Gunnison-Crested Butte is known for its chill vibe, perfect for unplugging and recharging. Our cool, clean Rocky Mountain air and relaxed atmosphere welcome guests the moment they step foot in Gunnison Valley.
Once you’re here you’ll find yourself surrounded by professional athletes, outdoor lovers, weekend warriors, and likely more health and wellness practitioners per capita than anywhere else in the country. Gunnison County is a mecca of health and fitness. Local freeskier Aaron Blunck competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where local orthopedic surgeon Gloria Beim, MD also served as chief medical officer for Team USA. Gunnison local Dave Wiens has won the Leadville 100 mountain bike race six consecutive times and now leads the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). Rebecca Dussault, local cross-country skier, competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics. These people represent a handful of professional athletes who choose to live, train, and raise their families in this special place.
Healthy lifestyles for the spirit, mind, and body have expanded to go beyond traditional Western practices and include acupuncture, yoga, pilates, reiki, orthobionomy and more. There are a variety of favorite spa services available in the valley as well.
The offerings for yoga in Crested Butte and Gunnison are many; choose from daily classes, workshops, teacher training, and private instruction. Whether you’re looking for a small, intimate class, or a larger gathering you will find your perfect practice with one of our partners. Our studios here are welcoming to visitors and offer a variety of classes including prana flow, yin, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Phoenix Rising, Therapeutic, Restorative Yoga, and even Yoga for Cancer Survivors.
Plan your next yoga retreat in Gunnison County’s beautiful Rocky Mountain setting, and make your vacation one of relaxation and renewal.
Spa & Massage
Gunnison Valley has a pretty broad range of spa and beauty treatments available throughout the valley. Offerings include weight loss programs, aromatherapy treatments, wraps, scrubs, altitude therapy, and more.
Some spas and salons also specialize in bridal prep and care. You could get a simple updo for the bride or full hair and make-up for the entire bridal party. Looking for even more pampering? Get the whole group signed up for a spa day to relax before the big day.
Most spas offer massage services. There are plenty of additional massage therapists in the valley with their own practices. We have local specialists in techniques like Hot Stone massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue massage, Shiatsu, Sports, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Prenatal massage, thai massage, and Geriatric Massage.
Exercise & Swimming
Whether your tastes lie in the extreme or the serene, Gunnison-Crested Butte allows you to maintain your healthy lifestyle even on vacation. In the summer months enjoy mountain biking, trail running, hiking, kayaking, and more. For the winter months get your heart pumping with snowshoeing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, fat biking, Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, and ice skating.
Crested Butte and Gunnison have several options if you’re looking to keep up with your swimming or Crossfit routine on vacation. Many of our lodging options have in-house fitness facilities. Even if yours doesn’t, both ends of the valley have options for all your fitness needs. Gunnison’s Aquatics Center has both a lap and leisure pool that is great for families. The serious swimmer can do some laps while the rest of the family enjoys the slides and jets in the leisure pool.
We have 2 million+ acres of public lands in Gunnison Valley and 750+ miles of mountain biking trails. If you add in the dirt roads and wilderness trails that are closed to bikers, we expect you could easily tally over 1,500 miles of dirt fit for running, maybe even over 2,000. We’re a trail runners paradise.
Because of that, we have several groups in Gunnison and Crested Butte that organize weekly runs and races. Crested Butte Mountain Runners have events from the spring through the fall. There are a few annual runs in Gunnison every year. The Crested Butte Nordic Center is growing their list of brutally difficult trail runs, too. Our calendar is full of trail running events for you to plan a visit around. Or just come and get out to enjoy the trails on your own.
Make your next vacation a healthy one in Gunnison-Crested Butte!
There are so many activities to check out on your vacation to Crested Butte and Gunnison!