A Gunnison Valley Winter Sports Adventure

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Get your adrenaline fix with downhill skiing or snowboarding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, followed by fat biking in Gunnison, with some great meals along the way to fuel your adventures!

Itinerary Tip
Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top-of-mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.

Sustainability Activity
Gunnison Trails

Gunnison Trails is a local nonprofit that grooms fat biking trails at Hartman Rocks and around Gunnison. In addition, they promote sustainable trail use and outdoor recreation all year-round. Consider making a donation.

Insider's Tip
Get Outside

The Gunnison Valley is a great place to get outside! Explore the legendary ski terrain at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and try out fat biking at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison. Our towns may be small, but our recreational opportunities are big!

Day
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winter in the town of crested butte photo
Activity
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Mountain Resort has a natural character that is both distinctive and exhilarating for any ability level. From the abundant wide open…
Lunch
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!
Activity
Snowmobiling in Crested Butte

A guided snowmobile tour with Crested Butte's Action Adventures will transport you far beyond the towns and the crowds. You’ll experience the thrill of driving a fast-moving machine through powder before taking a break to enjoy scenic views of the Rocky Mountains.

Dinner
Ryce Asian Bistro
An Asian Bistro in the heart of Crested Butte, with patio seating and a riverside dining room.
Activity
Creekside Spa
Relax and restore with a massage at Creekside Spa, where services range from hot-stone and Swedish massages to aloe vera body wraps and sugar scrubs.
Lodging
The Nordic Inn
The Nordic Inn is truly a slice of nostalgia from the early days of skiing in Colorado and now represents a special part of Mt. Crested Butte…
Day
2
Breakfast
Paradise Cafe
Breakfast and lunch served Mon-Sat 7am-2pm. Breakfast Only Sunday's 7am-1pm.
Activity
Crested Butte Nordic Center
Enjoy over 50 km of groomed trails, ice-skating rink and snowshoeing. Rentals for all activities, guides and lessons are also available. Join us…
Lunch
Elk Ave Prime
We proudly serve only the best USDA steak - prime cuts that will make your mouth water.
Activity
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Crested Butte Mountain Resort has a natural character that is both distinctive and exhilarating for any ability level. From the abundant wide open…
Dinner
Crested Butte Burger Company
Located at the base area of Mount Crested Butte, this eatery dishes up delightful burgers and fries.
Activity
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
The Nordic Inn
The Nordic Inn is truly a slice of nostalgia from the early days of skiing in Colorado and now represents a special part of Mt. Crested Butte…
Day
3
Itinerary Tip
Reserve Your Bike

Before you head out to Gunnison, rent a fat bike at Big Al's Bicycle Heaven.

Breakfast
Double Shot Cyclery
Full service, professional bicycle maintenance and repair for all bikes, as well as a coffee shop.
Activity
Fat Biking at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

Fat-tire biking is a relatively new sport with roots in the Gunnison Valley. Shred the groomed fat-bike trails at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, located just 5 miles south of the city of Gunnison.

Lunch
High Alpine Brewing Company
Located in downtown Gunnison, Colorado surrounded by epic terrain that locals embrace all year round. Family owned and operated, Scott and Stacey…
Activity
Explore Downtown Gunnison

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon walking and shopping in downtown Gunnison.

Dinner
The Dive Gunnison
Modern pub with an upbeat vibe, serving Colorado craft beers, signature cocktails and a range of inspired grub - from poutine and avocado…
Activity
Buckel Family Wine
Buckel Family Wine has a Winery and Tasting Room in Gunnison. We produce award-winning Colorado wines for the adventurous wine drinker. A great…
Lodging
Long Holiday Motel
A charming made-over motor lodge that offers cozy rooms with a quirky, rustic flair.
Itinerary Tip
Before You Go

Enjoy a down-home breakfast at the W Cafe before you head home the next day!