The Crested Butte Conservation Corps (CBCC) maintains the public lands in and around the Crested Butte area. By donating to the CBCC, you will be supporting crews working in the backcountry six days a week.
Stroll main street Gunnison and check out the art galleries to get a sense of the scenery in the area. Must-visits include the Open Your Eyes Gallery and the Gunnison Gallery.
Drive north on CO 135, 3.5 miles, then take a left onto Ohio Creek Road. You'll get to drive through the West Elk Wilderness area and see the iconic Castles. If you want to stretch your legs, check out Mill Creek Trail or Beaver Ponds.
To get your blood pumping, go Kokanee Salmon fishing on the Gunnison and East Rivers with Willowfly Anglers.
Hike Upper Loop trails just outside of Crested Butte. These lightly trafficked routes will give you beautiful views and the chance to see some local wildlife.
Just over the top of Kebler Pass lies the largest aspen grove in Colorado. To see it, take Whiterock Ave west out of Crested Butte. You won't be disappointed, and neither will your followers when they see all your fall photos.
Hike the Three Lakes Loop accessed from the Lost Lake Campground on Kebler pass. You can take Lost Lake Road #706 to the trailhead. This easy 2.8-mile trail offers views of a sapphire lake surrounded by golden aspens.
After breakfast, grab lunch to-go from Clark's Market and have a picnic during your Kebler Pass drive.
Follow the West Elks AVA wine trail to discover some of Colorado's best wineries.
Rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard and make your way around the scenic Blue Mesa Reservoir.