About Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
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
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.
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.
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.
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!