The Gunnison Valley is famous for both summer and winter outdoor recreation. In summer, explore the two million acres of public lands by hiking and mountain biking. In winter, alpine skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort is unmatched. There are dozens of miles of scenic cross-country ski trails, too. You’ll find great restaurants, shopping, arts and events in the valley’s unique mountain towns.
If you enjoy outdoor sports, the Gunnison Valley is the perfect adventure destination. 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 County 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.
Looking for more ideas for activities in Crested Butte and Gunnison? Check out these ski area insider trips, mountain bike trail recommendations and more!