The town of Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado, also known as Mt. CB, lies three miles up the road from the town of Crested Butte. It’s nestled at the base of Crested Butte Mountain, offering unparalleled access to downhill skiing and a mountain biking park. On top of the extreme sports, you’ll also find plenty of activities for kids of all ages to enjoy, including live music every Wednesday night in summer. Public lands access abounds, with hiking and mountain biking trails (including the famous Snodgrass Trail) radiating every direction from the town. It’s easy to get to Mt. CB from Crested Butte or Gunnison via the free bus system.
During the summer months, take a scenic chairlift ride or zipline through the trees. If you came to mountain bike, the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park (formerly known as Evolution Bike Park) offers some of the best beginner-friendly downhill mountain bike trails in the state. It’s a great place to go if you’re a group of mixed abilities. Hot Dogger and Awakening are green runs perfect for beginners.
Although known for its heritage of extreme sports, Mt. Crested Butte also has a thriving arts scene. The Lodge at Mountaineer Square is home to a gallery featuring the work of local artists. In summer, you can catch a concert every Wednesday night.