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Mt. Crested Butte Lodging

Lodging in Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado is mostly resorts,  vacation rentals and ski-in/ski-out properties. Staying in lodging in Mt. Crested Butte positions you close to Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) and high alpine trails. Events such as live music and ski competitions happen throughout the year at CBMR. Visit downtown Crested Butte during your stay with a short ride on the town shuttle.

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Enter the dates of your trip into the widget below to search available options in Mt. Crested Butte. Filter by amenities like internet, hot tubs and pet-friendliness. Summer, winter and spring break are the busiest times to stay in Mt. Crested Butte. Book early for the best rate and to secure your reservation!

What to expect in Mt. Crested Butte

Mt. Crested Butte has the largest concentration of resort-style hotels in the Gunnison Valley. You can also stay in slopeside condos and vacation rentals. Compared to destinations like Aspen and Vail, lodging in Mt. Crested Butte is relatively affordable.

An A-frame cabin in Mt. Crested Butte, CO

Ski-in/ski-out Lodging in Mt. Crested Butte

Imagine waking up, drinking your coffee with a view of Crested Butte Mountain, grabbing your skis and skiing right to the chairlift from your door. Simplify your Colorado ski trip and book a ski-in/ski-out property. Ski-in/ski-out options include hotels, slopeside condos, and houses and apartments on marketplaces like Airbnb and VRBO. The north end of Mt. Crested Butte has many luxurious homes and cabins with amazing views. Find a cozy cabin or relaxing ski chalet for your group.

Why stay in Mt. Crested Butte?

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers skiing in the winter and a lift-served mountain bike park in the summer. Crested Butte is on the Epic Pass.

Skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is known for steep and extreme double-black runs. Intermediate and beginner skiers can also hit the slopes. 37% of the terrain is expert, 25% is advanced, 24% is intermediate and 14% is beginner. Save time and maximize your ski trip by staying in Mt. Crested Butte lodging close to the resort.

A skier skiing over a small cliff. Skiing extremes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
A difficult bike trail at the Crested Butte bike park. A mountain biker rides on a wooden trail

Mountain biking at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park opens in June. The bike park has over 30 miles of lift-served MTB trails via the Red Lady Express lift. Many of the downhill trails connect to nearby cross-country trails including Snodgrass, Happy Hour and Tony’s, which take you off the resort.

Summer at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

The Adventure Park opens in the summer. Kids can rock climb, bungee jump on a trampoline and pan for fake gems at the Adventure Park. Other summer activities at CBMR include disc golf, archery, hiking and scenic lift rides on the Silver Queen Express and Red Lady Express. The Crested Butte Peak Hike is two miles roundtrip from the top of the Silver Queen Express and 9 miles roundtrip from the base area.

Wildflowers at Crested Butte Mountain Resort summer
Skies skiing down a ski run while holding torches to create a line going down the mountain for the torchlight parade in Mt. Crested Butte

Events at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Catch live music after a day of skiing in the winter or on a summer evening. Crested Butte’s famous Chili and Beer Festival is held every fall at the base area of CBMR. Holiday events include the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and a visit from Santa around Christmas. Blister Summit, a consumer gear testing event, is held in February.

Other events include ski races, competitions, a pond skim and more. Stay in lodging in Mt. Crested Butte and be within easy walking distance of these fun events from your hotel or vacation rental. Check out the CBMR events calendar for more information.

Trail access in Mt. Crested Butte

Mt. Crested Butte sits at an elevation of 9,375 feet. Lodging in Mt. Crested Butte is close to some of the best high alpine trails in the Gunnison Valley. You can mountain bike, hike or off-road practically right out your door.

Flowers on a hillside with a mountain peak in the background. fleabane, snodgrass, crested butte, landscape, wildflowers, summer.

Mountain biking in Mt. Crested Butte

Snodgrass and the 401 are two iconic mountain bike trails in Mt. Crested Butte. The Snodgrass trailhead is about two miles up the road from CBMR. This trail is dotted with wildflowers in the summer. It offers beautiful views of Crested Butte Mountain and Whetstone Mountain. 401 is at the top of Schofield Pass. This trail is known for its steady and flowy downhill.

A mountain biker on a trail with the top of a ski lift. MTB crested butte mountain resort in crested butte, co

Hiking in Mt. Crested Butte

Hiking trails in Mt. Crested Butte include Judd Falls Trail, Oh Be Joyful Trail, Crested Butte Mountain Summit Trail and Rustler’s Gulch Trail. Experience Crested Butte’s explosion of wildflowers by taking a summer hike. Catch them at their peak around mid-July.

Off-roading in Mt. Crested Butte

Paradise Divide and Schofield Pass are popular OHV routes near Mt. Crested Butte. This scenic drive provides stunning views of Maroon Bells and the West Elk Mountains. Take Gothic Road (County Road 317) past Snodgrass and the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. After you reach the top of Paradise Divide, you’ll drop onto Slate River Road in Crested Butte. High clearance and 4-wheel-drive is recommended for this road.

a small collection of buildings along a dirt road with a pointy mountain peak in the background. It is the rocky mountain biological laboratory.

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) is a research station in the old townsite of Gothic, Colorado. RMBL offers free tours of the townsite from June to September. Stop in at the visitor’s center for a snack, and souvenirs and to learn more about the research at RMBL.

Public transportation in Mt. Crested Butte

Utilize the free public transportation, Mountain Express, in Mt. Crested Butte to get to CBMR or the town of Crested Butte. Mountain Express also offers a service called FirstTracks. This on-demand shuttle service picks you up right at your door. It can connect you with the Mountain Express town shuttle, CBMR or the Gunnison Valley RTA.

Gunnison RTA Bus

The RTA is a free valley-wide bus that runs between Gunnison and Crested Butte. There is one RTA stop in Mt. Crested Butte at the base area of CBMR.

The mountain express crested butte shuttle. A bus in front of a tall building.

The town of Mt. Crested Butte

Mt. Crested Butte is a small community with a handful of amenities. There is also a small store that sells grocery staples and has an attached liquor store in Mt. Crested Butte. Head to Crested Butte and Gunnison for more restaurant and grocery options. Rent gear or purchase forgotten items like ski gloves or sunglasses at one of the gear shops near the base area. Small shops in the hotel lobbies also sell items like sunscreen and snacks.  

Amenities at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Most of the dining options are at Crested Butte Mountain Resort on the mountain and at the base area. Butte 66, Coal Breaker Coffee Co. and Rooster Run are in the Treasury Center and are good lunch spots. Dinner, coffee, ice cream, burgers and more can be found around the base area. Paradise Warming House, Uley’s Cabin and The Umbrella Bar are on the mountain and serve drinks, snacks and lunch. Uley’s Cabin has specialty drinks and Colorado-inspired fare. A reservation is recommended.

Mt. Crested Butte Lodging Business Listings

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Activity ideas in Mt. Crested Butte

Summer: Mountain bike a high alpine trail or take a tour at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Fall: Hike Judd Falls to see fall leaves
Winter: Ski at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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