Summer Chairlift Rides

There’s nothing like the view from the top of Crested Butte Mountain. On a bluebird day, you can gaze down on the town of Crested Butte, look out toward the old town site of Gothic (a mining camp turned research station) or take in the entire Gunnison Valley. And with a ride on the Silver Queen or Red Lady Express, you can do it all without the work of hiking all the way up the mountain. From the top of the Silver Queen, options include hiking to the peak, having a picnic or simply riding the lift back down.The Red Lady Express carries mountain bikers and their bikes to the many trails, single track, and back roads of Crested Butte Mountain. 

Red Lady Express

Daily June 13 – September 13 
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Twilight Rides Wednesdays start July 1 - August 19 & Twilight Rides Fridays start June 19 - September 11. Open until 7 p.m. 

* Will be open Friday through Sunday ONLY September 18 – September 27.  Hours of operation during this time are 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Silver Queen Express

Daily June 13 – September 13 
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

* The Silver Queen will close after operations on September 13 for routine maintenance.  

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Please Note: All activities are weather dependent.