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“We came for winter, but stayed for summer.”—Words uttered by most folks who find themselves back in Crested Butte when the snow melts and the wildflowers are in bloom.

As the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte doesn’t shy away from beauty and post-card worthy scenery.  Our small mountain town at the end of the road, is surrounded by 1.7 million acres of National Forest, which leaves visitors and locals alike with innumerable adventures to be had.  With the dramatic scenery of Paradise Divide, rolling hills dotted with flowers of every color, and the charm of downtown Crested Butte, this is truly “paradise found,” and we welcome you to enjoy it with us.

Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, rafting, ziplining, jeep tours, mountaineering and more await you here to inspire your passion.  Clear blue skies and warm days pair with bright stars and crisp mountain nights—both a welcome reprieve from the city. 

As soon as you head up Highway 135, you’ll know you’ve found something truly unique, something you can find #OnlyInCrestedButte.

Summer Fast Facts

Season Dates

June 9, 2018 to October 7, 2018

Lift Operating Hours                         

Summer Hours: June 9 - September 3
Red Lady Express:  9:30 am- 5 pm
Silver Queen Express: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Twilight Rides on Wednesdays through August 15: Open Until 7 pm

Twilight Rides on Fridays through September 14: Open Until 7 pm

Twilight Rides on Fridays, September 21 and 28: Open Until 6 pm

Fall Hours: September 7-30
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Only
Red Lady Express:  9:30 am- 5 pm
Silver Queen Express: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Fall Hours: October 6-7
Saturday and Sunday Only
Red Lady Express:  9:30 am- 5 pm
Silver Queen Express: 9:30am - 2:30pm


Crested Butte is located in southwest Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The resort lies in the town of Mt. Crested Butte, three miles from the town of Crested Butte. The area was originally settled in the 1880s as a mining supply camp and still reflects this era in its architecture. The Evolution Bike Park is located within the ski area boundary on Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

Best Known For        

The town boasts one of Colorado's largest National Historic Districts, with charm impossible to convey in words. In 1990, the Colorado Legislature designated Crested Butte as the official “Wildflower Capital of Colorado”. In addition the area was one of the birthplaces of mountain biking, along with Marin County, California where old Schwinn bikes were being transformed into bikes with wider tires for more rugged terrain and the pot holes that lined Elk Avenue (the town’s main street).


Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte is committed to preserving the pristine landscape and mountain lifestyle. With vibrant Victorian storefronts and expressive local characters, the small historic town remains true to its heritage and radiates an unparalleled welcoming and inviting spirit that celebrates a simpler life and time. Thanks to a widely diverse landscape, outdoor enthusiasts of all levels will find a new challenge with each visit. From world-class mountain biking, to legendary skiing and snowboarding, to a secluded fly-fishing experience, Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets.

The Evolution Bike Park was established at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2009. Since the beginning, it has been designed to meet the needs of all riders; from beginners on two wheels to gravity experts. The Bike Park has a diverse network of trail that now contains over 30 miles of singletrack on the resort; both lift served downhill trails and cross country rides that connect to some of the legendary rides in and around Crested Butte. The Evolution Bike Park also offers services such as SCOTT Sports demo bikes, bike guides for the bike park and lessons. There is also a bike wash in the base area, a tune station and a skills zone. Each year, the trail crew continues to evolve the bike park with more trails, new sections of trail and maintenance to offer great riding at the resort to compliment 750 miles of mountain biking that the Gunnison Valley has to offer.

Base Elevation 9,375 ft/2,856 m

Summit Elevation 12,162 ft/3,707 m

Lift Elevations          

Silver Queen Express: 11,453 ft/3,491 m

Red Lady Express: 10,350 ft/3,155 m


Overall: 3,062 ft/933 m

Bike Park: 975 ft/297 m       

Number of Lifts        

2 Lifts operating in the summer: Silver Queen Express hiking only. Red Lady Express hiking & biking.

Lift Capacity 3,780 people/hour

Trails 29 total biking trails                                   

Multi-Trails (uphill and downhill bike use) – 11 Trails                                               

  • 2 Beginner                                               
  • 5 Intermediate                                               
  • 4 Advanced                                   

Downhill Designated Trails – 17 Trails                                               

  • 4 Beginner                                               
  • 5 Intermediate                                               
  • 6 Advanced                                               
  • 2 Expert                                   

Uphill Bike & 2-way Hike – 1 Trail                                   

Hiking only – 3 Trails, including Summit Trail to the Peak.

