About Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte

Welcome to
Crested Butte &
Mt. Crested Butte

Sitting at 8,900 feet elevation and above, the north end of the Gunnison Valley is a high-alpine paradise. Winter, Summer, Spring, or Fall, natural beauty is abundant in these unique towns at the end of the road. 

The Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Visitor Centers are here to answer any question you may have about retail, restaurants, lodging, camping, activities, and more! Reach out via phone, email or visit us in person.

Crested Butte Visitors Center

601 Elk Avenue 

Crested Butte

1 (970) 349-6438

Mt. Crested Butte Visitors Center

Transit Center, Mountaineer Square

Mt. Crested Butte 

1 (970) 349-7318


The town of Crested Butte, Colorado is often described as a surf town in the mountains. It’s one of those places where you can go and just relax. Stroll up and down Elk Avenue, the town’s main drag, and check out the shopping, galleries, and more good restaurants and bars than a town this size normally has. Crested Butte, which is part of the region of Colorado known as the Western Slope, is located about 30 miles north of Gunnison on Highway 135. Visitors make the pilgrimage to this place for its legendary mountain bike trails, beautiful wildflowers and steep skiing.

Town of Crested Butte

Government website for the town of Crested Butte.


The town of Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado, also known as Mt. CB, lies three miles up the road from the town of Crested Butte. It’s nestled at the base of Crested Butte Mountain, offering unparalleled access to downhill skiing and a mountain biking park. On top of the extreme sports, you’ll also find plenty of activities for kids of all ages to enjoy, including live music every Wednesday night in summer. Public lands access abounds, with hiking and mountain biking trails radiating every direction from the town. It’s easy to get to Mt. CB from Crested Butte or Gunnison via the free bus systems.

Town of Mt. Crested Butte

Government website for the town of Mt. Crested Butte.

Local Links


A great place to find information about visiting and living in the Gunnison Valley.  

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Located off the beaten path, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is known for some of the best lift-serviced extreme terrain in the nation. 

Crested Butte Nordic

A non-profit that maintains 50 kilometers of scenic cross-country ski and snowshoe trails along with offering rentals, lessons, tours, and gourmet backcountry dining. 

Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association

Since 1983 CBMBA has been creating, maintaining, advocating for, and putting mad love into 450+ miles of singletrack around Crested Butte.

Gunnison Chamber of Commerce 

Website for the City of Gunnison Chamber of Commerce

Gunnison County

Official website for Gunnison County.

Travel Crested Butte

Planning a trip to the area? Travel Crested Butte can help you iron out the details! 


Vacation Guide

Still in the planning stages of your trip to Crested Butte? Order a copy of the official Gunnison-Crested Butte Vacation Guide today to get all the details on lodging, dining, events, and the great towns in the Gunnison Valley.

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How To Get Here

Flying is the easiest and fastest way to get to the Gunnison Valley. The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC), located in Gunnison, is the closest airport to Crested Butte (30 miles). Fly to Gunnison-Crested Butte from Denver, Houston, Dallas and Austin. Flights are available year-round. GUC is accessible from airports nationwide and around the world. Visit http://www.flygunnisonairport.com/ to view the latest flight schedule or go to www.united.com, to book your trip!

Current Air Schedule