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: Climb Middle Cement Creek Trail, head up the valley on the new Middle Cement Creek Trail, climb up Waterfall Creek, return down valley on the Waterfall Cutoff Trail, descend The Wall & Middle Cement Creek back to the start. Distance: 11.7 miles (+2287′), all on single track trail. Meet: At the parking area just before the Cement Creek Campground. Approximately 3.3miles east from Crested Butte South & Highway 135.
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!