Most Scenic Trail Summit Trail - “Hike to the Peak” – 1.3 miles, 677 vertical gain and 360 degree views at the summit

Longest Run  Longest continuous cross country loop – 11.8 miles (Up and Away – Columbine – Down Prospector – Up Meander – Down Primer – to Westside)

Skills Zone The pump track  in the base area is back with, small berms, and flowy rollers to get riders comfortable on varied terrains. A second Skills Zone is at the top of the Red Lady Lift, slightly bigger features for riders before descending down the trails.

Permanent Population               

Mt. Crested Butte: 799                                   

Crested Butte: 1,503                                   

Gunnison County: 15,475 

Lodging Bed Base  

Mt. Crested Butte: 5,000 pillows (CBMR Manages 3,300 pillows)

Crested Butte: 150 pillows

Bars & Restaurants 

CBMR/On-Mountain: 4 for summer operations

  • The Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks - located mid-mountain
  • Butte 66 - located in the Treasury Center
  • WoodStone Grille - located in Grand Lodge
  • Jefe’s - located in Mountaineer Square Breezeway

Mt. Crested Butte: 9

Crested Butte: 50

Distance from Major Centers         

Gunnison: 28 miles/45 km south                                   

Denver: 230 miles/368 km northeast                                   

Montrose: 90 miles/144 km southwest                                   

Colorado Springs: 194 miles/312 km east

Aspen: 24 air miles/38 km (and one very big mountain range). 2.5 hour drive in the summer; 4-5 hour drive in the winter (Kebler Pass is open during summer months)

Nearest Airports     

Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport (GUC): 29 miles/46 km south                                   

Montrose Airport (MTJ): 95 miles/153km southwest


Travelers now have the option to fly direct to Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) on United in the summer months from Houston, TX (IAH) and Denver, CO (DEN).

Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) is another convenient way to get to Crested Butte.  Only 90 miles away, Montrose has direct summer flights from Denver, Houston and Dallas, TX.

Ticket Pricing           

Summer Season

                                                    Adult       Child*   Senior**    6 & under

Single Scenic Ride                       $23         $20        $22             $0   

All Day Adventure                        $47         $40         $45            $35 

2 of 3 Day Adventure                   $78         $66         $74            $59

5 Day Adventure                          $115        $98        $109          $86 

Hike & Bike Tickets include unlimited lift rides and Adventure Park access

*Child category includes ages 7 – 17 years.

**Senior category includes ages 65 and over.

Note: Discounted lift ticket packages are available year-round through Crested Butte Vacations: (844) 993-9545

Twilight Rides           

Enjoy riding the Red Lady Lift a little later on Wednesday and Friday nights for just $9. The Twilight ticket is from 4:30 pm – 7 pm throughout the summer.

Adventure Park       

CBMR’s base area Adventure Park is loaded with fun with miniature golf, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall, the Coke Zero Gravity BagJump, and the Tin Cup Mining Co. The Flying Gopher Miniature Golf Course features 18 holes of mini golf under a tent structure for all weather play. The bungee trampolines provide a turbo-charged, gravity-defying ride up to 30 feet in the air, while the Climbing Wall features a 28-foot tall tower with auto-belay. The Coke Zero Gravity BagJump is a 50’ by 50’ giant bag of air that kids and adults’ alike jump into from the 10’ or 20’ platform. Tin Cup Mining Co. is a mining adventure, where kids pan for gems just like back in the 1800s here in Crested Butte. The Adventure Park is open in the  summer, fall and winter seasons.

