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 the Skyland Pavilion run around Lake Grant, up the Bridges Trail and down Whetstone Vista. The short course returns to Skyland via Brush Creek road and the Skyland bike path. The long course heads up Brush Creek turns left up the Upper, Upper and returns to Skyland via the Bridges and Skyland Home Owners’; Trails. Distance: 4 mile (+449′) loop on single track trail, paved road and paved bike path. 6 mile (+915′) loop on single track with a short section of paved and dirt road. Meet: At the Skyland Pavilion at Lake Grant
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!