Denver (DEN): Crested Butte is quite far from Denver, about a 5hr drive up to resort. You will need to hire a car from the airport as there are not many transfer options from Denver.
Driving Directions: Leaving Denver International Airport, take interstate 70 west, take the exit to highway 470 west, the take highway 285 south to Fairplay and on to Poncha Springs, then take highway 50, heading west to Gunnison, then highway 135 north into Crested Butte.
Montrose (MTJ): Montrose Regional Airport is about 1hr 30mins from Crested Butte and there are shuttles run by Alpine Express from here to Gunnison and Crested Butte. There is also car hire available at the airport.
Driving Directions: From Montrose Regional Airport head northwest on Airport Rd take the 1st right to stay on Airport Rd the turn left onto N Townsend Ave go left again onto US-50 E/Maple Rd/N San Juan Ave and continue to follow US-50 E/N San Juan Ave. Take a left onto US-50 E/E Main St and continue to follow US-50 E, turn left onto CO-135 N/N Main St and continue to follow CO-135 N. Take a left onto Whiterock Ave
Then turn right onto 2nd St and take the 2nd left onto Elk Ave, you hav earrived in Crested Butte!
Gunnison (GUC): Gunnison Airport is roughly 30 mins form Crested Butte and regular shuttles are run by Alpine Express to and from the resort. Car hire is also available at the airport.
From Gunnison, head north on 11th St toward W Rio Grande Ave, turn right onto Tomichi Ave then turn left onto CO-135 N/N Main st and continue to follow CO-135 N take a left onto Whiterock Ave then right onto 2nd street. LAstly, take the 2nd left onto Elk Avenue and you have arrived.
Whenever your are driving to resort, take care in snowy conditions and call 303.639.1111 for local road reports.