Zip Line Tours           

The guided zipline tour includes five zip lines and a series of suspension bridges. Fly through the aspen trees, over bikers and hikers. The Crested Butte Zip Line Tour is a 2-hour tour that is available during the summer, fall and winter seasons. The longest and final zip is 380 feet.

Evolution Bike Guides

We've got secrets to share.  Our top-notch instructors can't keep a secret. Their expertise and local knowledge give you just the right tip and insight to take your riding to the next level. Whether you are learning to downhill or cross country ride for the first time or are interested in taking it to the next level, our team of experienced instructors is sure to improve your time on the hill.                                 


2- hour group          $70                             

Full day private       $345                           

Friday Night Clinic*    $43

*5 – 7 pm 

Summer Camps      

Camp CB: Your kids' favorite ski instructors are sticking around the mountain for a whole new adventure! Camp CB offers quality childcare and memorable summertime experiences. For ages 5-14, the Camp CB Adventure Camp program is designed for the older age group wanting a challenging adventure around the mountain. Campers can choose from lift rides, nature hikes, Adventure Park, sports and more. For ages 3 and 4, the Mini Camp program is designed for the younger age group to allow the counselors to structure the same activities around their interest and energy level. For kids 2 months to 3 years ,the nursery is the perfect spot. Open daily from June 10 – September 10 from 9 AM – 4 PM. 5 and 10 pack discounts available.  Call (970) 349-2233.

Mountain Adventures: Experience our mountains, rivers, lakes, crags, trails, and scenery from river raft, by foot, on a mountain bike, in a canoe, with a fly-rod in hand, or high on a cliff, zipline or chairlift! For its second summer, Mountain Adventures for children ages 7 to 14 will be based out of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The program will continue as it has for the last 20 years; however there will now be added benefits of having access to the CBMR Adventure Park and chairlifts. Mountain Adventures will run from June 10 through August 25. Call (970) 349-2233.

Mountain Sports Bike Team: Over the past few years the Mountain Adventures Program has been offering a great program for local mountain bikers through the Mountain Shredders Team. As we move into this summer, we will be taking the successes we have seen with Mountain Shredders and rolling it into our new Mountain Sports Mountain Bike Team. We are building a gravity based downhill team and an X-country/enduro team. We are looking forward to reshaping this summer program and continue to build a “pipeline” for athletes very similar to what the Mountain Sports Team has formed for our winter programs. The beginner and intermediate mountain bike programs in mountain adventures will complete the pipeline. This will provide the opportunity for any level cyclist to have a program to begin their biking pathway in.

Guided Hiking: There are three types of Guided Hikes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. First, is the Guided Adventure Hike where you ride to the top of the Red Lady Lift for an exciting hiking adventure on the majestic Crested Butte Mountain. This meandering and mostly downhill hike, passes through beautiful wildflowers, aspen and evergreen groves. Guides will be discussing many fascinating environmental features of these elegant areas, and other areas around Crested Butte. Offered 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. also offer a Family Adventure Guided Hike for up to five people.  The second is the Summit Hike where you ride to the top of the Silver Queen Lift to explore the wonders of a fragile high- alpine environment and venture to the summit of the famed Crested Butte Mountain. This moderately difficult hike passes through areas of unique animals, alpine plants, scree and talus fields. Guides will share the wonders of this special environment area, and other areas around Crested Butte. Offered at 10 a.m. also offer a Family Summit Hike for up to five people. Last hike is our Wildflowers of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, where you take a lift for a 1 mile tour led by an experienced Wildflower Festival Guide.

Disc Golf: Try Colorado's most scenic 18-hole disc golf course. Ten-Three @ CB is eighteen holes of pure fun for beginners and seasoned players alike. The course was recently named one of the top 25 courses in America. The course begins at the top of the Red Lady Express Lift and meanders through the fields, yet still an easy strolling distance of the base area. Discs can be rented at the Evolution Bike Shop located adjacent to the Adventure Park.  Disc Golf Bag Rental: $20 (3 disks),  Replacement Disks: $11

Lift-Accessed 3D Archery Course

To align with the incredible hunting opportunities that the Gunnison Valley has to offer, CBMR has set up a 20-target Archery Course at the top of the Red Lady Express for archers to practice their skills all summer long. Mule deer, whitetail deer, black bear, fox, coyote and Rocky Mountain elk are set amongst the beautiful mountain landscape in a format that will appeal to all ability levels. The loop from the lift covers a total of about one and a half miles and loops archers to the top of the lift, where they can download on the lift and head back to the base area. Mountain Adventures summer program will also be offering archery lessons to kids 7 years old and up. 

