It’s often heard that Crested Butte is “a lot like Aspen was 40 years ago”. Both were once small mining towns, both have ski areas. But unlike Aspen, Crested Butte has retained its small-town charm even with the development and growth of its ski area. Located at the north end of the Gunnison Valley, in the shadows of Mt. Crested Butte and surrounded by the Elk Mountain Range and Gunnison National Forest, sits the charming little town of Crested Butte. Elk Avenue is line with historic buildings dating back to the late 1800’s and many of the original miner’s cabins remain scattered throughout town. Crested Butte has gained popularity with skiers as one of the most extreme mountains in North America. With approximately 550 acres of un-groomed terrain, extreme skiers from all over the world come to experience Crested Butte. Don’t let its extreme reputation scare you though, Crested Butte has plenty of trails for skiers of all ages and abilities. Crested Butte is just as popular if not more so in the summer. Crested Butte Mountain Resort keeps the lifts spinning all summer long with the Evolution Bike Park and downhill mountain biking. The summer Wildflower Festival brings visitors from all over to see the stunning wildflowers in the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado”. Check out this Crested Butte Guide and explore what Crested Butte has to offer, from its night life, restaurants and shopping to sports and adventures. There is something for everyone in Crested Butte.
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