Summer in Paradise

We are so excited that you’re considering Crested Butte and Gunnison as the destination for your summer 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

  • Face covering mandatory in all public indoor spaces statewide, by Colorado state order
  • Face covering mandatory in outdoor settings where social distancing can’t be achieved
  • Face coverings mandatory on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte, both indoors and outdoors

750+ miles

150+ trails



hiking in crested butte and gunnison
fishing in gunnison and crested butte
boating, kayaking, and canoeing in crested butte and gunnison
bike in gunnison, crested butte, and taylor park


A man dressed in black with a red backpack mountain bikes through a field of lupine wildflowers with large mountains in the background. It is summer.

Tips for Beginner Mountain Bikers in Crested Butte and Gunnison

Beginners can follow these easy mountain biking tips to get on the amazing Colorado trails in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. These days, more and more READ MORE

A fisherman holds a brown trout close to the river in a net.

Fly-Fishing in Crested Butte

Fly-Fishing in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley, Colorado. With two million acres of public land situated around the headwaters of one of Colorado’s largest river drainages, READ MORE

alpine sunflowers at sunset crested butte

Crested Butte Wildflower Guide

Crested Butte Wildflowers Colorado Wildflower Guide: Crested Butte is the Wildflower Capital of Colorado. Each summer, nature puts on a show that’s hard to beat anywhere else READ MORE

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