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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Hiking Interpretive Tour: Oh Be Joyful
August 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm$50 – $65
Join us for these new interpretive history tours as we explore surrounding natural areas around Crested Butte and The Gunnison Valley. These tours will explore the history of the area that we will be touring on and/or the history of a related subject or group of people in the area. You must provide your own water, snacks, and appropriate outerwear for this tour. We will plan to hike the Oh Be Joyful, although the trail choice is subject to change depending on current trail conditions. Trail Information: 13.0 Miles, 2,286’ Elevation Gain, Difficult Rating We do not plan to hike the entire trail, however please note that a lot of the trail is steep and difficult, and we will turn around when the group deems necessary. We will meet at the Crested Butte Museum for check-in at 11am. Van transport is included in the ticket price to the trailhead and back to the museum, however you are welcome to take a personal vehicle to the trailhead if you prefer once you check in at the museum. This tour will last until around 3pm.
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!