Live! From Mt. Crested Butte

Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association the Live! from Mt. CB music series will return for the summer of 2017 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians. Come out for this incredible community event on Wednesday evenings for free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte.  All shows take place at the Red Lady Stage from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 2017 Line Up starts June 28 and finishes on August 16.

June 27 - New Orleans Suspects (Swamp/Mardi Gras)

July 4 - Kitchen Dwellers (Bluegrass)

July 11 - Billy Strings (Bluegrass)

July 18 - Mathew Curry (Blues)

July 25 - Lowdown Brass Band (Brass/Street Funk)

August 1 - Dave Jordan & the NIA (NOLA/Roots Rock)

August 8 - Con Brio (R&B/Soul/Funk)

August 15 - The Dustbowl Revival (American Roots Orchestra)

Off Mountain Activities


Experience the thrill and beauty of rafting down Crested Butte’s beautiful rivers. Half day and full day trips down the Taylor or Gunnison Rivers are available. Or, enjoy a zipline and raft package. Enjoy a morning zipline and afternoon rafting. For more information, please call 844-374-2050.


The Gunnison Valley is home to miles of “gold medal waters”. Fish the diverse public and private waters of the area with an experienced guide. Book half-day or full-day walk/wade trips or float trips. Call 844-374-2050.

Horseback Riding   

Explore the beauty of the Crested Butte area with a guided horseback ride through the surrounding mountains and valleys. Full and half day guided rides are available. For more information, please call 844-374-2050.

Activities for People With Disabilities      

The Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) of Crested Butte provides year-round outdoor recreation activities for people with disabilities and their families. Winter programs include adaptive instruction for alpine skiing, Nordic skiing and snowboarding. Lessons include private instruction, a lesson-only lift ticket, and equipment. The ASC also has an extensive summer program with activities including boating, cycling, rock climbing and horseback riding. For more information, call 866-349-2296, email or visit the website at


2017 Summer Events

Few things are finer than summer in the Colorado Rockies. Cobalt blue skies and cool summertime temperatures fill the air. Rocky summits, raging rivers and endless wildflower meadows fill the scene. Recreation and refreshment fill the long days. As cool as that all sounds, there is something hot here in the heart of Gunnison County: a sizzling line up of events and festivals. Take, for example, some of these:




The chairlifts start spinning for another season of lift-served hiking and biking at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  Hikers utilize either lift for access to astonishing views and trails.   Bikers can utilize the bike load on the Red Lady Express lift to transport their bikes up and save the legs for the downhill.  Hours of operation are always weather permitting.

The Silver Queen Express Lift

Daily: June 10 – Sept. 10, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Fri. – Sun. only: Sept. 15 – Oct. 1, 10 am - 2:30 pm                                 

The Red Lady Express Lift

Daily: June 10 - Sept. 10, from 9:30 am - 5 pm

Weds. evenings June 21 - Aug 16: $8 Twilight ticket from 4:30 pm- 7 pm  

Friday evenings June 16 - Sept. 8: $8 Twilight ticket from 4:30 pm- 7 pm  

Fridays – Sundays only: Sept. 15 - October 1, 9:30 am - 5 pm

The Adventure Park

Open Saturday, June 10 through Sunday, September 10  

Open Friday - Sundays only, Sept. 15 - October 1

Daily: 9:30 am to 5pm

June 10 EVOLUTION BIKE PARK OPENING DAY, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Come see what they’ve been up to in the Bike Park with updated trail alignments, fresh berms and a new trail in the works.  Check out the brand new SCOTT Sports demo fleet in the Rental and Demo Center while you are on the mountain and try your hand at downhill mountain biking! 


