When in Crested Butte, CO, no need to rent a car, just jump on the local and free, year-round bus or let a bus tour do the driving while you sit back and take in the sights.
Crested Butte is remotely located in southwestern Colorado. The landscape around this old mining town is absolutely stunning. Scenic drives are a great way to take in all of the area's wonders, yet if you are the driver you tend to miss out. Bus tours allow you to ride along and enjoy the view, without worrying about the road. Sit back and let someone else do the driving while you relax and take in the sights. Take some time to look into the listings on this page to make sure you find a tour that fits your style and your budget.
Mountain Express (Local Public Bus)
No need to rent a car when in Crested Butte. Not only is the city small enough to walk everywhere you need to go, but is offers a free and convenient bus system. The Mountain Express offers service from various points in Crested Butte to the ski area and town of Mt. Crested Butte. For your convenience, each creatively decorated bus offers wheelchair access, bike racks, and snowboard/ski racks.
- Mountain Express operates 365 days a year.
- In the winter, service starts at 7:10am and runs every fifteen minutes until 8:40pm, at which time service switches to every thirty minutes, running until midnight.
- In the summer, service runs every forty minutes.
- In addition to the Town Shuttle, Mountain Express also offers condo loop buses that serve the major condominium areas in Mt. Crested Butte. The Town Shuttle only stops at designated stops, while the condo shuttle will stop anywhere along its three routes.
- You can find bus times, routes, and maps online, at some hotels or on the bus. Or simply call them at 970-349-7318.
Rural Transit Authority (Bus Service between Gunnison and Crested Butte)
The Rural Transit Authority (RTA) provides bus services from Gunnison to Crested Butte.
- $2 one-way
- Schedules and Stops
Black Hills Stageline (Bus Service between Denver and Gunnison)
- Schedules and Stops
Alpine Express and Dolly's Mountain Shuttle offer airport shuttles between the Gunnison – Crested Butte Regional Airport and town.