THINGS TO DO IN GUNNISON CRESTED BUTTE

SMALL TOWNS. BIG ADVENTURES.

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.

Recreation

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.

summer ride through a field of flowers

Biking

Hiking

Fishing

Camping

Ski & Snowboard

nordic skier on course

Nordic Skiing

Snowshoeing

Snowmobiling

OHV

the town of mt. crested butte

Ice Skating, Sleigh, Dog Sledding

Horseback riding

Horseback riding

climbing a summit under partly sunny skies

Climbing

fat biking at hartman rocks

Fat Bike

Sailing on Blue Mesa

Boating

Golf

hunting in the mountains

Hunting

Wide Open Spaces

Make your next vacation a healthy one in Gunnison-Crested Butte!

Become aquainted with the wide ranging spaces, diverse ecosystems, and vast regions of the Gunnison Valley. We promise, it’s the best destination you’ll find for skiing, hiking, fishing—fill in the blank.

Art and Mountain Culture

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.

Art centers crested butte

Art Centers

Museums

Galleries

Observatory

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COLORADO’S BEST MOUNTAIN TOWNS

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.

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