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Gunnison Valley Events Calendar

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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Poker Ride & BBQ

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Enjoy a trail ride on your own horse or a hike through spectacular views of the gorgeous fall colors and see if you collect the cards for a winning poker hand! This is an outdoor fundraiser for Gunnison Tough! POKER RIDE Horse Owners: ready to try your luck on horseback and have some fun? The horseback loop is approximately 2 1/2 hours and you will draw cards for your poker hand along the way. We will be staggering small groups of horses starting at 8:30 am. POKER HIKE Hikers: join a fun group for an unforgettable day. The hiking loop is approximately 1 1/2 hours and you will draw cards for your poker hand along the way. Hikers start together at 9:30 am led by Gunnison Tough Board Member, Gloria Kern. BBQ LUNCH Flexible times for the BBQ to accommodate hikers’ and riders’ arrival back to the ranch: 11:30 am (ish) & 5 B’s BBQ Lunch & Drinks 12:30 pm (ish) & MUSIC with Singer-Songwriter TBA How It Works Rider/Hiker receives 7 cards per hand and can use top 5 cards. There will be 7 stations along the trail where folks pick up cards. CASH Payout for Top Five Poker Hands! Additional Prizes for Top Hands Ride Space is Limited to 50 Riders If Possible, Please Carpool. BYO Chairs or Blankets. No Dogs.


September 29
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Annual events in Crested Butte and Gunnison

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!

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