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.
Have you ever wanted to be a cowgirl for a day? Here’s your chance to go on an evening cattle round-up on a private ranch in Gunnison, Colorado. You’ll learn about working cattle, backcountry horseback riding, working cattle dogs, rotational grazing, and more. When we’re finished, we’ll enjoy refreshments back at the ranch. This event is geared towards women with some prior riding experience. If you are a beginner and would like to learn basic horseback riding skills, please contact Erin at [email protected]. Provided: Horse, saddle pad, saddle, bridle, and refreshments (guide fee is included).
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!