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Driving Directions

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Driving Directions

No matter where you’re coming from, traveling to Crested Butte by car is a scenic and easy way to go. We have no doubt that you’ll be tempted to stop and take photos along the way—the views are breathtaking. And if you’re coming from the Front Range, we think your route will be a refreshing change from the traffic jams of the I-70 corridor. No bottlenecks and no toll lanes either! Drive time from Denver is 4 hours, and just under 4 hours from Colorado Springs.

From Denver

From Denver International Airport, take I-70 West, then exit to CO-470 East towards Colorado Springs. Then exit US-285 South towards Fairplay. Continue on US-285, turning right onto US-50 West towards Monarch Pass. When you arrive in Gunnison, take a right onto Main Street (CO-135 North) towards Crested Butte.

From Colorado Springs

Take US-24 West to US-285 South to Poncha Springs.  Then take US-50 West to Gunnison, over Monarch Pass.  When you arrive in Gunnison, take a right onto Main Street (US-135 North) towards Crested Butte.

From Texas & Oklahoma

Take I-25 north through Trinidad to Walsenburg.  Then take US-160 West to Alamosa, then US-285 North to Saguache.  Take CO-114 West to US-50 West to Gunnison.  When you arrive in Gunnison, take a right onto Main Street (CO-135 North) into Crested Butte. 

From Arizona & Phoenix

Take I-17 North to Flagstaff, then go North on US-89, then take US-160 East to Cortez.  Take CO-145 North to CO-62 East in Placerville towards Ridgeway.  In Ridgeway take US-550 North to Montrose, then take US-50 East to Gunnison.  When you arrive in Gunnison, take a left onto Main Street (CO-135 North) towards Crested Butte.

 

From Southern California & Nevada

Take I-15 North to Las Vegas, then take I-70 East towards Grand Junction.  Take US-50 East to Montrose, taking a left onto US-50 East in Montrose towards Gunnison.  When you arrive in Gunnison, take a left onto Main Street (CO-135 North) towards Crested Butte.

From Northern California & Utah

Take I-80 east to Salt Lake City then take I-15 South to US-6 East towards Price.  Follow I-70 East to Grand Junction, then take US-50 East to Montrose.  In Montrose take a left to continue on US-50 East to Gunnison.  When you arrive in Gunnison, take a left on Main Street (CO-135 North) towards Crested Butte.

From New Mexico

Take US-285 North to Alamosa, CO.  Continue on US-285 North to Saguache, taking a left onto CO-114 West to US-50 West.  Take a left on US-50 West and continue to Gunnison.  When you arrive in Gunnison, take a right onto Main Street (CO-135 North) towards Crested Butte.