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A beautiful town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado


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Rocky Mountains of Colorado

Crested Butte Parks & Recreation offers year round activities for children and adults. With twenty-two acres divided between eight different parks, we offer many different sports and activities. Most sports are organized and require registering with the Recreation Office, other activities happen on a drop in basis. Some of the best park activities can be spent alone or with a friend, with a ball or a book. Like many other beautiful high mountain towns, Crested Butte is a recreational dream. So, check out the activities and enjoy our town’s beautiful parks. The 360-degree views from our parks are unparalleled.

It is 231 miles southwest of Denver and 28 miles from the Gunnison County Airport. Surrounded by the Gunnison National Forest, Rocky Mountain Peaks and rolling ranchland, Crested Butte occupies a gentle valley at 8,885 feet. The town of Mt. Crested Butte is three miles north at the base of the ski resort and has an elevation of 9,350 feet.

Flights from key cities on major airlines get you to Gunnison easily. American, and United Airlines all frequent our valley in the winter season. In the summer, United provides service to the Gunnison County Airport. Ground transportation by taxi, rental car and shuttle are available and affordable. Greyhound Buslines services Gunnison daily from several Colorado cities.

Brilliant sunshine, low humidity and moderate temperatures provide very comfortable conditions in both summer and winter. The temperatures in January can range from a high of 37 degrees to a low of 5 below zero. In July, the temperatures can fall anywhere between a high of 85 to a low of 37. Of course, mother nature can provide a wide variety of temperatures any time of the year.

Each season graces Crested Butte, Colorado with its own beauty and invitation to play. Here you'll find the finest skiing and snowboarding in the country, along with snowmobiling, dog sledding, ballooning, nordic skiing, ice fishing and a host of other winter adventures. Only the "Last Great Colorado Ski Town" can offer a winter adventure experience like no other.

Beneath the winter's snowy majesty lies a recreational wonderland for all seasons. Melting spring snows bring life to spectacular wildflower displays. In the summertime, Crested Butte basks in gentle mountain warmth, inspiring recreationalists. Hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the Elk Mountain Wilderness offer a fiery explosion of color in autumn.

In summer, this vast wonderland entices you to come explore- by mountain bike, horse, raft, kayak, jeep, boat, paraglider, hot air balloon or foot. But you don't have to rough it, you can also pamper yourself at health club facilities, a Robert Trent Jones championship golf course, renowned eateries, galleries, shops, cultural events and an acclaimed community theater.

Crested Butte's national historic district and its people create a combination worth celebrating every season of the year!

Skiing and snowboarding have made us famous. Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers terrain for every family member, with the perfect combination of powder snow and sunshine.

The fun continues beyond skiing and snowboarding. Families love the choices of outdoor activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hot air ballooning, dogsledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, horse drawn sleighrides and snowcat skiing.Take a unique journey to Irwin Lodge, an alpine retreat in the thick of the Elk Mountain peaks, high above town on Kebler Pass.

Breathtaking mountain scenery, pristine lakes, streams and cobalt blue skies are the highlight of each day of summer. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rafting, horseback riding, fly fishing, jeeping, mining town tours, tennis, skateboarding, kayaking, chairlift rides and wildlife watching.

This is "The Wildflower Capital Of Colorado." There are children's parks, nature programs and family activities. Fantastic summer celebrations include Fat Tire Bike Week, Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Arts Festival, Dansummer, Taste of Crested Butte food festival and a wide variety of music festivals. See the event calendar for details.

Drive the designated Scenic Byways to Kebler Pass atop the mighty Rockies. The West Elk Wilderness and it's trails provide miles of exploration... the Forest Service is ready to assist with maps and information. Take the West Elk Scenic Byway from Kebler Pass through the Elk Mountain Range. The tour begins and ends in Gunnison and takes about five hours. Visit The Castles, formed by an extinct volcano, waterfalls, high alpine lakes, and 13,000 ft. peaks. Professional meetings and gatherings thrive in our full service facilities and rejuvinating settings. Popular journeys are horseback riding, rafting, bike tours, gold medal fishing waters and mountain hikes.

It is not surprising that the world's most renowned artists and musicians gather in Crested Butte, Colorado to entertain. The mountain scenery and authentic western setting bring acclaimed ballet troops, speakers, symphonies, film festivals, arts & crafts exhibits, award-winning musicians and prestigious sports events to Crested Butte each year. Leave it to Crested Butte to create fun winter events like Flauschink- (the flushing out of winter) a zany town festival and the Alley Loop Cross-country ski race through the back alleys of town.

There is nothing like summer festivals in Crested Butte. People of all ages enjoying the excitement of gatherings in this sunny outdoor arena. The Western Slope Summer Music Festival, Chamber Music Festival, Antique shows, Chili Cook-off, Rubber Duckie Race, Aerial Weekend and the Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour are just the beginning. Golf matches, fishing tournaments and the One World Music Festival cap off a great summer of choices for anyone and everyone.

Crested Butte's downtown National Historic District and Mt. Crested Butte's slopeside shops provide the serious shopper with a wide assortment of merchandise and services.

Crested Butte ranks as one of the Rockies top destinations. Discover unique and stylish gifts, clothing, sports supplies, home made foods, western antiques, novelties and souvenirs. In town, you can find all kinds of convenient commercial services including banks, law firms, print shops, contractors and other professional businesses. A walk around our historic district is a wonderful alternative activity during your visit. Meet the locals and get the inside scoop about Crested Butte's favorite places.

There is an international flavor to our list of restaurants. Visit a local award winning brew pub with homemade draught beers or stop into one of our numerous restaurants. The towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte feature over 35 different restaurants and 26 bars with Italian, Swiss, Mexican, French, Asian, American, seafood and vegetarian menus. Renowned chefs from around the world make their homes here in the Rockies at four and five star establishments while coffee shops, family style cafes and saloon fare are abundant.