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Gunnison Valley Nordic Adventure

Gunnison Valley Nordic Adventure
3 days
Go off the beaten path for an ultimate winter getaway in (and between) Crested Butte and Gunnison, where cozy accommodations and fresh snow are waiting.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local: There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Day 1
Activity

Crested Butte Nordic Center

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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 moonlight dinner tours at our yurt in Magic... Read More

Lunch

Why Cook?!

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Delicious, healthy items ready to take out for an evening of entertainment or an intimate meal at home. Read More
Activity

Cross-Country Ski Mike's Mile

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This trail takes skiers all the way out the Slate River Valley to Gunsight Bridge. The trail is on an old rail grade left over from Crested Butte’s rich mining history.
Dinner

Bonez

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Our dining room at BONEZ is a bit different than your standard restaurant. Our giant community table is where you'll find both locals and tourists alike, in a friendly and lively environment. Read More
Activity

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

Day 2
Breakfast

The Guild Cafe

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Organic bakery providing pastries, meals, and loaves. Single origin coffee roasted on site and made to order. Read More
Activity

The Alpineer

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Looking for Crested Butte Ski Rental or Bike Rental in Crested Butte? We carry everything from skis and bikes to camping and backpacking gear! 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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Activity

Cross-Country Ski Beckwith Bench

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The Beckwith Bench Trail #845 starts just below Beckwith Pass and the West Elk Wilderness boundary at the intersection with the Cliff Creek Trail #840. It is a 3.2 mile trail with contours along the south side of the East and West Beckwiths.
Dinner

Iron Horse Tap

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Our menu focuses on American comfort classics using only the finest ingredients available. The includes pizza, burger, BBQ and much more. Vegan and gluten-free options A kid-friendly menu and... Read More
Activity

Majestic Theatre

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Bringing blockbuster films, cult classic and Monday Night Football to the good people of the Gunnison Valley. 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

Day 3
Breakfast

The Powerstop

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The Powerstop in Gunnison serves the best burgers and sandwiches. Full bar and gas station! Voted Best Burger. Read More
Activity

Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

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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, rock climbing, horseback riding,... Read More

Insider's Tip

Fat Bike Extravaganza:

Winter riding at Hartman Rocks is ideal for fat bikers. Don't have one of the fat-tired monsters? Rent one at The Alpineer's from Day 2.

Lunch

Firebrand Delicatessen

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Serves breakfast, lunch and coffee; deli, restaurant, grocery store. Read More
Activity

Cross-Country Ski Snodgrass Trail

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Upon arrival to the Snodgrass Trailhead, take in the wide valley views with Snodgrass Mountain on the left (great for some mellower backcountry skiing), Crested Butte Mountain Resort behind you, and the East River valley to your right. Straight ahead, Gothic Mountain beckons adventurers with a need for deep backcountry.
Dinner

Blue Table

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Fresh - straightforward ingredients - outstanding preparation ... Totally chill atmosphere! Read More
Activity

Crested Butte Creative District

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Crested Butte's Creative District encompasses the Center for the Arts, 16 artist-owned studios and galleries, three co-op galleries, 10 performance venues and a year-round schedule of creative... Read More

Lodging

The Inn at Tomichi Village

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Our large rooms offer super comfortable beds, new bedding with triple sheeting, flatscreen TVs, premium in-room coffee, USB outlets and modern decor with a stylish country flare. Enjoy our... Read More