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Planning Your Colorado Vacation

How to get here, where to stay and what to do

As you get ready for your trip to Gunnison Crested Butte for a Colorado vacation, you probably have some questions. How do you get to the Gunnison Valley? What are popular activities and things to do here? What are the best hotels in Crested Butte and Gunnison? What are some good restaurants? What makes this area different from other parts of Colorado? This page is here to help you plan your trip and know what to expect when you visit.

Colorado vacation


From cabins to condos

Find a hotel, condo or vacation rental that fits your budget and style. From slopeside accommodations in Mt. Crested Butte to affordable, straightforward lodging in Gunnison, we’ve got you covered for your Colorado vacation.

Getting Here

Fly to Gunnison Crested Butte Airport

With new added flights heading in and out of Gunnison Crested Butte Airport (GUC), visiting the valley has never been easier for your Colorado vacation. View flight schedules and more on our Getting Here page. 

Planes at Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport

Things to do in Crested Butte and Gunnison

Mountain biking, skiing and more

The Gunnison Valley is a great place to get outside! There are outdoor recreation opportunities in every corner of the two million acres of public lands here. Find an activity on land, water or snow.

Colorado’s four seasons

The Gunnison Valley has four distinct seasons. Gunnison comes to life in spring, with tacky trails at Hartman Rocks and rushing rivers. Crested Butte’s famous wildflowers bloom in summer. Aspens turn to gold in fall. Winter covers the mountains in a blanket of snow, ideal for skiing. Learn more about each one to plan what time of year you’d like to visit.

Road conditions sign on Highway 135 in Colorado

Check Local Conditions

What to expect on the road

The weather in Gunnison Crested Butte can change quickly. It’s a good idea to check out travel conditions before making the trip out, especially if you plan on driving into town. Click below to view live webcams of Monarch Pass, Highway 135 and more.

Restaurants and shopping

The downtown scene in Colorado’s coolest mountain towns

Find a great place to eat in any corner of the valley. While you’re there, check out the gear shops and retail stores nearby. 

Blue Mesa Reservoir

Planning your wedding or event

Venues, caterers and more

Want to get hitched in the mountains? Or are you looking for the next destination for your corporate retreat? Check out our weddings and events page for tips. 

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