Places to Go

Trails, Mountain Towns and Everywhere in Between

Find places to go in Crested Butte and Gunnison. Mountain bike high desert trails, ski runs at Crested Butte Mountain Resort or explore vibrant mountain towns. With over 1 million acres of public lands, four unique mountain towns, 1,200+ miles of trails, a national park and more, you’re sure to find an amazing place to go. 

Mountain Towns

Explore The Gunnison Valley

Gunnison Valley is home to four mountain towns: Gunnison, Almont, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.
Each town has its own unique vibe to experience. Gunnison is home to Western Colorado University, high desert riding at Hartman Rocks and a downtown full of local dining and shopping options. Further north is Almont, home to the Taylor River and access to many of the public lands in the area. Nearly at the end of the road is Crested Butte: Colorado’s coolest and most colorful ski town. Just up the road from Crested Butte is Mt. Crested Butte, home to Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

Ski Areas and Nordic Trails

Steep downhill and pristine cross-country

Downhill skiers can ski the steeps at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). Those looking for a more mellow experience could opt for a cross-country trail. The Gunnison Valley has skiing for all kinds of skiers. CBMR is a world renowned ski area known for its steep and extreme terrain. With 1,527 skiable acres there are runs for skiers of all abilities. The Crested Butte Nordic Center and Gunnison Nordic Club groom trails for cross-country skiing all through the Gunnison Valley. 

Parks and Outdoors


With millions of acres of public lands in the Gunnison Valley, there’s space to satisfy nearly any adventure. Gunnison National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service lands are all within Gunnison County. Ride high desert at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, visit Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado’s largest lake, explore Curecanti National Recreation Area and check out the views from Taylor Park. 

trees line the banks of a small river that has many logs crossing it. You can see parts of the sky in the background



As people who enjoy outdoor recreation, it’s our job to steward the land. By practicing Leave No Trace, supporting trails organizations and traveling responsibly we can protect and keep the land safe for many years to come. We invite you to be a steward alongside our community.

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