In the heart of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains lies the colorful and idyllic historic mining town of Crested Butte. Tucked away in the Elk Mountain Range surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, Crested Butte is only 30 miles north of Gunnison and 230 miles from Denver. Stroll the streets of this quaint and charming Victorian town lined with historic buildings, browse the eclectic shops, view the unique artistry in the local galleries, dine in gourmet restaurants and quench your thirst in cozy pubs. For a glimpse into the towns mining history, visit the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. Crested Butte is a destination for those with a passion for adventure.
Wildflower Capital of Colorado
The summer months are mild and sunny offering endless outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, climbing, golfing and fly-fishing. Hike through fields of flowers, you’ll soon understand why Crested Butte is known as the ‘Wildflower Capital of Colorado’. Explore the many trails by foot or bike and be sure to visit the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. There is endless energy in Crested Butte with zany music festivals and many special events such as the Wildflower Festival, the Crested Butte Arts Fair and the Crested Butte Summer Music Festival. For summer fun, The Adventure Park remains open year-round with miniature golf, a climbing wall, bungee trampolines and plenty of fun-filled family activities.
However, the biggest attraction in Crested Butte remains the rugged and beautiful Mt. Crested Butte and surrounding mountains that makes this town known as ‘Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town’.
Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town
Crested Butte is a skier and snowboarder’s paradise with some of the most varied, pristine and uncrowded ski terrain around. Although known for its technical, steep and extreme slopes, Crested Butte is a ski area for everyone from beginners learning the basics to the experts searching for a challenge. To get around, there is a free busy system between the mountain and down town. Head to one of the great terrain parks, explore the backcountry by showshoe, snowmobile through the valleys, head into the wilderness on horseback or track the 30km cross country trail system surrounding the town. It is said that Crested Butte is one of the birthplaces of modern Telemark skiing, so give it a try while you are here! For the ultimate mountain adventure go on the Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner Experience and enjoy a five course dinner and live music in the snowy mountains.
Welcome to ‘Wildflower Capital of Colorado’ and ‘Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town’ … we know you’ll love it here!