Welcome to Crested Butte and Gunnison

A bucket list Colorado destination

Start planning your epic Colorado fall vacation 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. 

An aerial view of a lake in the mountains surrounded by trees


Traveling to Colorado

It’s time to start planning your fall vacation to Colorado, and you probably have a lot of questions. Should you drive, or fly into Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport? Will you rent a cabin on the river or stay in a slopeside 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.

Lodging and hotels

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

The founders of Shefly Apparel hang out in a van in Gunnison.

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!

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 pristine and 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. 

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