Visit Crested Butte and Gunnison

Endless trails. Endless views.

Whether it was the endless selection of mountain biking trails or the steep skiing that made you want to visit Crested Butte and Gunnison, we’ve got all the information you need to plan a successful trip to Colorado. Find places to go and things to do in the Gunnison Valley’s scenic public lands and easygoing mountain towns. 

Three people walk down downtown Crested Butte in the snow

Planning your trip

Plan how to get here, things to do and where to stay

This guide will help you plan things to do, where to stay and how to get to Colorado for your epic visit to the Gunnison Valley. Gunnison and Crested Butte have many things to do, including outdoor recreation, museums, art galleries and events. You can also check weather and road conditions. Find local restaurants and shopping options to try, too. 

A woman skis on a steep off-piste run through conifer trees on a ski trip to Crested Butte.

Skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

The steepest ski resort in the United States

Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is known for its double-black-diamond extreme terrain, but skiers of all abilities will find appropriate runs to explore here. Test yourself on some of the steepest in-bounds ski terrain in the U.S., or enjoy something more mellow on the resort’s 1,547 skiable acres. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is now on the Epic Pass. There are also many opportunities for backcountry skiing in the vast public lands surrounding Crested Butte and Gunnison.

Other Colorado winter activities

Check out other fun things to do in winter in Crested Butte and Gunnison.


Explore Gunnison Crested Butte

Let your inner adventurer roam free. We have over 150 mountain bike trails, four unique mountain towns, two million acres of public land, one of Colorado’s best National Parks and a world-class ski resort to explore. Where will you head to first?



When you’re done with your outdoor adventures, the towns of the Gunnison Valley provide a laid-back place to enjoy a meal or grab a drink. Soak in the college-town vibes of downtown Gunnison or immerse yourself in the eclectic atmosphere of quirky Crested Butte. Learn more about the restaurants, shopping and lodging in each town.

Colorado travel tips

Find inspiration, trip itineraries, and tips for your visit to Gunnison and Crested Butte.

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