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Crested Butte

Crested Butte has a reputation for having all of the activities you could possible want or expect in a mountain paradise! Hike, backpack, golf, fish, camp, mountain bike, or hunt in towering mountains and serene beauty. Challenges such as river rafting and kayaking will get your adrenaline flowing. Explore spectacular mountain vistas and scenic wildflower hikes during our gorgeous summers. Enjoy fine dining, excellent night life, and great shops and boutiques.

Four-Season Resort Surrounded by National Forests

Crested Butte is a four-season, family-friendly mountain resort town, offering abundant fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout; a Robert Trent Jones II golf course with stunning mountain scenery; a mountain bike trail network, so extensive that you'll never have to ride the same trail twice unless you want to. In addition, there is, by the hour, horseback riding for all abilities, hot air balloon rides, and exciting rafting trips down the Taylor River. Learn more about the history of the town to help guide you in planning your vacation.

Things to Do

You'll find a full list of our favorite summer vacation ideas here. In addition, the Crested Butte Music Festival is a well-known event due to the quality of musicians and performers each year. We highly recommend checking out the program list each year and plan your trip during these dates. The event is six-weeks long giving you ample time to see at least some of the musicians perform. Each week of the festival, the musicians focus on a particular genre like Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Classical, and Opera and they perform in anything from barns, private mountain homes, churches, outdoor stages, and concern halls. Lodging can be tricky this time of year, so planning in advance is always wise.

Whether you prefer to stay in town or on the mountain, you'll choose from an inclusive resort, historic bed & breakfast, inns, hotels, motels, condos, RV parks for motor homes, rustic lodges or vacation homes, or camp out at one of the many locations near by. Additional lodging options are available in the nearby town of Gunnison, just 27 miles from Crested Butte.

Getting Here

Non-stop service on major carriers is available from many major airports direct to the Gunnison International Airport. A 30-minute scenic shuttle ride delivers you to the heart of town. The community's free shuttle service makes a rental car unnecessary. Drive distance from Denver is 4.5 hours and the distance is 228 miles.

Summer Vacation Deals

So, if you're looking for a fun, relaxed vacation, consider the Crested Butte experience. Use the coupons on this site for great deals, savings, and discounts on area activities, lodging, and much more.

Photos Courtesy of Visit Crested Butte by Dusty Demerson