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Wildflowers by Hike in Crested Butte

Wildflowers by Hike

Anytime you are hiking in the mountains it is necessary to be prepared. Don’t forget an extra layer, water, rain jacket, snack, sunscreen and a map. Bringing a camera and friends is also highly encouraged!

Woods Walk

For an afternoon stroll, head to Woods Walk just west of town on Kebler Pass Road (0.2 miles). Park on the left side of the road, and cross carefully. This trail is relatively flat, with only 200 feet in elevation gain over about 2.8 miles. Take in the incredible views of the Paradise Divide, Mt. Crested Butte and town. Aspen groves with open...

Weekly Featured Listing

Emmons #325  - 1 Bed | 1 Bath | 560 Sq. Ft. | $239,000

Area: Mt. Crested Butte

Great opportunity to own at the base of the mountain. Fully renovated condo located steps away from the slopes featuring knotty alder trim & doors, granite countertops, Italian tile, stainless steel appliances, porcelain tile floors, new lighting, paint & carpet plus it comes fully furnished. Two balconies, wood burning fireplace, off street parking and low dues....

Wildflower by Bike Crested Butte

Wildflowers by Bike

Throughout the summer months, Crested Butte’s lush and mountainous landscape transcends into a natural palette of color.  It is no wonder that the Wildflower Capital of Colorado features some amazing bike rides with access into these stunning hues of blue, pink, purple, white and yellow.

Below are a few of our favorite mountain bike trails to experience the awe-inspiring wildflowers in and around Crested Butte.

Trail #401

Known far and wide as one of the top ranked mountain bike trails in the world, Trail 401 is a sight to behold during the summer...

Gothic Road Wildflowers

Wildflowers by Car

Often, the best views of wildflowers are not accessible by vehicle, but that is not the case in Crested Butte.  As the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte offers stunning views and access to the wildflowers from nearly everywhere, including some locations right off of the road.

Below are a few of our favorite locations to find the best wildflowers from the comfort of your car.

Washington Gulch Road

Winding through fields and pastures, next to mountain streams and in the shadow of some iconic peaks, Washington Gulch Road would be a beautiful...

Evolution Bike Park

This Week in the Butte

This time of year, rain showers continue to freshen the air, wildflowers and aspens. Mountain bike trails return to their tacky delightful state and streams babble just a little bit louder. Monsoon season in Crested Butte can mean morning sunshine and afternoon thunder storms. Be sure to start your adventure early and pack a rain jacket just in case. 

Mountain Manner Half Day Hike | July 19 

The shorter half day hike allows you to focus exclusively on the Mountain Manners skills you came to...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Summer is in full swing here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. There are so many great activities to enjoy and tons of fun planned for this upcoming week. Show off your disc golf skills this Saturday at the 10-3 Disc Golf Tournament. Did you know the name “10-3” stems from the elevation at the start of both courses, 10,300 feet!

Wildflower Festival | July 6 – 7

With over 300 events offered by 60 instructors there is something for everyone during the annual Wildflower Festival. Don’t miss van tours,...

Crested Butte Weekly Featured Listing

Weekly Featured Listing

710 Hawk Drive - 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 3435 Sq. Ft. | $1,595,000

Area: Star Mountain Ranch - Rural Gunnison

Incredible mountain and valley views from this very private 35-acre ranch retreat. La Casa Del Cielo features a 3,435 square foot custom built home with attached 936 square foot 2-car garage. The seller was the developer of Star Mountain Ranch and selected this choice lot to build his family retreat home. Views in every direction, including The Castles,...

Crested Butte Our Favorite 4th of July Schedule of Events

Our Favorite 4th of July Schedule of Events

Crested Butte offers a jam-packed schedule of fun for the whole family! 

Pancake Breakfast | 7 – 10 am

The 43rd annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast takes place from 7 – 10 am at the fire station in Crested Butte. Plan to wait in line for a minute, but there will be plenty of FREE entertainment while you wait. Proceeds benefit the Crested Butte Fire & EMS Department. Help support the department’s largest fundraising event of the year! 

