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Mountain Biking From Crested Butte to Gunnison

Gunnison and Crested Butte are a mountain-biking treasure chest with over 750 miles of epic trails to ride. Pop in and out of these two towns and onto the trails for five days of mountain-riding bliss.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local

During your visit, consider participating in one of the many trail-building days through the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Assocation.

Day 1

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Big Al's Bicycle Heaven

At Big Al's Bike Shop we provide a full service bike shop with bike rentals, sales, service, and gear. Ride the newest bike rental fleet in Crested…

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Teocalli Tamale

Our menu includes many surefire ways to destroy your hunger and get you back out there. With Viking Sized Proportions of mountain made burrito magic…

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Ride Snodgrass & Lupine Trails

One of the classic loops close to town with some of the best scenery and great trails to boot. If you feel like you don't have the legs and want to…

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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Stroll Downtown Crested Butte

Crested Butte draws people because it is friendly, beautiful, fun-spirited, and surprisingly sophisticated for such a small town. Here we’re fortunate…

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Grand Lodge Crested Butte and The WoodStone Grille

Exceptional full-service hotel located just yards from the slopes.

Day 2

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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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Ride 401 Loop Trail

The definition of alpine mountain biking. The loop provides endless views of Colorado's breathtaking Elk range, winding its way around alpine lakes,…

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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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Crested Butte Museum

The Crested Butte Museum preserves and shares the history and cultural traditions of the Gunnison Valley. We have a museum in downtown Crested Butte…

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Secret Stash

Come taste for yourself why we have been voted Best Pizza in Crested Butte every year since 2002 when we opened!

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Elk Ave Brewing Co.

Welcome to the Elk Ave. Brewing Company at Eldo Brew Pub, Crested Butte's only brewpub.

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Lodge at Mountaineer Square

Located in the heart of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area - just steps from the ski lifts, hiking, biking and near shopping and restaurants…

Day 3

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Grand Lodge Crested Butte and The WoodStone Grille

Exceptional full-service hotel located just yards from the slopes.

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Ride Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman's Gulch

The first segment of Reno road offers up the toughest and longest climb, but you'll be rewarded with some ripping downhill. After that there are only…

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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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Fish, Hike or SUP Lake Irwin

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

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Elk Ave Prime

We proudly serve only the best USDA steak - prime cuts that will make your mouth water.

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Center for the Arts Crested Butte

The Center for the Arts is the artistic and cultural hub of Crested Butte, offering year-round events and educational experiences in the performing,…

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The Plaza

Groups and families love the Plaza for its convenient location just 100 yards from the ski area's main lift, the Silver Queen. In one short walk, guests…

Day 4

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Paradise Cafe

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

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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…

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Three Rivers Smokehouse

Located at Three Rivers Resort in Almont. Open daily from Memorial Day weekend through the 3rd weekend in September, we offer a fantastic breakfast,…

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Ride Doctor Park Trail out Taylor Canyon

Taylor Park is famous as the home of Doctor Park Trail. It’s one of the best mountain bike descents in the world– a fast and furious 6 miles from the…

dinner

Garlic Mike's

Garlic Mike’s, invites you to enjoy the finest Italian cuisine this side of New Jersey on the beautiful Gunnison River in Gunnison Colorado. Red-checked…

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Parker Pastures

A healthy earth. Happy animals. Healthy & happy people. Parker pastures produces top quality, local, beyond organic, healthy, and delicious grass-fed…

lodging

Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting

The Gateway to Taylor Canyon, our resort sits between Gunnison and Crested Butte and features cabins, vacation homes & lodge rooms. Lodging ranges…

Day 5

breakfast

W Cafe

The W Cafe is the place the locals hang out for breakfast and lunch. Voted best breakfast by the people, 2001-2017. We have very fast and efficient…

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Double Shot Cyclery

Full service, professional bicycle maintenance and repair for all bikes, as well as a coffee shop.

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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…

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Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

Located just on the outskirts of the city, Hartman Rocks is one of Gunnison's greatest gems. It's a paradise of desert mountain biking, hiking, motorcycling,…

dinner

Blackstock Bistro

Excellent food and drinks available. Great dishes for all of Gunnison. Casual yet elegant dining. Food, Appetizers, Cocktails, Parties, Music.

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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…

lodging

Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting

The Gateway to Taylor Canyon, our resort sits between Gunnison and Crested Butte and features cabins, vacation homes & lodge rooms. Lodging ranges…