Hike or bike to the top of Ten Peaks for the second annual Summer Solstice Party at the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks. Tickets may be purchased at the Adventure Center in advance for $40 and include a summer picnic dinner, a complimentary wine or draft beer and live music, all starting at 7 PM. Visit for more details.

June 21-25 CRESTED BUTTE BIKE WEEK, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte 
Since the 1970s, when locals started retrofitting old Schwinn paperboy bikes with multiple gears and wider tires, Crested Butte has helped write the history of mountain biking and was once home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Today, some of the sport’s most thrilling chapters are still unfolding in the Gunnison Valley, with both classic and cutting-edge events on the planet’s most legendary single track trails. The Crested Butte Bike Week is the longest running mountain bike festival in the world. Now that’s a statement!

Events include the Powerade gO Pinnacle Bike Races, Fat Tire 40 cross country bike race, the infamous Chainless downhill race, discounted passes to Evolution Bike Park, movies, group rides, and much more! For more information, contact the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce at (970) 349-6438 or visit 

June 21-July 19 POWERADE PINNACLE gO MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, this series encourages competitors to gO Ride every Wednesday with a FREE regional recreational racing series at Evolution Bike Park. Created in 1998 by Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR), the popular race series is geared for fun and competition, from beginner to expert riders.  The races consist of varying lengths and difficulty to challenge riders of all abilities in either Cross Country or Downhill disciplines. The races take place on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 PM, with Registration from 4:30-5:15 PM at Butte 66. The Youth Pump Track lap race will be offered for kids ages 6 and Under at 5:15pm. The Youth Pump Track is designed to give children the opportunity to compete like their parents in a positive and fun environment.  The race dates for this season are June 21 and 28, and July 5, 12, and 19.  Competitors enjoy FREE food, Landshark Lager, and raffle prizes after every race at Butte 66.  Downhill competitors also receive a complimentary twilight ticket for the race. For more information visit

June 28-Aug 16 LIVE! FROM MT. CB CONCERT SERIES, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association, the Live from Mt. CB music series returns for the summer of 2017 with an exciting lineup of amazing musicians.  Join the fun every Wednesday between June 28th and August 16th for an evening of free music at the base of Mt. Crested Butte.  All shows will take place at the Red Lady Stage in Mt. Crested Butte from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • June 28- Dirty Dozen Brass Band (New Orleans Brass Band)
  • July 5- Marcus King Band (Southern Rock/Soul)
  • July 12- Lukas Nelson & POTR (Rock)
  • July 19- Niki J Crawford (Funk)
  • July 26- Major & the Monbacks (Rock)
  • August 2- Ghost of Paul Revere (Holler Folk)
  • August 9- Pato Banton and the Now Generation (Reggae)
  • August 16- Shinyribs (Country-Soul/Swamp-Funk)

June 29 MAVIC HAUTE ROUTE ROCKIES, Mt. Crested Butte

Carving through the heartland of American cycling, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies 2017 will feature an unforgettable combination of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking climbs from Boulder to Colorado Springs with seven timed, ranked and fully-supported stages. The event offers committed amateur riders the opportunity to compete with a professional level of off-the-bike support unprecedented in US amateur cycling. The event kicks off on June 24, 2017 from Boulder, Colorado and finishes on June 30 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Among the classic ascents are Independence Pass, Kebler Pass and Berthoud Pass, all of which are above 3,000 meters. Visit for more information. 



July 1 HIGH MOUNTAIN 3D ARCHERY COMPETITION, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and West Elk Archers will host the 4th annual competition giving archers the chance to access the beautiful Gunnison National Forest via the Red Lady Express Chairlift.  Participants will take the lift up to the start of the course at 10,300’ with amazing views of the Elk Mountain Range to the North.   A Sight-in Range will be set near the top of the lift for archers to warm up before starting the course.  From there, archers will follow the course through open country and dark timber along 40 targets for a one-day competition.  Spectators and archers can stay hydrated and fuel up throughout the day at the top of Ten Peaks with burgers and brats on the grill. For more information and lodging discounts visit for more information on archery events at CBMR’s 3D archery range. 

