Getting Around

Getting Around

There’s no need for a car when you visit Crested Butte. The valley is easily accessible through a variety of transportation services, including a one-of-a-kind Town Shuttle. The ride is free, and each bus has been painted by a different local artist (we dare you to try and pick a favorite)! Shuttle services are also available between the resort and the local airport, and taxi and specialty services make it easy to get to dinner, pick up groceries, have them delivered, or even get to the trailhead. We think you’ll find drivers helpful and friendly—it’s the Crested Butte way, after all—and you’ll be surprised by how easy it is to kick back, relax, and let the locals do the driving for you.

Free Town Shuttle

Mountain Express operates a free shuttle between the towns of Mt. Crested Butte and Crested Butte. During the height of the season, it comes every 15 minutes so you’ll never wait long for a ride.

In true local character, every bus was painted by a different local artist—so many it’s hard to pick a favorite. Maybe the Aspen bus. Or the cow bus with the tail hanging off the back. Or the new Mountain Bike bus. We dare you to pick a favorite!

During the summer, Mountain Express also runs a shuttle to the town site of Gothic—trailhead for Judd Falls and home of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, where you can learn about the mountains and meet world renowned scientists in action.

And during the winter, the Condo Loop and Outer Condo Loops connect the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center to local condominiums. For more information, call 970-349-5616

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Alpine Express Airport Shuttle

Alpine Express meets every flight into the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport and provides door-to-door shuttle service all the way to Mt. Crested Butte. It’s a short, scenic 30 minute transfer with mountain and pastoral views. With a fleet of 30 vehicles, baggage handling and luxury limousine service available, you’re sure to find a ride that meets your needs.

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Taxi & Delivery Services

Crested Butte Specialty Services provides private transportation and delivery. Their 6-passenger Chevy Suburbans are spacious and comfortable with ample room for cargo and are equipped with a DVD player, XM Radio, iPod hook-ups, heated rear captain's chairs and 4-wheel-drive. They’re also committed to employing the friendliest and safest drivers in the area so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.

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Taxi & Limo

Crested Butte has an excellent local taxi service. Alpine Express meets every flight and provides door-to-door shuttle service between Gunnison Airport and Crested Butte, a short, scenic 30 minute transfer. Statewide charter available. Fleet of 30 vehicles, from 10-passenger vans to 24-passenger coaches. Baggage handling and luxury limousine service available