The Crested Butte Airport
3V6 - Crested Butte Colorado
1/6/2005 AIRPORT STILL OPEN, But Runway Shortened by Real Estate Developer
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Despite the rebuke of the Colorado Court of Appeals, despite all the legal documents, the legal description and the covenants that guarantee the runway to be an aircraft runway in perpetuity, a real-estate developer (with full support of Gunnison County) recently destroyed a portion of the runway. The remainder of the runway is also being used by heavy construction trucks.

Use extreme caution when operating at the Crested Butte Airport.

More updates to come soon
The Crested Butte Airport was approved as a public use airport and was built in 1975. The field elevation is 8,980 Ft. MSL and the runway length is 4,485 feet.
Crested Butte, Colorado is a small resort town located between Aspen and Gunnison. It offers wonderful skiing in the winter and in the summer, Crested Butte has been named the Wild Flower Capital of the State.
The Historic Town of Crested Butte (a National Historic District) is truly one of the friendliest, most charming towns in the Rockies. It is undoubtedly the last great Colorado ski town.
The majority of the flights operations at the airport are medical evacuations. This is important to remember! In recent years the airport has been threatened by a proposed high-density housing development of more than 500 units and a proposed road across the existing (and paved) runway as sole access to the housing complex.
The recently incorporated "Friends Of The Crested Butte Airport" is trying to preserve the airport and its public usage, promote flight safety, youth programs and community awareness.
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