About Crested Butte

Located high in the Colorado Rockies, Crested Butte is known for its fresh air, abundance of wilderness activities, and stunning Victorian architecture. A former mining town, Crested Butte is now one of the biggest ski destinations in Southwestern Colorado. Many of the quaint and unique shops in the town can be found along Gothic Avenue and Elk Street, and are within walking distance of the slopes.

While you're on vacation in Crested Butte, be sure to make time for some of these activities and destinations:

  • Go Skiing: The mountains here are covered in snow during the winter months and create an unforgettable skiing or snowboarding experience.
  • Go Horseback Riding: During the summer, Crested Butte is also a hotbed for outdoor activities including fly fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
  • Mountain Bike Hall of Fame: Crested Butte is one of the first places where mountain biking originated.
  • Nordic Center: This center has an ice skating rink and plenty of trails for cross-country skiing.
  • Hartman Rocks: Located in nearby Gunnison, Hartman Rocks has great bouldering, rock climbing, and mountain biking during the summer months.
  • Rafting Black Canyon: Paddle down the Gunnison River, which runs through the canyon area.

Unsurprisingly for a ski town, Crested Butte has cold winters and mild, pleasant summers. The town holds a number of festivals throughout the year, regardless of the season. Some of them include the Butte Bash College Ski Week in January, the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival in July, and the Paragon Peoples' Fair in October, a large outdoor fair held in the middle of town. No matter what time of year you visit, it's easy to find a vacation rental in Crested Butte. Choose from a variety of homes including spacious condos, luxury villas, and cozy cabins with picturesque views.