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.
Cheatgrass is an annual invasive grass, and its range is expanding in the Gunnison Basin. This plant increases wildfire frequency, reduces forage for livestock and big game, and reduces the quality of wildlife habitat. If you want to learn how to control this plant on your land and are interested in FREE cheatgrass treatments on your land, please join us for a FREE informational workshop on cheatgrass ecology and management! Lunch included. Topics will include: Cheatgrass identification, Impacts of grazing on cheatgrass, Cheatgrass ecology and history, Treatment options, Reducing the spread, How to calibrate equipment, Resources for treating your land. Cost is free but RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP: Petar Simic, [email protected], 248-881-6982 Or RSVP here: https://forms.gle/2k2Y6hdevE4Apcbj7
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!