Town of Crested Butte
Crested Butte is known as the “Last Great Colorado Ski Town,” due in part to its celebration of the authentic, passion for historic and environmental preservation, and resistance to commercialization. Nestled deep in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the town of Crested Butte is a U.S. National Historic Landmark district with an eclectic and vibrant personality that is unique from any other ski destination. Crested Butte, taking its name from the twisted peak that towers above town, began as a booming silver mining town in the late 1800’s. When the mines began to close, the town began to shrink until the ski industry took hold in the 1960’s. Now, brightly colored historic buildings line Elk Avenue, the hub of dining, art, shopping, and socializing in downtown Crested Butte. World class restaurants, locally roasted coffee, art galleries, locally distilled rum, retail shops, live music, and more can be found on the charismatic half mile stretch, and with a free town shuttle circulating between town, Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte South, and even Gunnison, it’s easy to get around! The skiing and winter recreation draw visitors to town in the winter, but the summers in Crested Butte are just as magical. Many locals say “The winter brought me here and the summer keeps me here” thanks to the near perfect weather and renowned hiking and biking trails. During the winter and summer months, the town is full of life. The majority of visitors travel from Texas, Oklahoma, and the Front Range of Colorado, but travelers from all over the world can be found in Crested Butte. Some come to visit and decide to stay forever!
The locals are some of the happiest people you’ll meet anywhere. Approximately 1,600 residents call Crested Butte home year round. They are inviting and extremely active, participating in an array of outdoor recreation. With seemingly endless access to skiing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, hiking, cross country skiing, rafting and fat biking, it’s no wonder why Crested Butte is known for being one of the healthiest and happiest places to live in Colorado. The town has also hosted some major sporting events including the Alley Loop, X-Games, Pro Cycling Challenge, Fat Bike Worlds, the Ultimate Snowmobiler, extreme skiing competitions and more. The town of Crested Butte is a highly desirable place to live in Gunnison County due to the proximity to shops and restaurants, and the K-12 community school, which was ranked the sixth best public school in the state of Colorado.
Located on the west end of town between Whiterock Avenue and Belleview Avenue, west of First Street.
Heights (Journeys End)
Located on the south end of town between Journeys End Road and the Halazon Ditch (behind the Crested Butte Nordic Center).
Located on the north end of town, north of Butte Avenue and west of 4th Street.
Located on a hill west of town, the neighborhood overlooks Crested Butte to the east and has wilderness views to the west.
Located along Ninth Street between Whiterock Avenue and Maroon Avenue.
The town of Crested Butte offers a variety of home styles drawing from either the mining heritage or the modern mountain designs in the Crested Butte communities. The majority of properties in town are single family homes, however there is a wide array of condos and townhomes as well.