Gothic Opening Updates

Gothic Road Status (CR317):  Open!  

5/23/2024 – The gate on Gothic Road opened this morning and the road is passable to Gothic.  A few places on the road are soft and with the county’s attention turned elsewhere, spring maintenance may be delayed this year.  Please drive slowly and with care for the road.

US50 Status:  CLOSED west of Gunnison over Blue Mesa

A bridge on US 50 west of Gunnison over Blue Mesa has been closed by the CDOT due to safety reasons.  This is the main access to the Gunnison/Crested Butte area from the west. There is currently a local detour route that is available at specific times of the day to bypass the bridge.  See the DOT website for details.  Kebler Pass is not yet open for the season and the county has indicated that is it not likely to be open for Memorial weekend.

DOT has indicated that the bridge will be open for limited traffic for the July 4 holiday, with continued repairs into winter.

4/29/2024 – Executive Director Ian Billick’s message to P.I.s on how the closure may affect the RMBL Community can be found HERE

Overnight Parking:  Gothic

Dining Hall:  Will open on June 5. 

Last Updated 5/23/24

Admin Office Location:  Gothic

We are currently transitioning our office from 308 3rd Street in Crested Butte to the Barclay building in Gothic.  Some services and hours may be limited until through May.  Email if you need in-person assistance.

Last Updated 5/28/24

Shipping Address:  Gothic Address (UPS or Fed-Ex) and/or Post Office (USPS)

Last Updated 5/23/24

Mail & Shipping Information – Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (

Water to Summer Cabins:  Shut Off.  

The current plan is to start turning the summer water system on to cabins the week of June 3.  Water will come on in stages over the week.  However, the water is not potable (do not drink) until it is tested and approved by the state, likely the third week of June.  We will make an announcement when it is ready.  In the meantime, only drink water from portable sources (check with admin).

Last Updated 5/23/24

Shower House:  Open.


Last Updated 5/28/24

Laundry Room:  Open.

Last Updated 5/23/24

Internet to Summer Cabins:  Online.   

Last Updated 5/28/24

If you find your cabin does not have working Wi-Fi, please email

Computer Lab & Printing:  Open.

Last Updated 5/28/24

Visitor Center:  CLOSED

Last Updated 10/3/2023