Air Service

The Gunnison Valley RTA works with its partners and the airlines to entice them to fly their aircraft to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC).  To find out more about how we work with the airlines and what our relationship is with them, please go to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

What are you spending to fly from other airports? Driving, parking and staying overnight in cost money.  #ThinkGUCFirst and calculate your costs using this TOOL.

To see current air schedules, please click here.

The RTA has a set of goals for air service, download the pdf here.

The airport is located in the City of Gunnison and is 28 miles from the Town of Crested Butte and 31 miles from the Town of Mt. Crested Butte. The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport has daily flights all year on United Airlines from Denver. During the winter months, you can also fly on  American Airlines non-stop from Dallas/Ft.Worth and on United Airlines non-stop from Houston. During the summer, United Airlines provides service daily non-stop from Houston.  To contact the airport directly, please call 970.641.2304.

Local’s Fares

The RTA is aware of a 10% discount available for travelers departing the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) on United Airlines.

Travel from Gunnison to anywhere United flies within the 48 Contiguous United States between December 1, 2021 and November 30, 2021 and receive a 10% discount on United Economy adult published fares.

For details, please visit

Airport Ground Transportation

Alpenglow Rentals, HertzAvis, and Budget car rentals are available at the airport. We recommend making advance arrangements to rent a car prior to arrival. Transportation is also offered by Alpine Express; reservations are required. You can also book a private shuttle with Rocky Rides or Dolly’s Mountain Shuttle.

Once you are here, the communities of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte offer The Mountain Express FREE bus that runs regularly between the two towns. The Gunnison Valley RTA also offers FREE bus service between Gunnison and Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte. These buses do NOT serve the airport and are not capable of handling luggage.

Airport Parking

Parking is available at the airport terminal and routinely patrolled by airport staff. To purchase a daily or monthly pass, please go to an entrance foyer for information. Parking envelopes are available immediately inside the terminal entry doors and fees are payable in advance. To purchase an annual pass please contact Airport staff directly at (970) 641-2304.

STATEMENT OF RIGHTS: In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Civil Rights Act of 1964, The RTA does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender. For more information about these statutes, or to file a complaint, contact the RTA designated Disability Rights and Title VI coordinator, Scott Truex, Executive Director, PO Box 1911, Crested Butte, CO. 81224 or email For Telecommunication Relay Service, call 1-800-659-2656 (hearing impaired). Individuals will be permitted to uses service animals, as defined within ADA guidelines, if necessary