Accommodation & Transportation


Return Shuttles-
Return transportation may be booked through online race registration. Capacity is limited, no additional shuttles will be added once sold out.

Aspen to Crested Butte: $40/pp – Departing Saturday, 6:00 PM from Ajax Park.
Crested Butte to Aspen: $75/pp with bike – Departing Sunday, 5:30 PM from CBMR base.


Historically the following accommodations have provided discounted rates to Grand Traverse racers.  Contact them directly to receive current rate information.

Crested Butte Vacations
Book discounted lodging by calling or using the link below – (855) 382-2059
Search Discounted Lodging – Crested Butte Vacations Properties

Additional accommodations in Crested Butte include:

Cristiana Guesthaus 1-800-824-7899,
Located in walking distance from bus transportation to Mt. Crested Butte and the downtown business district.  Lite breakfast included.

Nordic Inn Crested Butte 970-349-5542,
Located on Mt. Crested Butte within walking distance from the Mountain Bike race finish at the base of Crested Butte.  Breakfast is included and the hotel is pet friendly.  Convenient location for free bus transportation into downtown Crested Butte.

Crested Butte Int. Lodge & Hostel 1-888-389-0588,

Free camping in close proximity to the downtown start location is being made available to racers by the Town of Crested Butte.  Participants can pitch a tent anywhere behind the restroom facility (showers NOT available) in Town Ranch Park.

Stay Aspen/Snowmass has discounted rates through it’s online search portal- , or 1-877-405-5611

Additional options in Aspen include:

Tyrolean Lodge 1-888-220-3809

The Limelight  1- 800-433-0832

Getting here:
Carpooling to and from Crested Butte & Aspen is highly encouraged! You can utilize the Grand Traverse Athlete Forum to coordinate carpooling and shuttling options with other racers.  Crested Butte is located just 30 minutes from the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport.  For airport transportation, contact Alpine Express at 800-822-4844 or visit

Race Day Luggage Transport:
Included in the registration fee is transportation for one Personal Gear bag from the Start to Finish.  These bags will be collected at the start line prior to your race start.  Note, racers SHOULD NOT put anything in the bags which may be needed in the event that you are unable to arrive at the finish (phones, wallet, etc.).

Runners who do not make the cut-off at Star Pass and are returned to Crested Butte should plan to pick up their bag at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, on Sunday afternoon.