It’s time to start planning your winter 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 cozy cabin downtown or stay in a ski-in, ski-out hotel? 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.
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!
As you explore the Gunnison Valley’s beautiful backcountry this winter, keep yourself safe and the landscape pristine. Venturing out on a backcountry ski tour? Learn more about Crested Butte’s very own avalanche forecast center. Going cross country skiing? Plan your route ahead of time to make sure you’re not traveling on trails that are closed in winter.
Need advice on things to do and places to go on your adventure to Crested Butte and Gunnison? These articles can get you started. Find tips about the best ski runs at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, winter trip itineraries and more.