Big, open and free of crowds, Crested Butte, a quaint 1880’s historic mining town and Registered National Historic District, is often called “Colorado’s last great ski town.” In summer, this winter paradise turns in to the perfect destination to enjoy all of Colorado’s outdoor recreational activities: mountain biking on epic trails, hiking in alpine and aspen forests, fishing in pristine rivers, lakes and streams, and whitewater rafting and kayaking in class II to IV rapids. Camping is also available in nearby Gunnison National Forest providing a variety of amenities — from primitive to full-service. Enjoy boating and all water sports on Colorado’s largest lake, the Blue Mesa, part of Curecanti National Recreation Area. Horseback riding in the Rocky Mountains is one of the best ways to take in the spectacular scenery. Crested Butte is the “official wildflower capital of Colorado,” as it explodes with color during spring. While you’re in town, be sure to visit the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum.
In winter, skiers and snowboarders revel on Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s thousand-plus acres of terrain, ranging from beginner and intermediate groomers, to extreme glades and steeps. Fourteen chairlifts service 2,700 vertical feet of pure paradise. The terrain parks and incredible half-pipes offer innovative options for aspiring and experienced free-style riders. In summer, Crested Butte Mountain Resort turns into a mountain bike and hiking destination. Ride the chairlift up, and bike or hike down.
Year-round, enjoy one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants and a variety of comfortable lodging options.