Crested Butte is about 4 hours west of Denver by car… or about 38 minutes by plane :) Mike’s sister Mary Ann and her family had a little weeked getaway with us. It’s at 9,000 ft. elevation, so the air is a little t-h-i-n. The boys scrambled up loose rocks to summit a nearby mountain and take in the WOW factor of a view.
We did our shortest landing so far, a 4,000 ft. runway at 8,980 ft. elevation. It had a 2% grade, so you land uphill and takeoff downhill. Good ol’ Buckhorn Ranch airstrip. No hangars, no gas, no people. But a really pretty place!