You will find Colorado’s most “Charming Adventure Town” nestled high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, way off the beaten path. A beautiful four hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Denver, this historic ski town is a nostalgic step back in time. A stroll up historic Elk Avenue is like walking through a postcard town. With strict building codes to maintain the historic charm and preservation guidelines preventing chain stores from taking over, Crested Butte’s quaint, historic character resonates throughout. Adventure seekers looking for some of the steepest inbounds ski runs in North America flock to this hidden gem looking for their next big adrenaline rush. Crested Butte Mountain Resort keeps the lifts spinning all summer long, attracting both downhill mountain bikers and hikers. Not all who visit Crested Butte are die hard adventure seekers however. Many come to explore and enjoy the simpler, more laid back lifestyle, beautiful surroundings and visit with the friendly locals. Some of the favorite, must visit places for visitors and locals alike are Camp 4 Coffee, winner of the Denver Post’s “Colorado’s Best Coffee” title, The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin which is famous for it’s craft, handmade cocktails and Montanya Distillers, a high altitude rum distillery and tasting room. There are so many great places to check out when visiting Crested Butte you’ll need a couple of days just to see them all. For information on more great local spots to check out, visit A Crested Butte City Guide.
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