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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 fishermen. There is as much to explore on the trails as there is in the quirky, laid-back mountain towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte. 

Visit Crested Butte and Gunnison this spring to ride Hartman Rocks

Spring trail openings in Gunnison

Hartman Rocks is OPEN!

Hartman Rocks in Gunnison is OPEN for the season! Ring Dike, V-Drop and Free Fall are not recommended as there is still snow on the trail.  Trails south of Powerline Rd. (Bambi’s, Sawtooth, Back-In, Outback, 9-0, Skull Pass and Aberdeen) remain closed to bikes and motos until May 15 to protect the Gunnison sage grouse. 

The Campus Trails next to Western Colorado University in Gunnison are also OPEN and ready to ride! This includes Canal, Contour Connector, the west segment of Contour, Old Car, Zig Zag, the exercise trails and the flow track. The rest of the Signal Peak trails are currently closed to mountain bike traffic.

Lingering snow and wildlife protections are factors that may affect your spring recreation plans in the mountains. Please follow all trail signs and closures during your Colorado vacation travel.

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!


Need advice on things to do and places to go on your adventure to Crested Butte and Gunnison? These articles can get you started planning your Colorado vacation travel this summer.

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