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The cheapest times to fly from DSM to GUC are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • February 19th to March 4th
  • March 19th to June 24th (except the weeks of April 2nd and May 21st)
  • October 8th to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DSM to GUC is early January. Prices can be as high as $962 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $460 for Tuesday flights around early January.

 

When to Fly to Gunnison

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Gunnison, CO (GUC) will usually cost between $490 to $650 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $500. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $713. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $213 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $530 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to GUC flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DSM to GUC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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DSM to GUC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to GUC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.45, which is a bit above average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $68 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $511. Return trip prices are from the GUC to DSM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DSM to GUC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 18 minutes may not be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DSM to GUC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field Airport (ALS) in Alamosa, CO

  • 96 miles (154 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 44.81% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to ALS flights

Destination alternative #2: City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) in Colorado Springs, CO

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 27.74% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to COS flights

Destination alternative #3: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 26.23% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to GJT flights

Destination alternative #4: Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in Eagle, CO

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 19.06% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to EGE flights

Destination alternative #5: Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport (ASE) in Aspen, CO

  • 48 miles (77 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 8.30% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to ASE flights

Destination alternative #6: Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO) in Durango, CO

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from GUC
  • Usually 9.34% less expensive than GUC
  • 1-layover flights available

See DSM to DRO flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DSM to GUC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport to Des Moines International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 731 miles or 1176 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DSM to GUC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to GUC flight is about 2 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Gunnison, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from DSM to GUC.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination code DSM
Origination airport name Des Moines International Airport
City Des Moines, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.5
Longitude -93.7

Return Airport

Destination code GUC
Destination airport name Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
City Gunnison, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -106.9

 

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