Fall in Paradise

We are so excited that you’re considering Crested Butte and Gunnison as the destination for your fall 2020 Colorado vacation! With over 2 million acres of public land, this is the perfect place to get away from the crowds and enjoy the great outdoors. Learn more about what to eat, where to stay and what to do while you’re here.


Looking for travel info? Check out our Getting Here page.


For everyone’s safety, we ask that while you’re here you wear a mask indoors and wherever social distancing is not possible. Thank you for supporting our mountain community!

COVID-19 Public Safety Alert

During your visit to the Gunnison Valley, it is required to wear a mask in the following situations:

  • In all public indoor spaces statewide (by Colorado state order)
  • In outdoor settings where social distancing can’t be achieved
  • On Elk Avenue in Crested Butte, both indoors and outdoors

750+ miles

150+ trails



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Photo of two planes on the tarmac with snowy peaks in the background.

Fly Safely to Gunnison-Crested Butte

By Jeff Moffett Many travelers have questions about health safety at airports and on planes. This fall and winter, flying to and from the Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport READ MORE

A photo of two women fly fishing in fall on the Gunnison River. Rock bluffs and yellow aspen trees are in the background.

Fly Fishing for Kokanee Salmon on the Gunnison River

Words and photos by Patrick Blackdale Fly Fishing for Kokanee Salmon in Colorado: The kokanee salmon run on the Gunnison River is a great reason to plan READ MORE

Fall in Crested Butte Colorado Photo of a dirt road winding through aspen trees with yellow and green leaves.

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Crested Butte in Fall

A Crested Butte fall vacation means great hikes, biking, fishing and fall foliage. Sunny weather and fewer crowds make late August through early October a great time READ MORE

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