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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. 

Trees with yellow leaves and bright storefronts line the street in downtown Gunnison, Colorado in fall.

Planning your trip

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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. Activities abound in Gunnison and Crested Butte, including skiing, mountain biking and exploring the area’s vast public lands. Check weather and road conditions before you head out. Find local restaurants and shopping options to try, too. 


Explore Gunnison and Crested Butte

Let your inner adventurer roam free. Gunnison County contains more than 150 trails, four unique mountain towns, two million acres of public lands and a world-class ski resort to explore. Where will you head to first?

Colorado mountain biking at its best

MTB trails in Gunnison, Crested Butte and everywhere in between

Whether you’re a beginner rider or an expert, the Gunnison Valley has epic mountain bike trails for your visit. Ride flowy, high-elevation singletrack through wildflowers and aspen groves in Crested Butte. Check out lift-served bike park trails at the resort in Mt. Crested Butte. Explore spruce-tree lined descents on the east side of the Valley. Head to Gunnison for technical desert mountain biking that will remind you of riding in Fruita and Moab. Peruse an interactive map and read guides to each of the Gunnison Valley’s trail zones on our mountain biking page.



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.

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