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: From Gunsight Pass road down Slate River road to Lupine II trail. Climb Lupine II and turn Left Up Smith Hill road to Gunsight connector trail, then down to Gunsight Pass road and back to the start. Distance: 5.5 miles (+908′), on single track trail and dirt roads with great views down into Slate River valley. Meet: At the parking area on Gunsight Pass road, just off Slate River road about 4 miles north of Crested Butte.
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!