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This Week In the Butte July 31 2018

This Week In the Butte July 31 2018

This week is all about immersing yourself in the creative arts! With the Crested Butte Art Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival and live music events – it is the perfect week to experience all the culture, art and entertainment Crested Butte has to offer!  

Live! From Mt. CB featuring Dave Jordan & the NIA I August 1 @ 5:30 pm 
Live! From Mt. CB is Crested Butte Mountain Resort's FREE Wednesday night summer concert series, in the base area.  Join us for great tunes, a laid back...

Culinary Experiences on the Mountain

Culinary Experiences on the Mountain

There are multiple culinary options to indulge in on the mountain to keep you nourished for all of your hiking, biking and adventuring. 

Kick Start Your Morning: Start your day at the Coffee Lab, open from 7 am – 5:30 pm daily, for a refreshing cup of locally brewed First Ascent or Camp 4 Coffee, then head over to the Woodstone Grille, located in the Grand Lodge, for a delicious and balanced breakfast buffet between 7 – 10:30 am. Tip: the made to order omelets are a local favorite. 


This Week in the Butte July 24 2018

This Week in the Butte July 24 2018

This is a spectacular week where food, wine and mountain adventure meet to awaken every sense! From tackling the Peak Hike in support of Living Journeys to indulging your taste buds at the Crested Butte Food and Wine Festival to soaking up the sounds at our weekly LIVE! From Mt. CB concert, dive head first into a variety of exciting events in Crested Butte. 

West Elk Archery Clinic I July 24
Bring your bow and learn from professional archer and West Elk Archers club representative...

Benches of the Butte

Benches of the Butte

Whether you are hiking, biking or simply waiting for a dinner reservation, we’ve highlighted our favorite benches throughout town to rest your legs.

This bench (in the featured photo) is located above Elk Avenue with picturesque views of town and Mt. Crested Butte.

Located midway along the Lupine Trail, this bench offers a comfortable spot to rest your legs.

Crested Butte...

This Week in the Butte July 17

This Week in the Butte July 17 2018

High alpine wildflowers are in full bloom, mountain bike trails are in great form and patio dining is at its finest. It’s a great time to beat the heat and visit Crested Butte and while you are soaking up the sunshine and flowers don’t miss these events! 

Extended Twilight Hours I July 18 and 20
With the Red Lady Express, Evolution Bike Park and Adventure Park open until 7 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, it gives you and your family more time to explore and enjoy the resort!


Back Alleys of Crested Butte

Back Alleys of Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a small town consisting primarily of one main street, Elk Avenue. Our downtown avenue features some incredible restaurants, lively bars and eclectic shops; not to mention lots of events and festivals. Designated as a National Historic District and featuring an array of colorful facades, Elk Avenue is a “must do” – or shall we say “must stroll” – for anyone visiting Crested Butte Mountain Resort. However, many of Crested Butte’s true colors can be found by meandering the alleys and side streets of Elk Avenue.

Here are some of our favorite sights, sounds and feelings...

Crested Butte Trail Running

Top 5 Reasons to Plan Your Trip to CB in August

Cooler Days & Nights

While some parts of the country (as well as parts of Colorado) are still experiencing daily temps in the triple digits, Crested Butte remains on average, a comfortable 73 degrees in August. Leave the AC behind and head to Crested Butte to refresh your lungs with clean, crisp mountain air. 

Great Events 

August offers a full slate of events for the whole family. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in the “BEST bike demo event in the Universe” or snag tickets to the Crested Butte Arts Festival. Here...

Crested Butte Adventure Park Bag Jump

This Week in the Butte July 10 2018

Summer is in full bloom in Crested Butte and there are a number of ways to experience the mountain this week, with several exciting on-mountain events. Not to mention the great biking and hiking, festivals, including the Wildflower Festival and Crested Butte Music Festival, there is unlimited fun and adventure to discover! 

Archery Clinic I July 10 

Bring your bow and learn from professional archer and West Elk Archers club representative, Ryan Johnson. Clinics are open to all ages and...

First Time to the Umbrella Bar

First Time to the Umbrella Bar

First Time to the Umbrella Bar

I’ve briefly visited the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks in the wintertime after a ride up the Painter Boy Lift; however, that time did not compare to the summertime glow that greeted me last week at the Umbrella Bar.  The view from Ten Peaks is unreal and definitely worth the drive, hike or bike!

