Airfield Details

The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) provides frequent commercial service with airline partner United Express (operated by SkyWest and Mesa), United Airlines, and American Airlines. It is a publicly owned, public use airport located 1 mile southwest of the City of Gunnison, Colorado. 

The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport is a certificated Part 139 airfield and provides the day-to-day operations of such. Airport staff maintains the airport (building maintenance, upkeep, cleaning, etc.) and airport grounds (all airport property and structures, mowing, snow and ice removal, etc.). The airport also provides aircraft rescue fire fighting (ARFF) and airport security. The airport is responsible for a Wildlife Management Plan and all aspects of airport parking. Most of the airport's functions are federally regulated. Night landing issues are county regulated and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved. Airport staff secures grant revenues for, and oversees, capital improvement projects and are an enterprise fund of Gunnison County.

The Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport is an Index B airport for ARFF coverage

For more information related to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, visit the AirportIQ website.

Runway Information
Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport has two runways.  Runway 06-24 is 9400 feet long and 150 feet wide, and runs southwest-northeast.  This runway is equipped with high intensity runway lighting and rotating beacon which is available 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM local time.  Seasonally available is runway 17-35, a gravel & turf runway 3000 ft. long and 150 ft. wide.  It is published open May 1 through Dec. 1, and is available as conditions permit.

Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport also has a tether for tether testing of helicopters, which has been tested to 50,000 pounds.

Fixed Base Operator: Gunnison Valley Aviation
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Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS)
Current airport weather conditions are available 24 hours a day, via the AWOS by calling 970-641-3240 or tuning to 135.075 on VHF radio band.