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The summer offers some of the most scenic mountain-biking trails in the entire country. If fly-fishing is your hobby you’re in the right place. Dozens of fishing areas within a 30 minute drive. Catch rainbows, browns, and cutthroats.

hiking in crested butte colofadoMiles and miles of hiking surround you and if you feel adventuresome you can even hike to Aspen. If you’re looking for a shuttle bus, the stop is right outside the front door of the lobby!

Any season you visit you will enjoy the varied restaurants and shopping. Remember, Crested Butte has been designated the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado” and the wildflower-filled, high alpine meadows are a wonder to behold.

Hiking and Biking: There are so many trails in Crested Butte. Try the Upper Loop, just down the road from Black Bear, or walk the rec trail to town.  Or take the lift to the top of Mt. Crested Butte, and hike back home! These trails would be a great way to begin your adventure, whether hiking or biking.  After that, definitely venture further into the mountains around you!

Fantasy Ranch offers lovely beginner rides up Snodgrass Mountain, a gorgeous ride just across the road from Mt. Crested Butte – just drive up Hwy. 135 past Mt. Crested Butte towards Gothic and before too far it’s on your left. They also offer amazing pack trips to Aspen and to the back country. The owner Chuck, is affable and hardworking! Spend some time with Fantasy Ranch Outfitters – well worth your while. 970-349-5425

white water rafting crested butteWhite Water rafting3 Rivers Rafting offers great white water rafting on the Taylor River – Classes I, II, and III. Raft in large rafts, or… if you’ve got some hot dog 18 year olds (or you just feel that way) try the duckies! (see left). You will never forget it! 1-888-761-3474

Fishing –Enjoy a day on the water with Gunnison River Guides! They are a team of Colorado Fly-Fishing Guides in the Crested Butte, Gunnison, Almont, and Taylor Park areas. Years of experience, extensive permits, and a passion for sharing this world class fishery will insure you have a great experience!
970-596-3054

ATV’s can take you higher and further into the gorgeous Rocky Mountain backcountry, and summertime in Crested Butte and the surrounding Gunnison Valley is breath-taking. Come and experience the majesty and peacefulness of the place we call home! Call CB Motorsports Inc.
970-209-6720

rock climbing in crested butteRock Climbing – fun for the whole family! Call Scenic River Toursat 970-641-3131. Love this so much.
Choose from the Taylor Boat House, Hartman’s Rocks or Gateview Canyon (an all day trip). Suprisingly affordable, safe, a thrill!

Golf -Surrounded by majestic mountains, The Club at Crested Butte offers a Championship Robert Trent Jones 18 hole public golf course. Call 800-628-5496.

Big Horn Balloon Company, operated by Mark Irving, has geared its business toward families since 1986.

If you’re looking for a great scenic balloon flight with an experienced pilot who gives his passengers individual attention, then Big Horn Balloon Company is for you.