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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 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

Twilight Hours are a great time to explore the resort. With unlimited chairlift rides on the Red Lady...

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 June 23

Twilight Hours are a great time to be exploring the resort. With unlimited...

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...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s definitely starting to feel like summer here in Crested Butte! Opening Day was a huge success with plenty of smiles, high-fives and sunny skies! We’re excited for continued beautiful weather, blooming wildflowers and great events this weekend! 

Mountain Manners Wildflower & Natural History Hike | June 17

Do you love being in the backcountry but don’t know if you’re “doing it right?” Mountain Manners Courses are based in the Leave No Trace tenets...

Crested Butte June Happenings

June Happenings

This Saturday, June 10, Crested Butte Mountain Resort kicks off the Summer 2017 season! The Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Express start spinning at 9:30 am for the opening of the Evolution Bike Park as well as lift-accessed hiking. Let the kiddos release their energy on the bungee trampolines, the BagJump or the climbing pinnacle at the Adventure Park. Start the season off by stopping by the Evolution Bike Shop or Adventure Center to pick up a scenic lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket. For Father’s Day, June 18, purchase a child single ride lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket and...

Crested Butte Opening Weekend Insights

Opening Weekend Insights

Thanks to warm and dry weather, a very hard working Evolution Bike Park trail crew, and a successful dig day last week, we are thrilled to have such a robust opening planned for this weekend! Both the Red Lady and Silver Queen lifts will begin spinning for summer at 9:30 this Saturday morning. The Evolution Bike Park, Adventure Park and resort retail and culinary options will also be open. Furthermore, we’re hosting a Choice Pass Day for youth in the valley who are a part of the Choice Pass program. CBMR is donating lift and Adventure Park access for the day along with half price zipline...

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park Offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park Offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort features 30 miles of singletrack that is accessible right off of the Red Lady Express Lift. While lift-accessed mountain biking is not unique to the Evolution Bike Park, the variety of trails – from machine-built flow trails designed for beginners to incredibly steep and intimidating rock gardens – is truly a testament to the quality of riding that has made Crested Butte a world-class destination for mountain bikers. 

In addition to the hand-numbing, rock smashing downhill trails such as Psycho Rocks and Captain...

Crested Butte Our Favorite Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

Our Favorite Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

Mountain biking is a rewarding way to get out and breath fresh air while exploring new areas! However, it can also be a bit intimidating for a new rider. Don’t worry, everyone has to start somewhere, but here are a few tips to get you on your way!

Picking a Bike
First things first, you need to get yourself a bike if you don’t already have one. Stop by the Evolution Bike Shop in the morning. Our friendly bike techs will help find the right bike for you! Downhill specific bikes are available as well as cross country and children’s bikes! 


Crested Butte Top 10 Reasons to Work at CBMR this Summer

Top 10 Reasons to Work at CBMR this Summer

1.    Legendary Lunch Breaks
How many jobs allow you to pursue your outdoor passions on your lunch breaks? While everyone else is counting down the precious few minutes of time off the clock, you could be lapping the Evolution Bike Park or riding the Silver Queen Express, recharging your batteries while you take in breathtaking views of the Gunnison Valley.

2.    Become a Part of the Family
From Mountain Clean-Up Day to the last day of the season, the Mueller family has a hands on presence at CBMR. They are committed to making Crested...

Crested Butte 10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

Crested Butte has a vast range of scenic sites for you to explore this summer. Whether you’re looking for a long extended adventure that takes up a whole day, or a nice drive to do on your day off, Crested Butte has the goods. Here are just a few suggestions of places we love to explore in this beautiful valley we call home!

The famous Crested Butte Peak is often admired from town and from the lifts of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, but to summit the peak is a whole other endeavor. To summit the peak is a short, however quite steep climb and the...

Crested Butte How to Get Fit for Mountain Biking This Spring

How to Get Fit for Mountain Biking This Spring

Crested Butte is one of the founding homes of mountain biking and has some of the best mountain biking in the country. With world class singletrack like the 401 Trail, Doctor’s Park and Monarch Crest at our fingertips it’s no wonder there are so many spectacular mountain bikers in this valley. For some of us, it is hard to let the winter season go, but for others the excitement for mountain bike season quickly escalates as the temperatures rise and snow levels drop. 

Remember when we were little and we would get too excited about something and someone (usually an adult) would tell...

Crested Butte Top 10 Crested Buttian Shoulder Season Activities

Top 10 Crested Buttian Shoulder Season Activities

There’s something magical about the spring time in a small town like Crested Butte. Birds begin chirping again, new buds speckle the trees, and the snow tunnel around town begins to vanish, almost as if a whole new world is opening up. After the wheels of the lifts stop spinning, the town gets a little quitter. Things seem to slow down a bit as everyone catches their breath after a good and busy ski season. But things don’t slow down for too long, there are still plenty of fun and exciting things to do in and around Crested Butte while you’re waiting for the snow to melt and the trails to...

Crested Butte Why Mud Season Is Secretly the Best

Why Mud Season Is Secretly the Best

Wikipedia’s definition of Mud Season is “a term used to denote a time period in late winter and early spring. The name comes from dirt paths such as roads and hiking trails which become muddy from melting snow and rain.” For those of you who either live in Crested Butte year round, or those who have traveled here during the mud season, you know that it can be frustrating when all you want to do is go running, mountain biking or hiking. But mud season also has its advantages.

Although the springtime does mean muddy trails, it also means longer days. After the short days and...

Crested Butte The 2016-17 Winter Season with CBMR Athlete Rob Vandervoort

The 2016-17 Winter Season with CBMR Athlete Rob Vandervoort

*After an unbelievable winter season, let's catch up with Crested Butte Mountain Resort Athlete, Rob Vandervoort, as he reveals some of the ups and downs of his 2016-17 season.


I always have a funny feeling when I leave Crested Butte in a snowstorm.

This was exactly the case on January 6, 2017, as I struggled to depart for the Freeride World Qualifier 4* competition at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Crested Butte was in the middle of snowmageddon¸ and I quickly learned that Crested Butte was being overwhelmed by feet upon feet of snow; the kind of storm that...