Gunnison - Crested Butte

United States of America

Photo provided by Tom Runcie/Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association
Photo provided by Tom Runcie/Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association
Come to Gunnison - Crested Butte and enjoy its skiing, hiking, and fishing.

Explore the full spectrum of the great outdoors in the Gunnison Valley. Gunnison-Crested Butte is known for its beauty no matter what the season. The rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains frame canyons, rivers, wide green fields and laid-back, friendly towns.

Crested Butte is a classic Victorian mining town. Get a feel of that heritage when you explore the streets and see Victorian-era architecture. Just out of town is Crested Butte Mountain Resort, where you can ski and snowboard in winter, and hike, bike and zip line in summer.

For great family fun, take the kids on a dog sled or snow mobile ride. Head to the Adventure Park at the base of the mountain to try the bungee trampoline, climbing wall and snow tubes.

Find more winter sport activities at the Crested Butte Nordic Center, which offers Nordic cross country skiing lessons and snowshoeing tours of the backcountry. Bring your ice skates and get free admission to the center’s rink.

In the summer, fill your days with mountain biking, camping, fly fishing, and horseback riding. The Blue Mesa Réservoir is the largest body of water in the state and a famous fishing destination, especially for varieties of trout and salmon. The Gunnison Valley is home to the state record for brown, rainbow and lake trout, and the state record for kokanee salmon. The reservoir isn’t far from the spectacular Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, a perfect spot to hike and camp. The Gunnison Valley also has 750 miles (1,207 kilometers) of mountain bike trails, more than any mountain valley in America.

This region’s charms do not end with its natural wonders. Experience Gunnison’s “Cattlemen’s Days”, the oldest rodeo in Colorado. An event that proudly celebrates the area’s long ranching heritage.

Known for

Skiing, Hiking and Fishing

Top Hotels in Gunnison - Crested Butte

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Grand Lodge Crested Butte
3 out of 5
6 Emmons Rd, Mount Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO
$89/night
Aug 27 - Aug 28
4.2/5Very Good! (1,242 reviews)

Located near the slopes, this Crested Butte lodge is in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Trailhead Discovery Museum and Crested Butte Mountain Resort, ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,242 reviews)

"It appears the the rooms recently got a much needed refresha and are great!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019

Grand Lodge Crested Butte
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Elevation Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
500 Gothic Rd, Mount Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO
$139/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.1/5Very Good! (1,527 reviews)

Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Crested Butte is within 1 mi (2 km) of Trailhead Childrens Museum and Crested Butte Mountain Resort and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,527 reviews)

", and the staff was very pleasant.hotel was situated in a convenient location"…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Elevation Hotel and Spa
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The Inn at Tomichi Village
2.5 out of 5
41883 US Highway 50 E, Gunnison, CO
$99/night
Sep 3 - Sep 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (944 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gunnison Pioneer Museum, Jorgensen Park, and Western State Colorado University. Smith Opera House ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (944 reviews)

"The property is like being in a beautiful backyard! There are grills to cook your own food. A fire pit with comfortable chairs and rockers! There is also a quiet area with cushioned furniture!!! What a great place to unwind after a day of adventure!!! Also very dog friendly with stations with bags ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

The Inn at Tomichi Village

Popular things to do in Gunnison - Crested Butte

Crested Butte Mountain Resort
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort

4.5/5 (184 Ratings)

Enjoy thrilling year-round activities at this mountain resort tucked into the Colorado Rockies. Here, the value is in the experiences more than the name.

Top activities in Gunnison - Crested Butte

Browns Canyon Sizzler Rafting with Lunch
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Browns Canyon Sizzler Rafting with Lunch

$130

Blast down whitewater rapids and negotiate tight river bends as you explore the drops and chutes of Browns Canyon. Led by a professional guide, enjoy a day paddling the Arkansas River and make a delicious detour for a scenic riverfront lunch before your adventure winds to a close.

Granite Mountaintop Zipline Tour
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Granite Mountaintop Zipline Tour

$108

Glide through the treetops as you explore the canopy above some of Colorado's most dramatic landscapes. Spread out over 44 acres (18 ha), Granite Mountaintop is the ideal place to embark on an exhilarating zipline tour, led by experienced staff ready to offer you the ride of a lifetime.

Rock Climbing Tour for All Skill Levels
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Rock Climbing Tour for All Skill Levels

$110

Climb to new heights while overlooking the whitewater rapids of the Arkansas River on this thrilling rock climbing tour designed for climbers of all skill levels. Set out for an afternoon of climbing and rappelling adventure.