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All About Wildflowers in Crested Butte

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.

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Day 1
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Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Visitor Center

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Where do locals go for fun, food and adventure? Friendly travel counselors will help you find recreational activities, arts, culture, museums, music, one-of-a-kind events, lodging, RV... Read More

Lunch

Painted Pony Cafe

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The Painted Pony Cafe features a deli-style menu, including hot fresh breakfast sandwiches on focaccia bread, handcrafted crispy paninis and soups.

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Lower Loop Wildflower Hike

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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

Django's Kitchen

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Django's  | Kitchen - a fork-to-mouth restaurant - has been in the Crested Butte Restaurant scene since 2008. We launched as django's restaurant & wine bar. Since then, our adventurous menu,... Read More

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Montanya Distillers

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Montanya Distillers is a Colorado craft distiller of award-winning rum, founded in 2008. The company moved its headquarters from Silverton, CO to Crested Butte, CO in May 2011. Stop by for a... Read More
Lodging

The Ruby of Crested Butte

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Rated #1 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inn by TripAdvisor, and recommended by Sunset and Southern Living magazines! Featuring guestrooms with private bathrooms, gourmet, organic breakfasts, six... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Paradise Cafe

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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

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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.
Lunch

Butte 66 at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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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

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

Ginger Cafe

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The Ginger Cafe offers pan-Asian delights for your senses. Specializing in Indian and Thai cuisines, the Ginger offers Colorado Lamb, Pad Thai, many curries, soups, and some out of sight fusion... Read More
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Princess Wine Bar

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The Princess Wine Bar is a fine drinking establishment located in historic Crested Butte. We feature live music by local musicians daily. Read More
Lodging

Purple Mountain Lodge B&B and Day Spa

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The Perfect In-Town Mountain Lodging offering Guests the Best of Crested Butte Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Izzy's

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We create a fresh batch of bagels everyday, with many varieties including whole wheat bagels. We also serve up many specialty egg plates such as "the greek", and "the Harlen daze", egg sandwiches... Read More
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Fantasy Ranch Horseback Adventures

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We offer a variety of horseback riding through the mountains and valleys of the Colorado back-country. Our specialty is the trailrides on Snodgrass Mountain from our stables in Mt.Crested Butte.... Read More

Lunch

Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks

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The Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks is Crested Butte Mountain Resort's newest on-mountain addition, now open for the season! Where once stood a small cabin at the top of Painter Boy, there is now an... Read More

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Fish, Hike or SUP Lake Irwin

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

Wooden Nickel

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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

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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 and simple syrups and one of our small plates... Read More
Lodging

Old Town Inn

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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 amenities. We're proud to be TripAdvisor... Read More