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Spitfire, Camaraderie and Beer: Crested Butte Bike Week

It was a little bit of beer, a good pair of boots and a lot of nerve that fueled it, and the boots helped with stopping (along with a river for cooling down hot coaster brakes).

Because when a vintage Schwinn Spitfire townie is hauling down a rocky mountain side, with only coaster brakes to stop, slowing down is not easy.

The same can probably be said for the tradition of Crested Butte Bike Week—the oldest mountain bike festival in the United States, now in its 36th year.  The Schwinn Spitfire was the bike of choice back in those Wild West days during the original Pearl Pass...

Iconic Spots to Visit in Crested Butte Each Month This Summer

While it’s safe to say you’ll love Crested Butte anytime of the year, the months during summer time unfold differently as the days go by.  June and September are on opposite ends of the warm-month spectrum, but each has incredible highlights that are unique to that particular time of year.  Below I’ve listed out the best places to visit to soak in the unique characteristics of each summer month, so no matter when you’re visiting Crested Butte this summer, you’ll get the best of the best.

June
Summer officially gives way, and the budding trees and flowers are...

Evolution Bike Park Opening Weekend Trail Overview

Happy Summer from Crested Butte! Here is the dirt on the dirt for the weekend: As of 6/10 at 2:15 PM, our only closures at this point will be Woods, Crusader, and Prospector. For the most part the riding surface is dry and a bit dusty but riders should expect to encounter mud in places and some snow may linger through the weekend.  More information about these trails is below.

Base Area Skill Zone - Beginner: Come build your skill base or sharpen your fundamentals in the Skill Zone. Choose from a pump track to beginner single track and learn what sort of obstacles...

What is Summer in Crested Butte?

Summer arrives slowly in the mountains.  The plants and flowers ease into the season, knowing full well it could be the beginning of June before their safe from another frost or snow storm.

At lower elevations, summer seems to spring to life in late April or early May, the trees begin to flower, and you’ll catch folks in flip flops and tank tops long before the snow really starts to melt in Crested Butte.  Spring time is coined as ‘seasonal confusion’ at higher elevations.

But seeing as though we are in the first week of June, and the temperatures have been hovering in the...

Featured Hike #4 Carbon Mountain

Start your car, we are headed to Ohio Pass Road where you will be introduced to the beautiful and colorful Carbon Mountain. Carbon Mountain stands at 12,088ft and is a quick 30 minute drive from the town of Crested Butte. Drive up Kebler Pass making your way past Irwin before getting a glimpse of the spectacular Ruby Range in front of you. After passing Irwin, turn left on to Ohio Pass Road and drive another 5 miles before reaching the trailhead parking lot. (Also, if you continue down Ohio Pass Road, you will eventually end up in Gunnison, CO.) This is an alternate route from CO-135...

New-3D Archery Course!

We are known as a great ski resort, the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado”, the Last Great Colorado Ski Town, the list could go on. For hunting enthusiasts, Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley are also well known for their wildlife and game. In fact, the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce has the 1899 World Record Elk shot in Gunnison County by John Plute, along with the gun he used.

After hosting the first annual West Elk Archers High Mountain Shootout last summer, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is excited to announce the addition of a fulltime 3D Archery course to the list of summer...

Featured Hike #3: Lower Loop

Take it easy on the fun and relaxing Lower Loop Trail. Conveniently located near the town of Crested Butte, the Lower Loop Trail offers mellow terrain for anyone looking to explore. The views are astounding as you come across Peanut Lake with beautiful Paradise Divide and Mt. Crested Butte standing tall just in front of you. Grab a seat and relax on one of the many benches along the trail while your feet bask in the array of colorful wildflowers. The Lower Loop trail is the ideal hike for the whole family. Run, walk, hike, and bike on this fun and colorful trail.

From town of...

Why CBMR is the Perfect Wedding Venue

Looking to find the perfect wedding venue for your special day. We did an interview with our Wedding Sales managers explaining why Crested Butte Mountain Resort is the perfect place! 

What is unique about your ceremony location(s)?

When you host your wedding in Crested Butte, you and your guests will immediately feel the difference that sets Crested Butte apart from other mountain locations. With no traffic lights or chain stores and people who openly celebrate life every day, the genuine nature of the community and the pristine surroundings immediately...

Featured Hike #2: Rustler’s Gulch Trail

Hike, bike, run, and camp your way to Rustler’s Gulch Trail located just past Gothic Mountain! As you make your way to the trail, you will travel through the unique and historic town of Gothic, an old mining town now used as a biological laboratory. Don’t forget your camera as you will be surrounded by unbelievable views.

Continue for another 6 miles past the town of Gothic before turning right on Rustler’s Gulch Road. Here, you must cross the East River by foot or vehicle. Depending on the height of the river and type of vehicle you drive (SUV highly recommend), be cautious...

Featured Hike #1: Long Lake

Over the course of the summer we will be featuring the best hikes of Crested Butte! With the abundance of trails that Crested Butte has to offer, you are sure to find beauty around every corner. So, get your hiking boots ready and have your water bottle handy as we explore the best hikes of Crested Butte!

Featured Hike #1: Long Lake

Hike Time: 20-30 minutes

Difficulty: Beginner

Grab your fishing pole or have a relaxing picnic at Long Lake! Located 2.5 miles up Washington Gulch Road, Long Lake is one of the most beautiful hikes in Crested Butte. From the trail...