The Gunnison Valley is famous for both our summer and winter outdoor recreation opportunities. Hiking and mountain biking are popular summer sports, and alpine skiing is favored in the winter. Gunnison and Crested Butte have a vibrant arts scene, shopping, music, events, children’s camps, festivals, and tons of other activities for folks of all ages and interests. Learn more by clicking your desired activity below.
There’s no better feeling than getting outside and immersing yourself in nature. It’s part of our culture and our day-to-day ritual. But they don’t call it the wild, wild west for nothing—when stepping out into the wilderness, don’t forget to know before you go, consider the 7 Leave No Trace practices, and always have a backup plan. Well-prepared travel is responsible travel.
Arts and culture are a big part of Gunnison County’s heart and soul. Our small mountain communities offer a big mix of opera, film, concerts, plays, galleries, classes and cultural venues. At both ends of the valley the art centers, theaters and museums have offerings that fill the event calendar with a wealth of options.
The towns of the Gunnison Valley are small but vibrant. You’ll find lively downtown scenes and a thriving arts culture 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.