All About Wildflowers in Crested Butte

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Crested Butte is Colorado's Wildflower Capital. Build your trip around the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival in July or just pay tribute to the area's annual parade of color with these hikes and attractions.

Sustainability Activity
Travel Like a Local

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

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Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Visitor Center in Winter Photo
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Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Visitor Center

Where do locals go for fun, food and adventure? Friendly travel counselors will help you find recreational activities, arts, culture, museums,…

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McGill's At Crested Butte
Enjoy homemade breakfasts such as french toast with real maple syrup, eggs benedict, and fresh baked biscuits.
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Lower Loop Wildflower Hike

Lower Loop connects with a few other trails, providing alternate routes such as Woods Walk and the Budd Trail along the way. There are also a few benches on the trail inviting you to sit, relax, and enjoy the scenery.

Dinner
Lil's Sushi Bar & Grill
We are proud to offer you the best selection in town with fresh, never-frozen fish flown in 6 days a week!
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Montanya Distillers
Montanya Distillers is a Colorado craft distiller of award-winning rum, founded in 2008. The company moved its headquarters from Silverton, CO to…
Lodging
Purple Mountain Lodge B&B and Day Spa
The Perfect In-Town Mountain Lodging offering Guests the Best of Crested Butte
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Breakfast
Paradise Cafe

Breakfast and lunch served Mon-Sat 7am-2pm. Breakfast Only Sunday's 7am-1pm.

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Guided Hikes from Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Hike to the summit of Mt. Crested Butte or just take a stroll through aspens and wildflower soaked meadows. No matter what you decide, the views of the Elk Mountain Range are spectacular and the air is pristine.

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Butte 66 at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Best Deck in the Base Area. "Meet'cha on the Butte deck". Serving up casual lunch and dinner classics, along with delicious libations.

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Paragon Gallery
The Paragon Art Gallery is a local cooperative made up of 14 members, all of which are from the Gunnison Valley.
Dinner
Iron Horse Tap

Our menu focuses on American comfort classics using only the finest ingredients available. The includes pizza, burger and much more. Vegan and…

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Princess Wine Bar
The Princess Wine Bar is a fine drinking establishment located in historic Crested Butte. We feature live music by local musicians daily.
Lodging
Purple Mountain Lodge B&B and Day Spa
The Perfect In-Town Mountain Lodging offering Guests the Best of Crested Butte
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Breakfast
Coffee Lab
The Coffee Lab located in Mountaineer Square is now featuring specialty coffees, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches and soup! Stop by for great coffee,…
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Fantasy Ranch Horseback Adventures

We offer a variety of horseback riding through the mountains and valleys of the Colorado back-country. Our specialty is the trailrides on…

Lunch
Sherpa's Cafe
Authentic Himalayan cuisine. In a mission to share our love and culture, we opened Sherpa Cafe's door on July of 2010. Since then the Sherpa Café has…
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Fish, Hike or SUP Lake Irwin

Nine miles from Crested Butte, this lake is popular for wildflower hikes, fishing and stand-up paddleboarding.

Dinner
Wooden Nickel

Whether you are visiting the mountains for the first time or returning, the Nickel is a Crested Butte tradition that must not be missed.

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The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin
The Dogwood is located in an old miners cabin just off of Elk Avenue. Come enjoy one of our creative cocktails which feature our house-infused…
Lodging
Old Town Inn

The warmth of a family inn; the value and convenience of a hotel. The Old Town Inn provides spacious, clean rooms, friendly staff, and great…