Crested Butte Activity Guide

Things to do in and around Crested Butte.

From singletrack to nordic track, big trout to big air, Crested Butte has activities for all four seasons. The abundant opportunities for recreation in our area are among the reasons so many people love to come visit our town.

In the winter, anything that you can do on snow, you can do here. If you like to ski, our area offers lift-served alpine skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, as well as a wealth of backcountry terrain for ski adventurers. Even if you don’t ski, you can enjoy sleigh and horseback rides, snowshoeing, ice skating, and more.

In the summer, we have all the activities you’d expect in a mountain paradise. Mountain biking, hiking, fishing, climbing, horseback riding, wildflowers, river rafting, kayaking, and much more await your exploration during our spectacular summers.

The businesses of Crested Butte area available to provide equipment, advice, and support for any type of outdoor endeavor.

Click on any activity below for information about that activity, and a list of businesses related to the activity.

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Alpine Skiing
Crested Butte offers some of the most varied and pristine ski area terrain around.
Backcountry Skiing
The peaks of our area are famous for backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering.
Bench Sitting
One of the locals' favorite pastimes.
Our mountains are the birthplace of "klunkers" and home to some of the finest (and most strenuous)...
One of Crested Butte's most popular "Family Activities" must be Camping.
Dining Out
A favorite activity in Crested Butte once the day's activities are through.
Dog Sledding
Sit back and enjoy your own personal ride through the hills of Gunnison Valley in a dog powered...
Fly Fishing
Fly fish in our famous rivers and streams: walk/wade or float.
The Club at Crested Butte, our local country club and golf course, is open to the public.
Varied terrain, magnificent scenery and vast reaches of wild country await.

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