4th of July Parade | 11 am

Happy birthday, America! The 4th of July parade kicks off at 11...

Crested Butte Weekly Featured Listing

Weekly Featured Listing

948 Ridge Road - 3.64 Acres | $795,000

Area: Skyland Golf Community

Looking to build your dream mountain home? Great trade opportunity in the coveted Skyland Community of Crested Butte. This is a true one of a kind sanctuary! Private and wooded at the end of a cul-de-sac, this 3.64 acre homesite borders US National Forest and sits high above Skyland Golf Course. The price includes Dan Murphy designed house plans for a gorgeous custom home overlooking the golf...

Crested Butte Five Reasons to Wake Up for a CB Sunrise

Five Reasons to Wake Up for a CB Sunrise

Here are a few reasons, why you really should wake up for Crested Butte sunrises!

1. Nobody Else is Awake

The towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte plus the hills surrounding our communities are very sleepy, especially at sunrise. Being one of the only people around to witness the beauty of a Crested Butte sunrise will make you feel so special. Often times, the spectacular colors of the sunrise will only last five minutes, which will make you feel even luckier to have seen those reds, pinks and oranges that are unique to the early morning.

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Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Warming temps and melting snow mean summer is here! Celebrate the first day of summer this Wednesday at by joining us for Twilight Riding and Biking! The Red Lady Chairlift will be spinning until 7 pm. Plus, kick off the Crested Butte Bike Week by participating in the Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series beginning this week on Wednesday. We hope you spend the longest day of the year with friends and family at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! 

Twilight Riding and Biking | June 21 and...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s definitely starting to feel like summer here in Crested Butte! Opening Day was a huge success with plenty of smiles, high-fives and sunny skies! We’re excited for continued beautiful weather, blooming wildflowers and great events this weekend! 

Mountain Manners Wildflower & Natural History Hike | June 17

Do you love being in the backcountry but don’t know if you’re “doing it right?” Mountain Manners Courses are based in the Leave No Trace tenets...

Crested Butte June Happenings

June Happenings

This Saturday, June 10, Crested Butte Mountain Resort kicks off the Summer 2017 season! The Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Express start spinning at 9:30 am for the opening of the Evolution Bike Park as well as lift-accessed hiking. Let the kiddos release their energy on the bungee trampolines, the BagJump or the climbing pinnacle at the Adventure Park. Start the season off by stopping by the Evolution Bike Shop or Adventure Center to pick up a scenic lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket. For Father’s Day, June 18, purchase a child single ride lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket and...

Crested Butte Opening Weekend Insights

Opening Weekend Insights

Thanks to warm and dry weather, a very hard working Evolution Bike Park trail crew, and a successful dig day last week, we are thrilled to have such a robust opening planned for this weekend! Both the Red Lady and Silver Queen lifts will begin spinning for summer at 9:30 this Saturday morning. The Evolution Bike Park, Adventure Park and resort retail and culinary options will also be open. Furthermore, we’re hosting a Choice Pass Day for youth in the valley who are a part of the Choice Pass program. CBMR is donating lift and Adventure Park access for the day along with half price zipline...

Crested Butte 10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

Crested Butte has a vast range of scenic sites for you to explore this summer. Whether you’re looking for a long extended adventure that takes up a whole day, or a nice drive to do on your day off, Crested Butte has the goods. Here are just a few suggestions of places we love to explore in this beautiful valley we call home!

1. MT. CRESTED BUTTE SUMMIT
The famous Crested Butte Peak is often admired from town and from the lifts of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, but to summit the peak is a whole other endeavor. To summit the peak is a short, however quite steep climb and the...