Driving: The short, yet breathtaking, dirt road winds its way up to the Umbrella Bar where there are amazing 360 degree views all the way up. Parking is reserved for the Umbrella Bar in a designated lot, and one short walk later you’ve...

The “What” Blog

The “What” Blog

Itineraries and research share a common place when visiting a destination, whether it is your first visit or a favorite place to return to. Beginning your research and crafting an itinerary often revolves around a theme of “what:”

What is there to do? What is the best? What can’t I miss?

To help you plan your next trip to Crested Butte Mountain Resort, we’ve done our best to answer some of your “what” questions.

What trails should I hike? Crested Butte Mountain Resort features 15 trails that are open to hikers (be aware, some are open to mountain...

Wildflowers and Mt. Crested Butte

Notice of Stage 2 Fire Restrictions



     In accordance with Gunnison County Resolution #2018-18, signed by the County Commissioners on June 14, 2018, the Gunnison County Sheriff, in a cooperative effort with the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Gunnison Ranger District, and the United States National Park Service issues the following notice:


Crested Butte Maximizing Your Time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Maximizing Your Time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Whether visiting Crested Butte Mountain Resort for a conference, event or simply for fun, there will likely be at least one moment where you think, “How can I kill some time before my next obligation or activity?” Luckily, Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers a wide variety of options – both casual and adventurous – to fill any time voids that your schedule may dictate. 

Here are a few of our favorite ways to spend some time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

15 Minutes 

A quick stop at Coal Breaker Coffee Co. located conveniently within the Treasury...

Crested Butte Outerbike is Coming!

Outerbike is Coming!

“The BEST bike demo in the universe” comes to Crested Butte Mountain Resort August 18-20, 2017. Featuring some of the most popular brands in mountain biking — including Specialized, Scott and Yeti among many more — Outerbike offers participants the opportunity to demo as many bikes as the time, and their legs, will allow. 

This is the first time Outerbike will take advantage of Crested Butte’s world-class mountain biking and gorgeous summer weather allowing participants to experience some of the world’s best bike and trails all in the same weekend. 
The event’s “base camp” –...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s hard to believe it’s already the last week of July. Summer has been flying by here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, there’s been tons of live music, wildflower walks and gravity fed adventures. Don’t miss these great events going on this week! 

Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival | July 26 - 30

The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival takes place each July. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in the towns of Crested...

Crested Butte Wildflowers by Hike

Wildflowers by Hike

Anytime you are hiking in the mountains it is necessary to be prepared. Don’t forget an extra layer, water, rain jacket, snack, sunscreen and a map. Bringing a camera and friends is also highly encouraged!

Woods Walk

For an afternoon stroll, head to Woods Walk just west of town on Kebler Pass Road (0.2 miles). Park on the left side of the road, and cross carefully. This trail is relatively flat, with only 200 feet in elevation gain over about 2.8 miles. Take in the incredible views of the Paradise Divide, Mt. Crested Butte and town. Aspen groves with open...

Crested Butte Wildflowers by Bike

Wildflowers by Bike

Throughout the summer months, Crested Butte’s lush and mountainous landscape transcends into a natural palette of color.  It is no wonder that the Wildflower Capital of Colorado features some amazing bike rides with access into these stunning hues of blue, pink, purple, white and yellow.

Below are a few of our favorite mountain bike trails to experience the awe-inspiring wildflowers in and around Crested Butte.

Trail #401

Known far and wide as one of the top ranked mountain bike trails in the world, Trail 401 is a sight to behold during the summer...

Crested Butte Wildflowers by Car

Wildflowers by Car

Often, the best views of wildflowers are not accessible by vehicle, but that is not the case in Crested Butte.  As the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte offers stunning views and access to the wildflowers from nearly everywhere, including some locations right off of the road.

Below are a few of our favorite locations to find the best wildflowers from the comfort of your car.

