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 the we work with the airlines and what our relationship is with them, please go to our FAQ’s 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 strategic goals for air service which you can download by clicking this link.

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. This summer, the RTA has contracted with United Airlines to provide 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.

Book a United® Airlines economy ticket departing from Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport to anywhere within the 48 contiguous states by December 15, 2018 and complete all travel by December 15, 2018 and receive a 10% discount off the published fare on

For details, please visit

Airport Ground Transportation

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, CB Limo 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.

American Airlines

United Airlines

Check Flight Schedules into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport.

RTA Partners

Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Area Links

Gunnison County
City of Gunnison
Town of Crested Butte
Town of Mt. Crested Butte
Mountain Express Free Bus Service
CB / Mt. CB Chamber of Commerce
Gunnison Chamber of Commerce

RTA Planning Documents 
RTA Transit Policies, Procedures & Notices

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