There is so much to do and see when visiting Crested Butte, Colorado. Where to start? What to do? How about starting your visit with an easy day hike? Luckily you don’t have to go very far from town to experience the amazing wildflowers and beautiful scenery that Crested Butte is known for. You can find yourself surrounded by peaceful nature just a short walk, bike ride or drive from Crested Butte. And best of all, these Top 6 Easy Crested Butte Hiking Trails Close to Town are suitable for all ages and fitness levels and most are dog friendly. One of the closest to town and easiest trails you’ll find is the Woods Walk. Not only will you be surrounded by fields of stunning wildflowers, you’ll have jaw dropping views of Mt. Crested Butte, Peanut Lake, Gothic Mountain and the Slate River Valley. If you’re up for something a little steeper, head up past Mt. Crested Butte, into the East River Valley and past the Gothic Townsite to Judd Falls. This is a fairly short but rocky hike to a beautiful waterfall. Along the way you’ll have great views of Gothic Mountain and Mt. Crested Butte as you meander through the wildflowers that line the trail. As summer winds down, keep in mind that these Top 6 Easy Crested Butte Hiking Trails Close to Town are great for viewing the golden aspens in the fall too.
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