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.
Course: Start up Duane’s World, Left on South Rim Trail, Across Ridgeline to Shoelace and down Chicken Wing, back to the start. Distance: 7 miles (+1033′), all on single track trail. Meet: At the Duane’s World at Signal Peak. From Gunnison, head East on Highway 50 (1.7miles), Left on Ute Lane / 72 (.6miles), Left on Navaho Lane / Signal Peak Road 3122 (1mile) to Trail Head.
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!