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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Miller Ranch State Wildlife Area (Wet Meadow Restoration)
September 3 @ 9:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pmFree
This Labor Day weekend we are excited to once again join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District, and the US Forest Service to restore riparian and wet meadow habitats in the sagebrush shrublands of Miller Ranch, in the picturesque Ohio Creek Valley. Volunteers will use innovative, yet simple, restoration methods, specifically constructing small rock structures to raise the water table to support plants and insects needed by wildlife. This work will especially benefit Gunnison sage-grouse.
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!