Washington Gulch Road

Winding through fields and pastures, next to mountain streams and in the shadow of some iconic peaks, Washington Gulch Road would be a beautiful...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

This time of year, rain showers continue to freshen the air, wildflowers and aspens. Mountain bike trails return to their tacky delightful state and streams babble just a little bit louder. Monsoon season in Crested Butte can mean morning sunshine and afternoon thunder storms. Be sure to start your adventure early and pack a rain jacket just in case. 

Mountain Manner Half Day Hike | July 19 

The shorter half day hike allows you to focus exclusively on the Mountain Manners skills you came to...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Summer is in full swing here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. There are so many great activities to enjoy and tons of fun planned for this upcoming week. Show off your disc golf skills this Saturday at the 10-3 Disc Golf Tournament. Did you know the name “10-3” stems from the elevation at the start of both courses, 10,300 feet!

Wildflower Festival | July 6 – 7

With over 300 events offered by 60 instructors there is something for everyone during the annual Wildflower Festival. Don’t miss van tours,...

Crested Butte Wild for Wildflowers in Crested Butte

Wild for Wildflowers in Crested Butte

The Wildflower Festival kicks off this week! We’re celebrating by sharing our favorite #crestedbutte wildflower photos. 

Join us July 7 - 16 for photography workshops, classes, guided hikes and more! Additional details can be found by visiting

Surround yourself with lupine, sneezeweed, larkspur, thimbleberry, alplily and bluebells!  


Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s July in Crested Butte which means more wildflowers, sunshine and good times. Be sure to check out these great events happening at Crested Butte Mountain Resort this week!

Extended Lift Hours for Twilight Riding and Biking | July 5 & 7

There’s no better way to spend your Wednesday and Friday evenings this summer. Twilight Lift Tickets are just $8! Head out to the Evolution Bike Park for unlimited riding from 4:30 – 7 pm. Or Ride the Red Lady Express as many times as your heart desires!


Crested Butte Full Moon Parties at Ten Peaks

Full Moon Parties at Ten Peaks

Imagine: A mountain top setting with panoramic views of the Elk Mountain Range and Mount Crested Butte.

Imagine: Rejoicing in the spirit of the mountains where everyone – family, friends and strangers alike – are all best friends for the evening.

Imagine: Dining out in the most relaxing atmosphere around with a feeling of nostalgia.

This is a Full Moon Party hosted by Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  Join us at the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks for an evening spent relaxing amongst the mountains with a delightful picnic-inspired dinner for the...

Crested Butte Your Pre-Archery Season Practice Schedule

Your Pre-Archery Season Practice Schedule

Archers, take aim: the Twilight Archery Series (free) and Rinehart 100 West Elk Classic is back!  With archery season coming up, this is your opportunity to get ready before heading out for the real thing.

On Friday nights from July 22-August 5, you can hone in your skills during our free archery series.  Participants pick up score card at Jefe's between 4:30 and 5:15 then shuttle up on the Red Lady Lift, and enjoy a sight range and 10 3D targets at the top of the Teocalli Lift.  Then, head back down to Jefe's for the...

Crested Butte 3 Ways to Maximize Your Summer Vacation in Crested Butte

3 Ways to Maximize Your Summer Vacation in Crested Butte

Summer time in Crested Butte is short and sweet—just like your vacation (but hopefully more sweet, than short!). Which means you’ll want to maximize your time while you’re here. So I’ve complied a short list below detailing how to get the most out of your summer vacation in Crested Butte!

Plan Ahead

Whether you’re mountain biking, hiking, SUPing, or just here to enjoy the charm of downtown Crested Butte, you’ll want to know exactly what you’re getting into before you arrive. If you’re looking to rent mountain bikes for your stay, check out our...

Crested Butte Gumption & Pride: Cattlemen’s Days and Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Gumption & Pride: Cattlemen’s Days and Tough Enough to Wear Pink

If the rolling fields, and the happy cows that meander through them aren’t enough to call the Gunnison valley a ranching community, perhaps it’s the traffic jams with dusty cowboys pushing those same cows down the highway to greener pasture, that will do the trick.

Perhaps it’s the fact that back in the 1800’s ranchers would take a break between spring calving, and summer haying, and test their skills on Main Street.

Whatever it is that makes the Gunnison Valley a true ranching community, we have it in spades.  And in 1900 we made it official, with the inception of Cattleman’...