July 4 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte

Start off the day by watching the parade in town on Elk Avenue at 11 AM, then head up to the mountain for some fun before the fireworks. Enjoy twilight adventure park access from 4:30 PM until 7:00 PM, then head to the base area lawn for a delicious BBQ dinner from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. Package the evening for easy access to fun for the whole family! The Independence Special includes the above adventure park access and BBQ dinner, as well as one complimentary mechanical bull ride and a limited edition Crested Butte logo hat! Tickets available for Ages 12 and Under: $25, Ages 13 to Adult: $35. The free concert starts at 7:30 PM and the peak of Mt. Crested Butte will be lit as the backdrop of the fireworks show at 9:15 PM. It is sure to be a sight you won’t want to miss, so bring a smile and dancing shoes for a night full of fun.  

July 4 RMBL'S GOTHIC TO CRESTED BUTTE 1/3 MARATHON AND gO TRAIL RUN, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte

Start your 4th of July off right with a run from Gothic town site to downtown Crested Butte and support the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. You have a choice of two runs: the classic Gothic 1/3 Marathon, which follows Gothic Road down the mountain to town on both gravel and paved road; and new this year, the 4th of July Trail Run taking you from Gothic to the town of Crested Butte via the trail system of Mt. Crested Butte, to the Upper Loop to Tony’s Trail, and eventually winding down to the heart of Elk Avenue.  Each race should finish in time for you to catch the 4th of July parade downtown and enjoy the festivities! Visit for more information. 

July 6-August 31 MT. CRESTED BUTTE FARMERS MARKET, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Head to the base area on Thursdays in July and August from 12 PM to 4 PM for the first ever Mt. Crested Butte Farmers Market!  Vendors from across the region will offer a variety of artisan items, produce, and specialty products.  Afterwards, head to one of the mountain restaurants for market inspired food and drink specials.  Visit for more information. 

July 7-28 FREE ARCHERY SERIES, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort invites archers of all ability levels to have their hand at a fun and FREE 3D Competition Friday evenings in July (7, 14, 21, 28). Competitors check in at Butte 66 from 4:30 to 5:15 to sign the waiver and pick up a scorecard. Registration is free thanks to SITKA Gear and includes a complimentary lift ticket, free raffle, and one complimentary Odell beer for competitors ages 21 and over after the competition at Butte 66. A sight in range and 10 targets will be set at the top of the Teocalli lift, a short walk down Primer Trail from the top of the Red Lady Express. Visit for more information. 

July 8 FULL MOON AT TEN PEAKS, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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 in advance for $35 and include a complimentary wine or beer and delicious picnic style summer dinner starting at 7 PM. Spaces are limited so be sure to purchase in advance. Visit for more details. 

July 11 TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK, Mt. Crested Butte

Singer – Songwriters showcase in the Mountaineer Square Ballroom featuring Dean Dillon and Friends. VIP Tickets available, Visit  for more info.

July 15 10-3 DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Test your skills on the new 18 hole disc golf course at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  The tournament will be held on the short course located at the top of the Red Lady Express lift which offers a fun and fast paced challenge for all ages and abilities. Registration is available from 9 AM until 10:30 AM, with a shotgun start at 11 AM. Registration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under. Prices include one lift ride for the day. Head back to the base area afterwards for the awards party at Butte 66 with free raffle prizes and food and drink specials! Visit for more information. 


