Crested Butte - Southwest Colorado

 

Experience Crested Butte Colorado

Welcome to the heart and soul of the rugged Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado with wildflowers and soaring mountain peaks! Experience Western heritage, Victorian mining towns, the best of Colorado's outdoor recreation, family friendly attractions, Gunnison National Forest, festivals, and seasonal events that encircle this unique mountain ski town.

Fish, camp, kayak, raft, hike, bike, rock climb, snowmobile, snowboard, nordic ski, snowshoe, star gaze, and jeep tours are just a few of the activities that await you in Crested Butte!

Wildflowers, Crested Butte, Colorado
Crested Butte is the Wildflower Capitol of Colorado
Jeep trail, Gunnison National Forest, Crested Butte, Colorado
Gorgeous Scenery Abounds in Crested Butte, Colorado

 

The town of Crested Butte, a registered National Historic District and turn-of-the-century Victorian mining town, got its start during the mining days of the 1800s. Today, Crested Butte is known as a 4-season resort town. Elk Avenue boasts an assortment of shopping: from boutiques to outfitters and high fashion western home decor to whimsical children's stores and galleries featuring original paintings and photography from many local artisans. Known as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte basks in gentle mountain warmth with the perfect amount of sunshine and rain, an inspiration for nature lovers.

Spend a day at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame or the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. Annual events include: Fat Tire Bike Week, the oldest bike festival in the world; the US Extreme Skiing and Snowboard Championships; the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, a week-long festival in July.

Jeeping, 4x4, Crested Butte, Colorado
Jeeping Trails are an Excellent Way to Experience the Gunnison National Forest
Fly fishing at East River, Crested Butte, Colorado
Take the Family and Enjoy Great Trout Fishing on the East River in Crested Butte, Colorado

 

The town is near mountain bike trails that take you over scenic passes and four-wheel drive roads to old ghost towns. Try fly-fishing in East River, Brush Creek, and Slate River. Lake Irwin is a leisurely fishing experience with rainbow and brook trout; the Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery is designated as Wild Trout Waters. Bring your golf clubs and play a round on the championship course. Explore the mountains around Crested Butte on foot, snowshoes, skis, horseback, mountain bike, or with a four-wheel drive vehicle, ATV, and snowmobile (55 miles of groomed trails).

For those interested in the performing arts and theatre, the Crested Butte Mountain Theatre and the Crested Butte Center for the Arts feature ongoing plays both original and renown; ballet, musicians from around the world, and vocalists that hit the high notes at an altitude of 8,885 feet! Savor campfire fixins', brewhouse burgers, or gourmet restaurants; Crested Butte is a culinary rodeo of fun.

Crested Butte, in Gunnison County, serves as a hub for camping, lodging, activities and attractions along the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway (Colorado Highway 135). This 100 mile loop takes you through Gunnison, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, to Crawford and Paonia Reservoir State Parks, over famous Kebler Pass, and back to Crested Butte. Experience the wilderness from the comfort of your car.

Skiers, Snowboarders, Mount Crested Butte, Colorado
Mt. Crested Butte Offers a Variety of Terrain for Skiers & Snowboarders to Play
Crested Butte Ski Resort, Colorado
Crested Butte Ski Resort Averages 300 Inches of Snowfall a Year, Perfect for Playing in the Snow

 

Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, and the Crested Butte Ski Area are connected by a free shuttle during the winter months making it easy to park your car and play in the snow. Mt. Crested Butte offers nearly 1,600 skiable acres with the most double-black diamond runs in Colorado. Average snowfall each year is 300 inches.

Crested Butte Colorado Driving Directions and Location

From Denver International Airport take I-70 west, exit onto E470 and continue west, then take Highway 285 south to Fairplay then through Poncha Springs; head west onto Highway 50 up and over Monarch Pass. In Gunnison, take Highway 135 north 28 miles to Crested Butte.

From Colorado Springs take Highway 24 west, when it junctions with Highway 285 go south through Poncha Springs; head west onto Highway 50 up and over Monarch Pass. In Gunnison, take Highway 135 north 28 miles to Crested Butte.

Commercial air travel accommodations are handled by Gunnison County Airport. Please contact your preferred travel agent or airline for flight arrangements. Crested Butte is 252 miles southwest of Denver International Airport via US Highway 285 South.

Crested Butte is near: Gunnison

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Premium Crested Butte Businesses

Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting Raft, Fish, Kayak  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
In Almont, 10 miles north of Gunnison. Riverside resort cabins and vacation homes on Three Rivers: Taylor, East, Gunnison. Pro-Fly Shop. Outfitting: Fish, Raft, Kayak. Smokehouse Grill open in summer.

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Featured Crested Butte Businesses

Blue Mesa Fishing - Guided Lake and Fly-Fishing  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
A PREMIER FISHING EXPERIENCE in GUNNISON: Guided Lake, trolling and Ice Huts for Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon on Blue Mesa Reservoir, or Fly-Fishing on the Gunnison River and Cebolla Creek.

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Colorado Adventure Rentals  link to Colorado vacation
Explore the best trails in Colorado! Winter and Summer Rentals! Polaris and Arctic Cat: Snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs. Adventures: Gunnison, Crested Butte and Buena Vista provide you with days of off-roading.

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Elevation Hotel & Spa: Ski In, Ski Out, Full Service Luxury  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
At the base of Mt. Crested Butte, walk to chair lifts. Elevation: 8,909 Feet! A full service luxury hotel with spa services, mountain bike and winter sports rentals, and fine dining. A ski-in/ski-out destination!

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Inn at Crested Butte - A Boutique Hotel  link to Colorado vacation
A luxury Inn near shops, dining, and world class outdoor activities in Crested Butte. This boutique hotel has Colorado mountain town services; concierge assistance with spa, skiing & special event packages.

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Rockey River Resort - Along the Gunnison River  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Spend your holiday along the River, north of Gunnison on your way to Crested Butte! Riverfront Cabins. RESORT AMENITIES: Rockey Barn, WI-FI, library, use Townie bike. Enjoy fishing, hiking, biking, relaxing.

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Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting Raft, Fish, Kayak  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
In Almont, 10 miles north of Gunnison. Riverside resort cabins and vacation homes on Three Rivers: Taylor, East, Gunnison. Pro-Fly Shop. Outfitting: Fish, Raft, Kayak. Smokehouse Grill open in summer.

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For more travel information contact:

Crested Butte Activities and Maps

Scenic Byways:
West Elk Loop Scenic Byway -UPDATED-
Gunnison Taylor Park Loop Scenic Drive -UPDATED-

Fishing:
East River Fishing Map

Jeep & 4WD:
Crested Butte & Gunnison Jeeping & ATV/UTV Trails
Crystal River Valley & Crested Butte Jeeping & ATV/UTV Trails - NEW -

Ski Areas & Resorts:
Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort

Snowmobiling:
Greater Gunnison Area Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-
Crested Butte & Taylor Park Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-

Local Area Maps:
Greater Gunnison Area Map


 
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