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It’s no wonder Crested Butte is littered with athletes – with over 750 miles of singletrack in the Gunnison valley, the temptation to get longer days in riding, running or hiking is around every corner. Let’s face it—we are a mecca for all types of athletes! But what about the kiddos? With so many different summer programs for kids of every age (that includes those kids 40 and up!) it’s easy to think that they can ride, run and ski all day like an adult. However, in order for all of us kids to stay fresh on our bikes, avoid injury and efficiently sharpen our mountain biking skills, lift-...

Colorado Family Ski Vacation

5 Reasons to Book Your Colorado Ski Vacation Early

It’s the middle of August and it’s already beginning to feel a little like fall. There is a nip in the air, misty clouds trace Mt. Crested Butte in the mornings and the grasses are beginning to turn golden. There has even been rumor of the first aspen leaves starting to turn. Winter is coming and that means it’s time to start thinking about your family vacation to Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Here are five reasons to start planning your Colorado ski vacation today! 

1. Savings! 

Take advantage of some of the best deals available by booking early! Crested...

This Week in the Butte - Outerbike

This Week in the Butte

Cooler temps, the whisperings of the first golden aspen leaves and tacky mud. All telltale signs that summer is quickly fading to fall here in Crested Butte. However, there’s still a few weeks left of summer! Be sure to take full advantage of this beautiful weather and these great events. 

Twilight Lift Hours | August 16 & 18

Twilight Hours are a great time to be exploring the resort. With unlimited chairlift rides on the Red Lady for just $8 from 4:30 - 7 pm every...

Adventure Park Family Fun!

Adventure Park Family Fun!

Conveniently within the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, the Adventure Park offers multigenerational fun and a range of exhilarating activities for the whole family. With safety in mind, the Adventure Park allows toddlers to adults (who are still children at heart) to push their comfort zones and try new things. An All Day Adventure Park Ticket includes unlimited chairlift access on the Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Express plus, the following activities:

Flying Gopher Mini Golf

Under the covered structure, the 18-hole mini golf course is a...

Crested Butte Summer Bucket List

Crested Butte Summer Bucket List

There’s no way you can mark all of these adventures off your Crested Butte bucket list in just one visit. Whether you are hiking, biking or just enjoying the views, there are definite must-dos for everyone in Crested Butte before the temperature drops.

Hike Aspen to Crested Butte

The hike from Aspen to Crested Butte is worthy of any outdoor enthusiasts’ bucket list. The summer drive between the two iconic ski towns is roughly 100 miles and takes three hours. However, if you decide to hike it’s only 11 miles from the Maroon Bells Trailhead to Crested Butte. Be...

This Week in the Butte - Cows and Mt. CB

This Week in the Butte

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the second week of August. Fall will be here before we know it… Event this morning the air was slightly colder and low hanging fog clung to the Peak. Wildflowers have peaked and soon we will be searching for the first golden aspen leaf of the season. Don’t worry though, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer here at the Butte! Make sure to check out these events happening this week! 

Twilight Lift Hours | August 9...

Rainy Afternoon Activities Crested Butte

Rainy Afternoon Activities

In Crested Butte, the rainy late summer afternoons are a perfect excuse to cuddle up inside, enjoy the sweet smell of rain or maybe splash in the puddles. Here are five ideas of other fun activities for when it’s storming (and for when it’s not!):

Flying Gopher Mini Golf and Tin Cup Mining Co.

While the big attractions at the Adventure Park like the Coke Zero BagJump and the Bungee Jumping Trampolines, close for safety concerns when there is lightening spotted nearby, the Flying Gopher Mini Golf course and the Tin Cup Mining Co. sluice stay open and dry.  ...

This week in the butte - events

This Week in the Butte

We can’t believe it’s already August! This summer has been jam packed with tons of events, sunshine and big smiles! There’s still plenty of time to join the fun this summer! Be sure to check out these great events happening this week! 

Mountain Manners Car Camping & Campfire | August 2

Mountain Manners was created as a response from locals about "loving our public lands to death.” Collaboratively conceived and sponsored by the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Mountain Manners...

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...

Outerbike Crested Butte

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” –...

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...

Wildflowers by Hike in Crested Butte

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...

Wildflower by Bike Crested Butte

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...

Gothic Road Wildflowers

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...

Evolution Bike Park

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...

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 Our Favorite 4th of July Schedule of Events

Our Favorite 4th of July Schedule of Events

Crested Butte offers a jam-packed schedule of fun for the whole family! 

Pancake Breakfast | 7 – 10 am

The 43rd annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast takes place from 7 – 10 am at the fire station in Crested Butte. Plan to wait in line for a minute, but there will be plenty of FREE entertainment while you wait. Proceeds benefit the Crested Butte Fire & EMS Department. Help support the department’s largest fundraising event of the year! 

4th of July Parade | 11 am

Happy birthday, America! The 4th of July parade kicks off at 11...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Its official, the wildflowers are blooming throughout the Gunnison Valley! Hillsides of purple lupine, meadows of yellow mules ears and specs of blue columbine are beginning to appear. Take a leisurely stroll on your favorite hike to soak in the beauty of the wildflowers and then join us at Crested Butte Mountain Resort for these great events!

Extended Lift Hours for Twilight Riding and Biking | June 28 & 30...

Crested Butte A Multitude of Music in the Valley

A Multitude of Music in the Valley

All summer long, become a part of the community and join us for a variety of summer concerts in the Gunnison Valley! 


Sundays @ 6 | Legion Park, Gunnison

Join the Gunnison locals for free live music and family fun in Legion Park on the corner of Teller Street and Tomichi Avenue starting at 6 pm every Sunday evening, June through August. This long-standing tradition has continued over the years –rain or shine – featuring the music of local and regional bands. 

Check out the...

Crested Butte Five Reasons to Wake Up for a CB Sunrise

Five Reasons to Wake Up for a CB Sunrise

Here are a few reasons, why you really should wake up for Crested Butte sunrises!

1. Nobody Else is Awake

The towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte plus the hills surrounding our communities are very sleepy, especially at sunrise. Being one of the only people around to witness the beauty of a Crested Butte sunrise will make you feel so special. Often times, the spectacular colors of the sunrise will only last five minutes, which will make you feel even luckier to have seen those reds, pinks and oranges that are unique to the early morning.


Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Warming temps and melting snow mean summer is here! Celebrate the first day of summer this Wednesday at by joining us for Twilight Riding and Biking! The Red Lady Chairlift will be spinning until 7 pm. Plus, kick off the Crested Butte Bike Week by participating in the Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series beginning this week on Wednesday. We hope you spend the longest day of the year with friends and family at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! 

Twilight Riding and Biking | June 21 and...

Crested Butte All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

Located mid-mountain at the top of the Ten Peaks area, the Umbrella Bar is Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s (CBMR) newest on-mountain destination. Situated amongst amazing panoramic views of the resort, the peak and the mountains beyond, the Umbrella Bar features a retractable roof and plenty of Adirondack chair seating, encouraging lounging and gathering.

Adding to the allure of the Umbrella Bar is the fact that requires a bit more effort to get to than most restaurants. The mid-mountain location caters to the adventurous, although with multiple means of arrival, this “off the...