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Rainy Afternoon Activities

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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.  Both are located under a covered structure and offer multigenerational family friendly activities even if the weather isn’t the best.

Whitewater Rafting

The rain doesn’t matter if you’re already wet from the river! Guided tours down the Taylor and Gunnison Rivers are available through our partners at Scenic River Tours. Stop by the Mountain Concierge Desk in the Evolution Bike Shop or call (844) 295-7755 to learn more.


Need a souvenir or gift to take back home? Do you need an extra layer to stay warm in the cool mountain air? The base-side location of CB Mountain Outfitters makes your summer shopping experience more convenient than ever. This location carries outdoor gear and accessories for your mountain adventure along with logo apparel and gifts for kids, teens and adults. The friendly staff has extensive knowledge of the area as well as their products. Come check it out!

Montanya Distillers Tasting Room

Take the free town shuttle down to the Montanya Distillers on Elk Ave for free rum tastings, distillery tours, artisan cocktails, appetizers and small plates, bottles of rum, gifts and merchandise. They are open daily year-round, kid friendly and handicap accessible. Check out for more information.

Majestic Theater

The Majestic Theater is the best (and only) movie theater in the Gunnison Valley. Full of local Crested Butte color, it’s not your average movie theater. Grab popcorn, snacks and a drink (a full bar is available for those 21+) before enjoying the show! Visit to see the showing times.