Visit Crested Butte and Gunnison

Epic Trails and Steep Skiing

So you’ve heard about Crested Butte and Gunnison and are thinking about a visit! Whether it was the endless selection of mountain biking trails or the steep skiing that made you want to come, we’ve got all the information you need to start planning your trip. Discover the trails, ski runs, towns and destinations Gunnison and Crested Butte has to offer.  There are plenty of things to do on your Colorado trip to the Gunnison Valley. While you’re here try to check out an eventyou might end up sampling local chili and beer or at a costume contest on skis. Taste and explore local dining, bar and shopping options as well.

Planning your trip

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

Planning a visit can be a lot of work. This resource will help you plan things to do, where to stay and how to get here. Gunnison and Crested Butte has many things to do, including outdoor recreation, museums to visit, art galleries to browse, and events to attend. You can also check weather and road conditions. Find local restaurants and shopping options to try too. 

A skier rides down a snowy slope with trees and a jagged snow covered peak in the background

Steep skiing in Colorado

Skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is known for its steep skiing, but skiers of all abilities will find runs to experience. 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 on the Epic Pass. There are also many opportunities for backcountry skiing around Crested Butte. If you plan on traveling through or under steep slopes, be certain that you possess the education, skills, and gear necessary to safely navigate through avalanche terrain.

Other activities

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


Explore Gunnison Crested Butte

Let your inner adventurer roam free. We have over 150 trails, four unique mountain towns, 2 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 here 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 Crested Butte. A variety of hotels and other lodging options are available throughout the valley. Options include traditional hotels, quaint inns, ski/in, ski/out resorts and more.

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