THINGS TO DO IN CRESTED BUTTE AND GUNNISON

Outdoor activities and places to explore

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. 

Outdoor Recreation

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. 

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

Public Lands

Explore the open spaces of the Gunnison Valley

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.

Art and Mountain Culture

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.

Art centers crested butte

Art Centers

Museums

Galleries

Events

Four TOWNS TO EXPLORE

COLORADO’S Coolest MOUNTAIN TOWNS

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.

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