Crested Butte US News Best High Schools - Crested Butte #10 in Colorado

US News Best High Schools - Crested Butte #10 in Colorado

U.S. News & World Report has published their national high school rankings.  Out of more than 22,000 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Crested Butte Community High School ranked #10 in the state of Colorado and #260 nationally.  CBCS was also awarded a gold medal based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.  Read more.  (5/10)

Crested Butte The 2016/2017 Season by the Numbers

The 2016/2017 Season by the Numbers

It’s been a winter to remember, one that will go down in Crested Buttian history ranking alongside the legendary 2007-08 season!

CBMR was open 137 days
We received 324 total inches of snow
January 2017 received 136 total inches of snow. That’s over 11 FEET!

January 2017 was the snowiest January in history. The resort shut down due to too much snow and for almost 24 hours #burythebutte was trending nationally on Twitter. Ski Patrol worked their tails off to maintain terrain and drop rope lines as quickly as possible this entire season.

Thank you Ski Patrol,...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

We can’t believe it but we’re now reaching the end of the 2016/2017 Season. We headed into closing weekend here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and that means it’s time to party. Pack a bag, load up the car and head to CB for a chance to go out with a splash! 

LandShark Pond Skim | April 8

The end of ski season is another excuse to celebrate, dress up in silly costumes and have wacky events, like the LandShark Pond Skim, where contestants skim across water on their skis and snowboards. The male and female...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

March decided to come in like a lamb and out like a lion with over 7 inches of new snow this morning, winter has returned. OpenSnow is predicting more snow through the weekend. With a plethora of great events as well as great skiing and riding, you won’t want to miss this weekend at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. 

Ten Peaks Sunset Soiree | March 28

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March....

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Spring is in full swing, making it an awesome time to visit Colorado’s last great ski town! Great weather, more snow on the way and fantastic events make now a great time to get to Crested Butte. Bring the whole family out for Town Series Race this Wednesday or cheer on your favorite athlete as they take on the infamous Grand Traverse! 

Ten Peaks Sunset Soiree | March 21 

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

The sun is out and Spring Break is in full swing here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Paradise awaits as sunny, bluebird skies are expected through the weekend. Take in the breathtaking views, slab on the sunscreen and be sure to enjoy this week’s events! 

Ten Peaks Sunset Soiree | March 14  

Enjoy longer days and the beautiful views from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks during our Sunset Soirees happening over three Tuesdays this March. Take a sleigh ride to the top of Ten Peaks for a delicious...

Crested Butte Weekly Featured Listing

Weekly Featured Listing

#542 Plaza, 11 Snowmass Road - 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1059 Sq. Ft. | $359,000

Area: Mt. Crested Butte

Upper floor two bedroom, two full bath condo with views of the slopes and Mt. Crested Butte. Recently renovated with decorative furnishings, hard wood floors, granite counter tops, stacked stone surrounding the wood burning fireplace plus new trim & doors throughout. Plaza includes many amenities including two hot tubs, ski lockers, on-site...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

After a blustery start to the week, warm temperatures and the sun are expected to return on Wednesday. Great weather sets the perfect backdrop to this week’s events including competitions and après parties. With just over a month left in the 2017/2018 Season you won’t want to miss this week at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. 

Alpine Orthopaedics Town Race Series | March 8

Join Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Alpine Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic for the free Town Race...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Winter returns this week with up to two feet of new snow expected to fall by Tuesday night. After this storm rolls through sunshine and blue skies will make for the perfect backdrop to this week’s events! 

Mardi Gras | March 28

Join us downtown for the Mardi Gras parade at 5 pm! Check out the Crested Butte Mountain Resort float in your best purple, green and yellow! Then rock out to Black Ice Drive at at 6:30 at the Eldo. 

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Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Welcome to another week in paradise. With 1,547 acres of open terrain there’s plenty of options to ski, ride or snow bike! We are currently 173% of our average base depth. Plus, we have great events coming up this week! 

Prater Cup | February 23 – 26

Crested Butte’s marquee annual youth ski race will bring 250 of Colorado’s top 12 and 13 year old alpine ski racers to Crested Butte. The Prater Cup is always a blast for competitors, their families and fans alike. Look for some high speed skiing and tons of fun...

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