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Crested Butte Early Season Snow in Crested Butte

Early Season Snow in Crested Butte

Snow in the high country is a sign that even though the first official day of fall was just last week, winter is on its way. In the meantime, be sure to soak in the misty mornings, stark contrasting personality and beauty of fall in the mountains. We will miss the vibrant oranges, reds and yellows of freshly fallen aspen leaves but we look forward to the squeak of new snow under our feet. 

Check out the gallery below of early season snow in Crested Butte!

Crested Butte Best Fall Colors by Bike

Best Fall Colors by Bike

Every year around the middle of September, the incredible blue, pink, white and yellow hues of wildflowers give way to the gold of the aspen leaves.  While to many, fall represents the end of summer and generates excitement for the upcoming winter season, others continue to revel in summer activities, albeit with cooler temperatures, fewer crowds and amazing foliage.

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

Dyke Trail

Hands down the best trail to ride when the leaves...

Crested Butte Crested Butte Fall Bucket List

Crested Butte Fall Bucket List

The leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping. The first snowfall of the season means winter is coming yet, there is still time to take in the beauty of fall. We challenge you to mark these activities off your Crested Butte fall bucket list before Old Man Winter returns to the valley. 

Drive Kebler Pass 

Kebler Pass is one of the most iconic summer drives in the state of Colorado. However, the best time of year for this scenic drive is in September. Kebler Pass is home to the largest aspen grove in the state of Colorado. As the leaves change from...

Crested Butte Summer 2017 Instagram Roundup

Summer 2017 Instagram Roundup

Well, just like that summer is on the way out the door. With so much beauty surrounding Crested Butte, we loved seeing user generated content being posted all summer long. We have created a roundup of just a few of our favorite photos from this summer on Instagram. Users tagged us using our hashtag #onlyincrestedbutte, or by tagging our account. Thanks for sharing your photos with us, and we look forward to seeing all of your fall content! 



Crested Butte 5 Reasons to Purchase a Peak Pass

5 Reasons to Purchase a Peak Pass

Are you wondering if you should purchase a 2017-18 Peak Pass? Were you on a tropical vacation during January’s legendary Snowmagedden and somehow missed the most incredible 6 weeks of last season, when we buried the Butte and could only ski, eat, shovel and sleep? We believe that’s most likely the case if you still haven’t purchased your Peak Pass. Today we hope to remind you of a few reasons why purchasing your Peak Pass is the greatest decision on earth not only for your soul but for your pocketbook too!  

1. Big Savings through October 8

Save up to $290...

Crested Butte This Month in the Butte

This Month in the Butte

It’s September in Crested Butte and that means the aspens are starting to turn golden and the days are a bit cooler. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year here in the Butte! We encourage everyone to get outside, soak in the gorgeous scenery and add these great events to your vacation’s itinerary.  

Full Moon at Ten Peaks | September 6

Hike or bike to the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks and enjoy a sunset dinner with dessert under the moonlight. Tickets may be purchased at the Adventure Center or...

Crested Butte Thank You Fall!

Thank You Fall!

Dear Fall, 

Thank you for being one of the most vibrant, electric, colorful seasons we know. Your character and charm has been known to make leaf peepers out of all of us. Plus our family photos, Instagram accounts and mountain biking edits would not be the same without you. 

This weekend marks the last days for the Red Lady and Silver Queen Express. Fall, we thank  you for one last weekend of lapping the Evolution Bike Park, 30 miles of lift accessed trails aglow with oranges, reds and yellows. It will be the final weekend to follow the yellow brick road of freshly fallen...

Crested Butte Great Reasons to Attend the Crested Butte Film Festival

Great Reasons to Attend the Crested Butte Film Festival

Great Films 

Join the celebration of 100 films in 4 days, September 29 through October 2. The festival features narratives, documentaries, outdoor adventures, shorts, free children’s programming and filmmaker talks. Enjoy the best in world cinema in a small-town environment! 

