Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte

A person stands next to their mountain bike and looks out over lush green mountains

Crested Butte’s location off the beaten path makes this scenic mountain town a truly adventurous destination for skiers, mountain bikers and hikers. With more than two million acres of public lands accessible from Gunnison County, the area offers a lifetime of exploration. Crested Butte sits at the north end of the Gunnison Valley, which is also home to Gunnison and Almont.


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Things to Do in Crested Butte

Mountain Biking & Scenery

More than 150 summer trails in the Gunnison Valley give mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers endless route choices, from riverside strolls to epic high-alpine treks. Crested Butte is the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado,” with blooms peaking in July but lasting all summer. Celebrate the season's beauty at the annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. Aspen leaves change in September and October, turning the hillsides gold.

Crested Butte Ski Resort & Nordic Trails

Steep downhill ski slopes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Mt. Crested Butte draw thrill-seeking skiers each winter. Additionally, a large system of scenic cross-country ski trails is accessible right from town.

Downtown Crested Butte

Brightly painted historical buildings line the streets of downtown Crested Butte, welcoming visitors into unique restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. The spirit of outdoor recreation runs deep here, with every aspect of this quirky mountain community steeped bike and ski culture.

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