Travel to Gothic

We are located in Gothic, Colorado

Our physical address is 8000 County Road 317, Crested Butte, Colorado 81224. This is how you can get here:

Driving
From Denver to Crested Butte
Take I-70 West to exit 470 West, then take 285 South to Fairplay, then to Poncha Springs. Take Highway 50 West to Gunnison, then follow Highway 135 North 28 miles to Crested Butte.

From Colorado Springs to Crested Butte
Take Highway 24 West to 285 South to Poncha Springs, then take Highway 50 West to Gunnison. From there take Highway 135 North into Crested Butte.

From Crested Butte to Gothic
Upon entering Crested Butte, proceed through the 4-way-stop at the intersection at Elk Avenue and follow the highway (also called Gothic Road or County Road 317) up the mountain past the ski area and through Mt. Crested Butte (4 miles). The road will change from paved to dirt as you leave Mt. Crested Butte. Follow it another 3 miles into Gothic.

Gothic is a 5-hour drive from Denver or Colorado Springs and a 4-hour drive from Grand Junction. Please note that you cannot drive through Marble to get to RMBL.

***Please note that Cottonwood Pass (Buena Vista to Crested Butte) will be closed the summer of 2018)

Car Rentals
Denver – contact the rental company, or try airportrentalcars.com
Gunnison

Ride Board
Check the RMBL Ride Board if you need a ride or are willing to offer one. RMBL offers an online Ride Board service. You can post to this ride board, or check it if you need a ride. Be sure to include details such as your name, phone/email, dates, departure city and travel route.

Parking
Go here to learn about Parking at RMBL.

By Airplane
Denver, 800-AIR2DEN
If you fly into the Denver International Airport (250 mi./5 hrs from Gothic) you can rent a car, arrange pick up, or take the bus to Gunnison. See details below under “Bus”. If you plan to fly to/from Denver and use the bus service to/from Gunnison, please arrange your flights accordingly to make the connection. Once in Gunnison you can ride an Alpine Express van to Gothic for approximately $86.50 round-trip or $46.50 one-way, and prices decrease with additional passengers.

Gunnison 970-641-2304
United Airlines serves the nearby Gunnison Airport (34 miles/50 min. from Gothic). Flights come mainly from Denver. There are typically two flights a day, however we will update that information again in early spring 2018.

Alpine Express offers shuttle service from Gunnison to Gothic for approximately $86.50 round-trip or $46.50 one-way.

Montrose
After Gunnison, the next closest airport is located in Montrose (70 miles/1.5 hours from Gunnison). Flights into Montrose come mainly from Denver. There are car rentals from Montrose to Gunnison, and Alpine Express does offer a Charter Bus service for approximately $200 round-trip or $120 one-way.

Aspen
No shuttles are available from Aspen. If you drive from Aspen do not drive through Marble. Mapquest currently gives a route to RMBL through Aspen, but the route through Marble is a difficult 4-wheel drive road.

By Bus
There is bus service between Gunnison and Denver, CO. The service is operated by Express Arrow, and the cost is about $37.00 one-way. The bus arrives/departs Union Station and arrives/departs the Powerstop in Gunnison. When purchasing your ticket select the “Denver Amtrak” destination.

Denver to Gunnison

  • Depart Denver: 1:45 pm
  • Arrive Gunnison: 6:30 pm
  • Travel Time: 4 hr 50 min Total Distance: 214 miles

Gunnison to Denver

  • Depart Gunnison: 6:20 am
  • Arrive Denver: 11 am
  • Travel Time: 4 hr 55 min Total Distance: 214 miles

Traveling between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport (DIA)

Every 15 minutes the University of Colorado A line bus travels between Denver International Airport (DIA) and Denver Union Station. Cost is $9 one way and the trip takes 37 minutes. Go to the Denver RTD for more information. Please plan accordingly.

Gunnison-Gothic Shuttle
RMBL will arrange for transportation between Gunnison and Gothic around the arrival and departure dates of undergraduate students as part of the 10-week research program. Here are the parameters:

  • Cost is $50/trip
  • Friday, June 8, 2017, Gunnison to Gothic transportation only
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018, Gothic to Gunnison transportation only
  • You must fill out the online Travel Form by May 1st, or we may not be able to organize this transportation.
  • When this option is selected, the additional fee will be added to the student bill.
  • If you travel on days other than June 8 and Aug. 16 or you do not submit a travel form to us by May 1, you are responsible for organizing your own travel between Gunnison and Gothic.

Alpine Express offers shuttle service from Gunnison to Gothic for approximately $86.50 round-trip or $46.50 one-way.

Direct any questions to our Operations Coordinator at office@rmbl.org.