Places to Go

Destinations, National Parks, and Everywhere in Between

Find places to go throughout Crested Butte and the Gunnison valley. Wander through the depths of the Black Canyon National Park, take laps at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, or explore the vibrant mountain towns that make us whole. Boasting a long list of top destinations within Colorado, our region offers something others don’t: a welcoming community with incredible access to the outdoors.  

If you’re looking for a beautiful destination to enjoy your favorite winter activities, this is the place for you.



Our most revered winter experiences range from skiing the world-class slopes of Crested Butte Mountain Resort to exploring vast backcountry trails to taking laps with friends within one of the many Nordic Centers our region has to offer. In the summer months, an impressive 750+ miles of singletrack earn the respect of downhill mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners from all around the world. Throughout our varied public lands and wide open spaces, there’s more than enough space to satisfy any adventure.



Skiing, hiking, sledding, mountain biking—what connects us together is the land that we’re on and we’re all in this space together. We each have a responsibility to keep this place for many years to come. We invite you to be a steward alongside our community.

Top Places to Visit in the Winter

Must-see Destinations For Your Itinerary

skiing at cbmr

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

fat bikers riding down trail

Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

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Downtown Gunnison

hiker at taylor park

Taylor Park

black canyon national park

Black Canyon National Park

backcountry ski

Gunnison National Forest

Stories and Ideas to get You Started

Draw inspiration from the “Diaries of Mother Rock”—a compilation of travel tips, stories, and opinion pieces to help you get ready to visit.

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