Summer Activities in Crested Butte

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Crested Butte may be known for it’s world-class skiing and snowboarding, but the endless summer activities are just as big of a draw to visitors and locals alike. Known as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte is stunning from downtown to the higher alpine trails. Flowers are everywhere! Whether you’re looking for some solitude or fun activities for the whole family, the Gunnison Valley delivers! Crested Butte is also fortunate to have The Adaptive Sports Center, a local nonprofit which aims to provide equal access to outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. Check out their summer and fall activities here.

Mountain Biking

Widely known as the birthplace of mountain biking, Crested Butte is home to some of the best trails Colorado has to offer.

Biking Resources


The Gunnison Valley is home to some epic climbing including some of the longest rock routes in the state.

Local Information & Guides


Welcome to Crested Butte, where spectacular, pristine, secluded streams, creeks and rivers are surrounded by vast wilderness. A true sportsman’s paradise lies only a few miles from gourmet restaurants, luxury world class lodging, shops and a myriad of other outdoor activities.

Guides & Outfitters


Gunnison County has two beautiful golf courses, including the championship Robert Trent Jones, II course at the Club at Crested Butte.

Gunnison County Golf Courses


Wherever you go in the Crested Butte area, you are never far from some of the most magnificent National Forest land in the country. Whether your preference is for day trips, overnight backpacking, or multiple day traverses and loops in the West Elk mountain range, the Crested Butte area offers a hiking trail for everyone.

Trail & Camping Resources


Gunnison County is home to some of Colorado’s best rafting, kayaking and boating. 

Outfitters & Local Waters

Camping Gunnison County
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