If you’re visiting Crested Butte this summer, you’ll definitely want to check out The Crested Butte Hiking Guide. Crested Butte is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and the Elk Mountain Range, offering some of the best hiking in the country. With hills covered in wildflowers in the summer months, hikers will also find breathtaking mountain and valley views. From towering peaks to it’s lush valleys, Crested Butte offers hikes for everyone of every ability. The hiking season here is short however. Starting in late may and running into early October, visitors have only a few short months to take in the summer wildflowers which let to a sea of golden aspens in early fall. Most Crested Butte trails are dog friendly so be sure to bring your four legged friend and your camera as you set out on a day adventure into the Gunnison National Forest and it’s five Wilderness areas. The Crested Butte Hiking Guide was created to help visitors choose the best trails for their hike based on several categories. These are filtered by trail difficulty, features and average length of time it’ll take to complete your hike. With approximately 40 trails in this guide, you are sure to find one that you or the family will thoroughly enjoy so find your trail, pack a snack and water and hit the trail! Just remember, please don’t pick the wildflowers and don’t leave a trace or trash.
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