Lodging in Almont

Lodging in Almont, Colorado is rustic and close to outdoor activities. Lodging options in Almont include private cabins, campgrounds, and hotel-style rooms in lodges. Gunnison is 10 miles south of Almont and Crested Butte is 17 miles north. Its location along Highway 135 makes it a good base camp during a trip to the Gunnison Valley. You can also take advantage of the things to do in Almont during your stay.  

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What to expect in Almont

Most of the lodging options in Almont are riverside cabins. Picture a quintessential log cabin with cozy interiors, outdoor-themed furnishings and views of the mountains and river. Relax to the sound of the river running outside your door. Most cabins come with kitchens, satellite TV, appliances, linens and internet. Prices for renting a private cabin are lower in Almont than Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.

Why stay in Almont?

River Access in Almont

The Taylor and East Rivers meet in Almont to form the Gunnison River. The Taylor and Gunnison Rivers are the most popular rivers in the Gunnison Valley for fishing and whitewater boating. Portions of the Taylor and Gunnison Rivers were awarded gold medal status from the Colorado Fish and Wildlife Commission. Fish these pristine waters for trout and Kokanee salmon on your own, or hire a professional guide from a local outfitter.

A view of mountain peaks framed by pine boughs

Taylor Canyon and Taylor Park

Taylor Park, located on the west side of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness near Taylor Reservoir, is a recreation paradise. Hike, bike, boat, off-road, fish and more. Taylor Park and Taylor Canyon are part of Gunnison National Forest.

Mountain biking near Almont

Doctor Park is one of Colorado’s most famous mountain biking trails. It is located a few miles up Taylor Canyon from Almont. The full Doctor Park loop is 20 miles and rated difficult. The downhill portion of Doctor Park is one of the fastest and steepest trails in the Valley. More MTB trails in Crested Butte and Gunnison are just short drives away.

Sheep by the side of the road. A bighorn sheep herd likes to hang out in Almont, CO and lick the salt off the road.

Wildlife in Almont

Wildlife like elk, bighorn sheep, bears, birds, mountain lions and small game live around Almont and the Almont Triangle State Wildlife Area. This area is closed from December 1 to April 30 to protect the animals and the environment. Wildlife tends to be most active at dawn and dusk. The best way to spot wildlife while hiking is by being quiet and hiking early in the day. Never approach or feed animals in the wild. Taylor Canyon is another good place for wildlife viewing near Almont. Watch out for animals, especially bighorn sheep, on the road.

Hunting in Almont

The public lands around Almont teem with wildlife, including elk and other game animals. Game Management Units (GMU) 54 and 55 are accessible from Almont. Most of the hunting outfitters in the Gunnison Valley offer guided hunts in GMU 54 and 55. GMU 54 is on the west side of Highway 135 in the West Elk Wilderness. Unit 55 is on the east side of Highway 135. Learn more about planning a Colorado elk hunting trip.

OHV in Almont

Taylor Park has an extensive ATV and OHV trail system. It stretches from Chaffee County to Cottonwood Pass. It also connects the Cement Creek and Brush Creek motorized trails. Taylor Park provides the greatest concentration of dirt roads and motorized singletrack in the county.

The front of a fly shop. Almont, CO is known for fly fishing

The town of Almont

Almont is a small unincorporated community with a handful of amenities. Two lodging properties have restaurants. There is also a coffee shop that sells a few staple grocery items. There is one store that sells souvenirs, fishing supplies, and other items like sunscreen and bug spray. Gas and other groceries can be purchased in Gunnison and Crested Butte.

Other places to stay in the Gunnison Valley

Browse lodging options in Gunnison, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested below. 

Proximity to the Gunnison Valley

Almont’s location in the center of the Gunnison Valley makes it a great place during a visit to Gunnison and Crested Butte. It is conveniently located along Highway 135 between the two Colorado mountain towns. The RTA bus provides free public transportation throughout the whole valley. Hop on at the Almont bus stop to get to Gunnison or Crested Butte.

What season is the best to stay in Almont?

There are year-round lodging options in Almont. Learn more about the different seasons in Gunnison and Crested Butte.

Camping near Almont

There is a high concentration of camping near Almont. The National Forest Service manages over 10 campgrounds in Taylor Canyon and Taylor Park. Many of them have amenities such as pit toilets and fire rings. Campgrounds are a mix of first come first serve and reservable.  

people mountain biking down a steep trail. Doctor Park is a famous MTB trail in Colorado

Activity ideas in Almont

Summer: Go off-roading in Taylor Park or rafting on the Upper Taylor River
Fall: Mountain bike Doctor Park or hunt for elk

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