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Mountain Manners Wildflower & Natural History Hike

July 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Mountain Manners Wildflower & Natural History Hike

These three-quarters day hikes allow plenty of time to learn local wildflowers and natural history, and see the gorgeous terrain of the area through a guided hike, while additionally acquiring Mountain Manners and Leave No TraceTM skills.

            Sunday, July 9. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $75. Instructor: Molly Murfee

            Friday, August 11. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $75. Instructor: Molly Murfee

Do you love being in the back-country but don’t know if you’re “doing it right?” This summer, the local education and stewardship effort, Mountain Manners, is offering a variety of courses based in the Leave No TraceTM tenets to give you the low-down on low-environmental impact travel through wild, fragile places. Hikers, bikers, backpackers and car campers – come get smart about bringing the right gear; trail etiquette; choosing the best lunch and camp sites; making a low impact fire; preserving flora and fauna; “toilet” practices; dealing with trash; preserving water quality and more.

Eight classes are offered June through August taught by instructors Molly Murfee and Gillian Rossi. To fully address a variety of needs a mixture of time commitments, activities and price points are available. All classes are complemented by reference materials and fun swag to take home. Classes tailored for specific groups (such as hunters, fisherpeople, river runners, motorized users and more) are also available upon request.

Mountain Manners was created as a response from locals about “loving our public lands to death.” Collaboratively conceived and sponsored by the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Mountain Manners serve as a relatable, easy to remember, fun and eye-catching educational campaign to teach recreators about outdoor etiquette. Mountain Manners also sponsors Peak Protectors, a training for local citizens to educate recreators about proper outdoor etiquette while on the trails.

Register for any Mountain Manners Stewardship Course through the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival online at www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com. Go to the “Events” tab, then “Mountain Manners Stewardship Classes” on the drop-down menu. You may also register by phone at (970) 349-2571. All courses begin at the 4-way stop / Visitor Center in Crested Butte on the NE Corner of Elk Avenue and Sixth Street (Hwy 135), except for the July 9 offering which meets at the Crested Butte Community School at 818 Red Lady Avenue in Crested Butte. Be prepared to carpool except for the Mountain Manners for Mountain Bikes which will bike from the 4-way.


Crested Butte Wildflower Festival


Crested Butte Visitor’s Center
601 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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(970) 349-6438

In order to streamline our calendar we've moved guided mountain bike trips to a separate page on our sister site MTBHome.com. You can view those trips by guide service here.

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