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Gunnison Valley Events Calendar

Did you know there are many events in Crested Butte and Gunnison? See live music, take an art class, volunteer, play trivia, watch (or participate in) a ski or bike race, and more! Check this calendar to see what’s going on.

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Baxter Gulch Trail Run

July 8, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Gunnison Sunset

Course: Run the Baxter Gulch Trail, out and back, to the intersection of the Carbon Trail. Distance: 11.4 miles (+2303′), all on single track trail. Turn around at any point to shorten the course. Meet: At the Baxter Gulch Trail Head. From the Crested Butte Visitor’s Center head south on CO-135 .8 miles.


July 8, 2023
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Baxter Gulch TH off Hwy 135
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States + Google Map

Annual events in Crested Butte and Gunnison

Gunnison Valley is also host to several beloved annual events. A classic winter event is The Alley Loop, a Nordic ski race that doubles as a costume contest. In fall, Mt. Crested Butte hosts the famous Chili and Beer Festival. Every summer in Gunnison, a crowd gathers to watch America’s fourth-oldest rodeo, Cattlemen’s Days. There are also festivals in Crested Butte that celebrate local art, music, wildflowers, and more. Attending an annual event is a good way to connect with the culture of the Gunnison Valley. You might even create a new tradition for you and your family and friends!

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Nordic skiers race in two lines dressed in costumes on a snowy downtown street

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