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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Twilight Shavano Tours
June 26 @ 12:00 am$20
Located just outside of Montrose, the Shavano Valley is one of the most picturesque and important rock art sites in western Colorado. The site was used from at least 1000 BCE to 1900 CE by both the Archaic and Ute peoples. Tours are led by a trained Shavano Valley Petroglyph Docent. Participants must dress for the weather. Moderate graded hike. Sturdy shoes or boots are ideal for the rough trail and steep slopes. Headlamps or flashlights may come in handy. Participants will meet at the Ute Indian Museum and caravan to the site. $20 Adult / $15 Members $5.00 6-16 / Free – 5 & Under Limit of 15 participants. Contact the Ute Indian Museum (970) 249-3098 for reservations. Note: this event does not recur on 7/30/2022.
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!