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: A run from New McCabe’s trailhead, out Sandy Wash to Scary Hill Road then loop around Gateway trail to Josie’s and onto Graceland and then return to the start. Great trails through the sagebrush and rocky outcroppings of Hartman Rocks. Distance: 7.1 miles (+974′), all on single track trails and dirt roads. Meet: At the McCabe’s Lane New trailhead at Hartman Rocks. Take Hwy 50 west from Gunnison for 2.5 miles, then turn south and follow McCabe’s Lane (County Road 32) for 1.5 miles and the New trailhead will be on the left (.25 miles past the old TH).
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!