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A Gunnison Valley Winter Sports Adventure

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 1

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 green…

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!

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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…

dinner

Ryce Asian Bistro

An Asian Bistro in the heart of Crested Butte, with patio seating and a riverside dining room.

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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 history…

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 for…

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 green…

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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

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 liquors…

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 history…

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…

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 started…

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 flatbread…

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 option…

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!