The Gunnison Valley is famous for both summer and winter outdoor recreation opportunities. Hiking and mountain biking are popular summer sports, and alpine skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort is unmatched in the winter. You’ll find great restaurants, shopping and arts in the valley’s unique mountain towns.
If you enjoy outdoor sports, Gunnison Crested Butte is the perfect place for you. From high-energy adrenaline sports like mountain biking and skiing, to more relaxing activities like hiking and fishing, you’ll find many ways to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Please take good care of our precious public lands by recreating responsibly while you’re here.
Gunnison Crested Butte is home to more than two million acres of public lands. Explore national forests, wilderness areas and BLM lands during your trip.
Arts and culture are a big part of Gunnison County’s heart and soul. The downtown areas are lined with art galleries, and there is an arts center at either end of the valley. Events and performances include music, film and dance. Art and film festivals are held annually in Crested Butte.
The towns of the Gunnison Valley are small but vibrant. You’ll find lively downtown scenes, great restaurants and shopping in both the north and south ends of the valley. Our events calendar is a good place to learn about upcoming festivals and special events.