To help you make the most of your trip when you’re here, we have four Visitor Information Centers in Gunnison-Crested Butte. They’re all staffed by friendly locals who love to guide Gunnison-Crested Butte visitors to the best restaurants, shops, mountain bike trails, and more.
Gunnison Visitor Center
If you want to check before stopping by, call (970) 641.1501
If you’re coming in from the east, look for a log cabin on your right at the corner of Tomichi and Teller with Legion Park surrounding it and Jorgenson Park across the street.
If you’re coming in to town from the west, go straight past Main St and go 4 blocks. Look for the log cabin on your left. There is parallel parking on Tomichi and Teller and nose-in parking on Georgia one block north. Legion Park is a great place to let the kids run around and play in the playground while you pick up a vacation guide.
Crested Butte Visitor Center
If you want to check before stopping by, call (970) 349.6438
If you’re driving north from Gunnison, stay on 135 and go through the first stop sign. Continue to the second stop sign and turn right, then take an immediate left and park in the parking lot at the Visitor Center.
If you’re coming over Kelber Pass from the northwest, continue as County Road 12 turns into Whiterock Avenue. Turn left when Whiterock tees into 6th Street. Go two blocks and turn right at the stop sign, then an immediate left to park at the Visitor Center.
Mt. Crested Butte Visitor Center
Before and after hours, the transit center building is open, but unmanned. You may stop by and pick up a Visitor Guide and brochures from local businesses.
If you’re staying in a hotel or condo near the base area of Crested Butte Mountain, head to Mountaineer Square. If you stand in front of Django’s Restaurant and Wine Bar looking at it, the Transit Center and Visitor Center is the left.
If you’re staying elsewhere in Mt. Crested Butte or just passing through on your way to camp, you’ll want to follow the signs for parking for the Grand Lodge Hotel. As you drive through the parking lot and behind the hotel, you’l find a section of parking marked “hour and a half parking.” Park there and then walk to the bus loop and look for the Transit Center.
Gothic Visitor Center
The Visitor Center is located at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL). In addition to offering information on the area, you can also take a daily tour to learn about the history of RMBL, one of the world’s oldest and largest field stations.
RMBL is only accessible by vehicle during the summer months. To get to Gothic from Crested Butte or Mt. Crested Butte, drive on Gothic Road from Crested Butte and through the town of Mt. Crested Butte. When you hit Snodgrass, the road will turn to dirt. During winter months, the road is gated here and only accessible to non-motorized transportation like Nordic skis, snowshoes, and fat bikes. When the gate is open, you may drive out Gothic Road. After about 3.5 miles, you’ll pass over the East River and then you’ll see Gothic appear ahead of you. After driving over the Copper Creek bridge, look to your right and you’ll see the Weekley Visitor Center.