Great Parties

Bike Parade Kick Off

  • This Thursday 4-6 pm | Montanya Distillers
  • Everyone is welcome to grab their townies and join
  • ...
Crested Butte Fall Has Arrived!

Fall Has Arrived!

Fall has arrived and the leaves are changing colors here in Crested Butte!  Hike, bike or drive your way to Crested Butte this weekend to be awed by the abundance of gold surrounding the mountain and town. But, don’t fret if you can’t make it this weekend as Kebler Pass is peaking with color slightly slower than its neighbor to the east.  Both this weekend and next weekend are sure to be wonderful times to see the gorgeous autumnal colors in the area!  With the Evolution Bike Park, lifts and Adventure Park open this Saturday and Sunday (9:30am – 5:00pm with the exception of the Silver...

Crested Butte Collegiate Mountain Bike Races This Weekend

Collegiate Mountain Bike Races This Weekend

The Evolution Bike Park, Red Lady, and Silver Queen lifts are currently open Fridays through Sundays until October 2.  

This weekend, there will be temporary trail closures for the Collegiate Mountain Bike Series: 

•Saturday- downhillers: use caution when crossing into Lower Avery, crossing guards will be in place until about 1 PM as cross country races will be going up the summer road.
•Sunday- Captain Jack closed in the morning until race completion (1 PM at the latest). 

Notice: For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted to ride CBMR lifts. 


Crested Butte Save 30% on Lodging PLUS up to $300 off Airfare - BOOK TODAY!

Save 30% on Lodging PLUS up to $300 off Airfare - BOOK TODAY!

With snow up high in the mountains yesterday, it's a sure sign of winter being right around the corner! As a valued Crested Butte enthusiast, we wanted to remind you about our Book Early Save Big offer ends today! You can save 30% on lodging if you reserve your vacation by Thursday, September 15. Discount lift tickets are available with lodging. Plus, you can save up to $300 on airfare but you'll need to hurry, as this popular offer is subject to availability! Learn more about our airfare promotions here. ...

Crested Butte 5 Fun Things to Do This Winter in Crested Butte

5 Fun Things to Do This Winter in Crested Butte

We’re getting close to winter. Close enough, in fact, that there’s been frost on windshields and temps hitting below freezing in the early morning hours. The aspen leaves are starting to fade into yellow and orange. The fields of grass and shrubs are starting to turn a baked gold.

The chill is in the air and as we transition to colder months, the hubbub around town turns to the inevitable: winter. What new gear is everyone getting? How many inches of snow will we get? The prayers to Ullr and snow dances begin and they won’t stop until April.

In case you need some things to...

Crested Butte We’re Open for the Weekends!

We’re Open for the Weekends!

Summer may be coming to an end but that means fall is here! Enjoy the Evolution Bike Park, scenic chairlift rides, the Adventure Park and numerous dining options open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 2. 

Evolution Bike Park

Some may say there’s no better time to mountain bike than in the fall. Smooth, tacky, perfect dirt. Fly through the aspens, get muddy during an afternoon rain storm and share the stoke. The Evolution Bike Park is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 2. With over 30 miles of single track there are trails for...

Crested Butte The Meaning of Fall in Crested Butte

The Meaning of Fall in Crested Butte

From frost covered windshields in the wee-hours of the morning, to gold tipped aspens rattling in the warm afternoon sun, fall in Crested Butte is a season of diversity. If you are thrilled by the approaching winter, you’ll love our chilly mornings and moody storms. If you love to bask in the summer heat, you’ll find the sunny afternoons the perfect time of day. 

And above all else, if you love hillsides awash in electric colors of fall foliage, this is certainly the place to be. But while all that is true enough, what exactly does fall in Crested Butte mean?