Join Living Journeys on a hike to the top of Mt. Crested Butte (12,162 feet), and raise money to provide support, education and awareness to those living with cancer. The Crested Butte Summit Hike is a fund raising event to benefit people living with cancer and their loved ones. Money raised from the hike helps recipients pay medical bills and alleviate the stress of daily living expenses during their cancer treatments. The Summit Hike is hosted by Living Journeys, a non-profit organization. For event registration and information call (970) 349-0591 or visit 




Open-air booths line the five-block center of Crested Butte's National Historic District from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 6, featuring 175 artists who are selected through a very competitive jury process.  In addition to the well-loved "Art Alley" for kids ages 2 - 12, the festival features an artist demonstration tent, food court, beer and wine pavilion, live entertainment, art auction and culinary demonstrations all weekend.  For more information call (970) 349-1184 or visit  

August 7 FULL MOON AT TEN PEAKS, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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 in advance for $35 and include a complimentary wine or beer and delicious picnic style summer dinner starting at 7 PM. Spaces are limited so be sure to purchase in advance. Visit for more details. 

August 18-20 OUTERBIKE, Mt. Crested Butte

Coined as the "BEST bike demo in the universe!" Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Crested Butte Mountain Resort to bring one of the largest consumer bike shows to one of the birth places of the sport. Crested Butte has always been high on the bucket list for mountain bike enthusiasts, and now the Evolution Bike Park offers something for everyone. Hop on the lift to test the latest and greatest bikes on the diverse trail network at the Evolution Bike Park, or ride right from the base area. There is something for everyone so bring friends and family and soak up the impressive mountain views, then relax with a tasty beverage at the end of the day.  Attendance is capped, so register early to get your spot! With three different passes to choose from, there is something for everyone at Outerbike. Full Demo, BYOB or Social cards offer various levels of access to fit your needs. Visit for more information. 

August 19-20 BIG MOUNTAIN ENDURO, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte

The series finals for the Big Mountain Enduro Series Presented by Yeti Cycles comes to Crested Butte in 2017.  This mountain biking competition offers some of the biggest and most challenging terrain in and around these mountainous landscapes and the popular international format of racing encourages spectators to catch the high-speed, adrenaline-fueled action of cross country and downhill mountain biking combined. It's not about who is the first to the climb, or who can drop the sickest line, but rather the best all-around trail rider that can tackle any type of terrain; the fastest. Enduro racing turns an epic all day ride into the ultimate test of fitness and technical skills.  For more information visit




This Fourth Annual event offers the option to either run from the town of Crested Butte to Aspen on Saturday and/or mountain bike from Aspen to Crested Butte on Sunday. The Triple Crown competition consists of the fastest times in the Summer run, bike, and Winter ski race. For more information visit

September 6 FULL MOON AT TEN PEAKS, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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 in advance for $35 and include a complimentary wine or beer and delicious picnic style summer dinner starting at 7 PM. Spaces are limited so be sure to purchase in advance. Visit for more details. 

September 9 MT. CRESTED BUTTE CHILI AND BEER FESTIVAL, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

The Annual Chili and Beer Festival, hosted by the Crested Butte / Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Saturday, September 9th at the base area in Mt. Crested Butte from 12 PM until 4 PM. Brewers from around the region and local chefs will test their skills and recipes to over 1200 “taste-testers” throughout the day. Visit for more information. 

September 9 gO PARK TO PEAK TO PINT TRAIL RUN, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte

Fall is the best time of year to run on the many, many trails in Crested Butte—cooler temperatures, spectacular views and leaves blanketing the trails, truly amazing. And what better way to celebrate this awesome time of year than to host a trail run that starts in the town of Crested Butte (Rainbow Park), moves through the Upper Loop trail system, then on to the trails of Crested Butte Mountain Resort…ALL THE WAY TO THE PEAK! From there, racers will end at the base area just in time to enjoy the infamous CB Chamber Chili and Beer Festival. It’s a full day of fun at the Park to Peak to Pint presented by The gOInitiative. Visit for more information. 

September 9 CRESTED BUTTE ULTRA, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Mad Moose Events is bringing a premiere running event to Crested Butte this summer.  Wide open views will amaze runners, as they traverse through Gunnison National Forest for the Crested Butte Ultra. Offering a 55K with 7,000 feet of elevation gain and a 100k with 15,000 feet of elevation gain, the event offers something for every ultra-athlete. The race will start and finish at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Visit for more information. 

October 1 EVOLUTION BIKE PARK CLOSING DAY, Crested Butte Mountain Resort