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Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorCounty of Gunnison
LocationGunnison, Colorado
Elevation2340.3 m (7678 ft)

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Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport , also known as Gunnison County Airport, is a public airport located at the southern edge of Gunnison, Colorado. Operated by Gunnison County, it serves the valley and nearby Crested Butte, Colorado with both commercial airline and general aviation flights.

The majority of users traveling through Gunnison are mainly by vacationers coming to the area for the year-round outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, mountain biking, fishing, rafting, hiking and camping. The airport terminal consists of one large building housing two jetbridge gates, two ground-level gates, and a variety of rental car or shuttle bus companies. One baggage claim area in the lower lobby level houses a single carousel and a dedicated ski/oversize baggage slide. The airport sees limited regional jet service during the summer from Denver, however frequent larger aircraft service during winter months occurs from additional cities.It is located at (38.5339444, -106.9330278), at an elevation of 7678 feet or 2340 meters above mean sea level. U.S. 50 runs along the northwest side of the airport, which is located immediately south of downtown. Its close location is due in part to redevelopment of land formerly occupied by the Denver & Rio Grande narrow gauge railroad and rail yards. The line was abandoned in 1953.

Currecanti Recreation Area and Blue Mesa Reservoir is located nine (9) miles West of Gunnison. Also nearby is the Black Canyon National Monument, Taylor Reservoir, and Roaring Judy fish hatchery. Numerous ghost towns and scenic drives are located throughout the region as well.

In the months after the September 11 attacks, Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport was one of several airports to have a temporary presence of National Guard.

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