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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Mountain Biking Interpretive History Tour
September 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm$30 – $40
Join us for these interpretive history tours as we explore surrounding natural areas around Crested Butte and The Gunnison Valley. These tours will explore the mining and ranching history of the area that we’re riding, history of the trails, and of mountain biking in the valley. You must provide your own mountain bike, helmet, water, snacks, and appropriate outerwear for this tour. We will plan to ride the Lower Loop, which is an easy rated trail, although the trail choice is subject to change depending on current trail conditions. You should have basic mountain biking experience and skills to participate in this tour, as we will not be teaching the basics, however we are always willing to provide some riding instruction and feedback for basic skills tuning. Trail Information: Lower Loop from the Museum to Gunsight Bridge, Out & Back 5.3 Miles 200' Elevation Gain $30 Members of the Museum, $40 Non-Members
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!