Some define happiness by their job title and salary, while others pursue their quality of life. Our community combines the best of both worlds by fostering a growing outdoor industry business hub in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
The Gunnison Valley, which includes the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte, is a vibrant, welcoming community of entrepreneurs and adventurers. Although geographically isolated by mountains, we’re deeply connected with our surrounding environment, neighbors and growing community. This is the kind of place where hard work is rewarded, whether that means a day on the mountain or at the office.
There are several local resources available to businesses of all sizes in Gunnison Crested Butte. Whether you’re looking to build a small business or relocate an existing one, there are many amenities throughout Gunnison County and Colorado to support you.
When you’re surrounded by the raw and rugged West Elk Mountains day and night, they start to creep into your soul. The Never-Neverland video series tells the stories of people who work and play in Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado. These characters are emblematic of the passion people hold for Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley.
Come for the trails, stay for the laid-back mountain-town atmosphere found in our beautiful valley. Gunnison is a vibrant college town with a growing business district and a rich history of ranching. Crested Butte is an alpine hamlet steeped in mining history and full of quirky shops and cozy restaurants. Near the resort, Mt. Crested Butte hosts a wealth of convenient alpine activities. Almont is the quaint rural town you’ve never heard of, but will forever stick with you.
Enjoy 2+ million acres of public lands, a collection of state and national parks, and a world-class ski resort located right in your back yard. With this kind of access to the outdoors, embracing a work hard, play hard lifestyle is easy.
Whether you’re into skiing, biking, rafting, fishing or hiking there’s a corner of the Gunnison Valley for you.
In the Gunnison Valley, we prioritize life-work balance. The opportunity to get outside and enjoy our space every day is a key reason we all live here. Our Community Values are a reflection of this philosophy.