Flying to Crested Butte Airports

There are two regional Crested Butte airports that will help you get to the valley as quickly as possible: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC), which is only a 30 minute drive away and Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ), about a 90 minute drive away. Both airports are served by a couple of major airlines, but if direct flights aren’t available from where you’re located, connecting through Denver International Airport (DEN) is usually the easiest route.

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Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport (GUC)

Air service to GUC varies depending on the season. The 2016/17 winter season airline service to GUC has been expanded, making it easier than ever to fly directly to Gunnison-Crested Butte. United Airlines offers non-stop service from Chicago (ORD) daily from December 16, 2016 – January 3, 2017. In the spring this flight will operate Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from February 18, 2017 – April 2, 2017.

United Airline will also offer non-stop service from Houston (IAH) daily from December 16, 2016 – January 3, 2017. In the spring this flight will operate on Saturdays only from February 18, 2017 – April 1, 2017. United Express daily service from Denver (DEN) will complement United’s flights from Chicago and Houston, and will fly from DEN twice daily on peak days.

Alaska Airlines with fly non-stop from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) from December 15, 2016 – April 3, 2017. On peak days, Alaska will fly from DFW twice daily. Alaska Airlines also offers non-stop service from Los Angeles (LAX) from December 17, 2016 – March 25, 2017.

Gunnison Airport

711 Rio Grande Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-2304Map
Website • Hours: 6am – 10.30pm

Note: Schedules are subject to change so you should confirm times with the carrier.

Car Rentals and Shuttle Service

You can reserve a car or SUV through Hertz, Avis, and Budget at the airport or in advance. For shuttle service to town or the resort reserve through Alpine Express or take private transportation with Crested Butte Speciality Services or Dolly’s Mountain Shuttle.

Public transportation is also available from Gunnison (not the airport) to Crested Butte through the Gunnison Valley RTA three times a day (only carry-on items and ski/snowboard equipment allowed).

Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)

The year-round airline partner is United Airlines with daily flights from Denver (DEN). In the winter, American Airlines flies non-stop from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW), United Airlines offers flights non-stop from Los Angeles (LAX), NY/Newark (EWR), and Chicago (ORD), Delta Airlines flies non-stop from Atlanta (ATL), and Allegiant Air flies non-stop from Phoenix (AZA) and Oakland (OAK).

Montrose Airport

2100 Airport Rd, Montrose, CO 81401
(970) 249-3203Map
Website • Hours: Open 24/7

Note: Schedules are subject to change so you should confirm times with the carrier.

Car Rentals and Shuttle Service

You can reserve a car or SUV through Hertz, Avis, National/Alamo, Enterprise, and Budget at the airport or in advance. For shuttle service take Alpine Express or for private transportation take Dolly’s Mountain Shuttle, Mountain Limo (48 hour advance reservations required), or Crested Butte Speciality Services.