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Welcome to Crested Butte and Gunnison

A bucket list Colorado destination

Planning some Colorado vacation travel this summer? Book your dream trip to the Gunnison Valley here! Nestled deep in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley is a public lands paradise for mountain bikers, hikers and anglers. There is as much to explore on the trails as there is in the quirky, laid-back mountain towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte. 

Colorado mountain biking paradise

“Out there” is up here

The Gunnison Valley’s pristine public lands contain more than 800 miles of mountain bike trails. From the craggy ridges of Hartman Rocks in Gunnison to the soaring, flower-filled peaks of Crested Butte, no two rides are the same. Mountain bikers make the pilgrimage to Crested Butte for famous trails like Teocalli Ridge and Doctor Park, and they keep coming back to explore less-traveled gems like Star Pass, Strawberry and the 409s. 

To plan a Colorado mountain biking trip to Crested Butte and Gunnison, you’ll need maps, trail descriptions and local travel tips. We covered all the bases in our mountain biking guide. Tap or click the button below to get started!

Visit Crested Butte this summer for views like this, of a crystal clear alpine lake surrounded by trees and wildflowers


Traveling to Colorado

It’s time to start planning your summer vacation to Colorado, and you probably have a lot of questions. Should you drive here, or fly into Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport? Will you rent a cabin on the river or stay in a hotel near your favorite mountain bike trails? What are the most popular things to do in Crested Butte and Gunnison? Our guide to visiting the Gunnison Valley will point you in the right direction.

Hotels and lodging

The best places to stay in Crested Butte and Gunnison

Looking for a hotel, vacation rental or cabin for your summer trip to Colorado? Input the dates of your trip to compare prices and amenities of lodging across the Gunnison Valley.

Visit Crested Butte and Gunnison and you just might meet other entrepreneurs, such as the two founders of Gnara, pictured here in a van.

Gunnison Crested Butte Economic Development

Resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs

You’ll find the hardworking people of the Gunnison Valley everywhere you look—inside the shops downtown, out on the singletrack, and even on the chairlift. The rugged surroundings of Gunnison and Crested Butte and the memorable experiences they offer have drawn many innovators to the valley. These mountains are the perfect setting for developing an outdoor business or product. Join the budding community of outdoor industry small businesses here!

Visit Crested Butte in July for a glimpse of columbine and lupine wildflowers near Crested Butte, Colorado

Perfect trails, pristine landscape

Behind every awesome trail is someone who made it that way. Whether it’s through volunteering or donating, what can you do to keep Crested Butte and Gunnison wild? Learn the many ways you can support the Gunnison Valley trails organizations in their effort to build and maintain the world’s best trails!

A float on the Fourth of July parade in Crested Butte, Colorado

Check the events calendar

Whether you’re looking for live music, kids activities or one of Crested Butte’s famous parades, the events calendar has it all. 


Need advice on things to do and places to go on your adventure to Crested Butte and Gunnison? Whether you’re planning a week-long Colorado mountain biking trip or a wildflower weekend getaway, these articles can get you started planning your Colorado vacation travel this summer.

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