Crested Butte Featured Hike #15: Gothic Mountain

Featured Hike #15: Gothic Mountain

Hiking in the Gunnison Valley this fall has been nothing short of amazing, and we were itching to summit one more peak before the beautiful leaves were gone.  One afternoon while sitting on a bench outside the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, we looked up at Gothic Mountain and said “let’s hike Gothic!”  Several days later, with our backpacks and hiking gear on, we made our way to the trailhead to begin the trek up the majestic Gothic Mountain.

You can begin the hike up Gothic Mountain a few different ways, either from the Washington Gulch, or from the Gothic side; we...

Crested Butte Featured Hike #14: East Maroon Trail

Featured Hike #14: East Maroon Trail

With the leaves changing colors and the temperature dropping, we decided to embark on a beautiful hike from Crested Butte to Aspen on the East Maroon Trail.  The hike, although not extremely difficult is much longer than the West Maroon Trail, so make sure you bring plenty of water and snacks. We were very fortunate to have caught superb weather as we made our way over to Aspen.

With our music blaring and our stoke level on high, we drove out to the Judd Falls trailhead, where we parked our car, put on our backpacks, and began our adventure.  To access the East Maroon Trail, begin...

Crested Butte Recap: Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival

Recap: Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chili and Beer Festival

With the sun shining and the chili and beer flowing, we took to the base area to experience the fun and exciting Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Beer and Chili Festival.  Local chili was being served and some of Colorado’s finest craft beers were being poured.  Early in the morning, vendors were setting up their booths, with the hopes of being crowned best chili in the Gunnison Valley.

On the Red Lady Stage, bands spanning from Crested Butte to Denver had people smiling and dancing as they indulged in the...

Crested Butte Final Day to Save 25% On Lodging + Up to $150 On Airfare!

Final Day to Save 25% On Lodging + Up to $150 On Airfare!

Did you know it snowed here last night in the Elk Mountains?  Now is the time to book your winter vacation!

Book next winter's Crested Butte vacation by today, September 15, and save 25% on 4 or more nights of lodging for the 2015-2016 ski season. Offer valid on lodging at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square, Grand Lodge, Plaza Condominiums or Crested Butte Mountain Resort properties.  Experience Crested Butte, voted #1 ski town in North America in 2014 in Powder Magazine's Ski Town Throwdown! Plus, save up to $150 per person on airfare!  Call the number at the top of the screen to...

Crested Butte Featured Activity: Downhill Mountain Biking

Featured Activity: Downhill Mountain Biking

With the lifts still turning and more fun to be had, I along with Evolution Bike Park instructor Josh Turek, hit the trails of the Evolution Bike Park.  Whether you are a beginner or expert, the Evolution Bike Park has just what you are looking for as our team of experienced trail professionals have carved some of the country’s most awesome bike trails for all ability levels.

If you have never downhill mountain biked before, like myself, it is highly recommended to go out with an Evolution Bike Park instructor to help you to advance quicker and understand the technicalities of...

Crested Butte Featured Hike #13: Cinnamon Mountain

Featured Hike #13: Cinnamon Mountain

During our last hike of the summer season blog series, we decided to march our way up Cinnamon Mountain just beyond Paradise Divide, and catch the sunset.  The weather was spotty, but we powered though, summited and captured one of the most beautiful sunsets ever.  Cinnamon Mountain can be reached by driving up Slate River Road for roughly 12 miles just past Paradise Divide.  Get ready, as we will be taking you on a hike and adventure that can only be found in the Crested Butte, Colorado. 

Heading north, from the town of Crested Butte, towards Mt. Crested Butte on Gothic Road, take...

Crested Butte Featured Activity: Disc Golf

Featured Activity: Disc Golf

Get your discs and smiles ready as we make our way through the woods and have fun on the Crested Butte Mountain Resort disc golf course atop the Red Lady Express lift. If you do not have discs, no worries, head over to pick some up at the Crested Butte Rental & Demo Center, located in the Treasury Building in the base area.

As your ride up the Red Lady Lift, be amazed at the beautiful scenery just before your eyes as you listen to the sounds of the wind breezing through the aspen trees. Once atop the Red Lady...