 to Crested Butte, with towering mountains in either direction and a wide valley floor filled with snow or wildflowers, depending on the season…except for maybe the drive over Kebler Pass in summer or fall.
The Gunnison Airport (GUC) is very convenient for your trip to Crested Butte. Just 28 miles away, the number of flights each day vary depending on the time of year. During the winter, you can fly here from Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Houston and Chicago on United, American, and Alaskan Airlines. Visit the following link for the Gunnison Airport flight schedule.
The Montrose Airport (MTJ), only 90 minutes from Crested Butte, also has flights from a number of cities. So, if you can't find your flight into Gunnison Airport, you should check out Montrose Airport, Grand Junction (2 1/2 - 3 hours, GJT), Colorado Springs (3 1/2 - 4 hours, COS) and Denver (4 - 4 1/2 hours, DEN).
Denver is the 5th busiest airport in the United States and services flights from all over the country. The drive from the Front Range through the heart of the Rockies to Crested Butte is a fantastic tour of some of the most scenic places in Colorado, so don’t let the few hours’ drive deter you.
For details on how to get to beautiful Crested Butte, contact a land consultant today at (866) 535-6144, Ext 20!