Discover the historic mining town of Crested Butte! During the winter premiers the ski slopes hosted by the Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Downhill skiing and snowboarding are the most common activities in the winter, but you can also venture into snowmobiling, sledding, cross-country skiing and ice-skating.
During the summer, discover the Wildflower Capital of Colorado in the many surrounding mountains with trails for 4-wheeling, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding! Just 40 miles away is the Blue Mesa Lake (largest lake in Colorado) where you can rent a boat for fishing, water skiing or even try your hand at windsurfing. Approximately 26 miles away is the small town of Almont where you can find plenty to keep you busy--either fly fishing, white water rafting, kayaking or duckying!
It is very important to us that you have the best experience possible in Crested Butte. We have put together this Community Information providing information regarding activities and contacts in the area that have worked for us. We would love to hear your input on any experiences you have with the information we have listed or new information you have found in the Crested Butte area. We feel this will help us continue to serve you!
To enjoy Crested Butte to its fullest we recommend you begin by selecting one of our vacation rental homes located in our Rental
Lift Tickets and Ski School
You can find information regarding discount lift tickets at www.skicb.com/cbmr/mountain/lift-tickets.aspx and ski school at 800-444-9236, www.skicb.com/cbmr/mountain/lessons.aspx.
Quite often CBMR offers other discounts and as we become aware of such opportunities we will alert you to this information on our Home page.
The Adaptive Sports Center is a non-profit
organization located in Crested Butte, Colorado, that provides
life-enhancing year-round recreation activities for people
with disabilities and their families! 866-349-2296, www.adaptivesports.org.
If you will be flying into the Gunnison Airport you should be able to find transportation from:
Alpine Express, 800-822-4844, www.alpineexpressshuttle.com
CB Shuttle Company, LLC, 970-349-2620,
Services, Transportation, Grocerty Delivery & Concierge,
There are many rental shops in the area that can provide you with excellent equipment. We have found 3 shops in particular that will help serve you the customer the best:
Black Tie Ski Rental, 888-349-0722, www.blacktieskis.com
Butte and Company, 970-349-7581, www.butteandco.com
Christy Sports, 970-349-6601, www.christysports.com
The Snowmobiling companies have already
combined all their resources into a one-stop shop
Nordic Skiing, Ice Skating and Sledding
forget one of the most appealing reasons you are in this valley! The amazingly beautiful back country. If you are feeling adventurous and want to take in a quiet peaceful afternoon, we recommend trying Cross Country Skiing and/or Snowshoeing. You can find information about these magnificent back country trails at the Nordic Center in Crested Butte. 970-349-1707, www.cbnordic.org. You will also find the ice rink and sledding hill here at the Nordic Center.
Another way to discover the back country is to go out in sled pulled by a pack of warm loving dogs! Contact Lucky Cat Dog Sleds at 970-641-1636, www.luckycatdogfarm.com.
introduces the base area Adventure Park. Located on
warming house hill in front of the Crested Mountain
condominium complex. The new Adventure Park has
mini golf, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall and Coke Zero
BagJump. The bungee trampolines provide a turbo-charged,
gravity-defying ride up to 30 feet in the air, while the
Climbing Pinnacle features a 28-foot, 6-route tower with
auto-belay. The CokeZero BagJump provides entertainment for
all- participants and spectators. The Adventure Park will be
open year-round. You can purchase passes to the
adventure park in advance with your lift ticket, but you will
need to contact the resort directly at
Don't miss out on the Zip
Line running through the trees and lift area right at
the base of the mountain. The Canopy Zip-Line
features 5 zip lines and 4 unique adventure features!
When booking your lift tickets, adventure park tickets and
zip-line adventures contact Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Experience. Participants learn the basics of driving
snowcats, grooming, pushing snow, and experience one of the
best ski resort jobs on a closed course. The school
incorporates initial classroom time for safety and operational
instruction then students get out on the course to maximize
the driving time. Drivers must have a valid driversí
license and be over 18 years old. http://220.127.116.11/things-to-do/winter-activities/131/Snowcat-Driving-Experience.
To book your Snowcat Driving Experience call or visit the
Adventure Center in Mountaineer Square at
Additional Activities you can
contact Crested Butte Mountain Resort about,
Guided Mountain Tours, have
someone show you around the ski area with your own personal
Kid's night out! Call to schedule a great night
out for your kids and enjoy your evening alone!
Dinner @ Uley's Cabin. This is an oldy but goody!
Enjoy dinner with your family on the mountain!
Snowshoe Tours. 1 night every month allows us the
opportunity for a moonlight snowshoe tour!
Driving Exprerience. Crested Butte can be fun for the grown ups too!
Call today to book this experience!
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for assistance! Choose from one of the many wedding
coordinators or use these resources to plan your wedding yourself!
Live Theater and Music
The Center for the Arts is an extraordinary resource for finding the latest events occurring in Crested Butte. Check out their website to find what play, concert or event may be occurring during your stay in Crested Butte. 970-349-7487, www.crestedbuttearts.org.
There is one movie theater in Crested
Butte with 3 movie screens. You can catch the latest realeases
even while you are away from the city at the Majestic Theater,
The Ruby Cinema is
located in Gunnison at the Prosser Theater in the Western Sate
College Center! Feature the latest technology in 3D
filming! 970-349-8955, www.rubycinema.net.
The historical mining town on Crested Butte is full of history, stop by the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum 970-349-1880, www.crestedbutteheritagemuseum.com, to learn more. Mountain Biking was discovered in Crested Butte. Check out the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame 970-349-6817, www.mtnbikehalloffame.com, will
help you discover mountain biking for yourself. Just as you
drive into Gunnison, you can see the Pioneer Museum
across from McDonald's. Don't pass up this chance to find out
about the history of Gunnison County.
Looking for something to do with your
children when skiing is just not the thing to do for
them! You can find us at the Trailhead Discovery Museum
and Arts Center. Currently located in the Treasury
Building in Mt Crested Butte. This is an
excellent activity for your children when they are finished
skiing for the day. Enjoy time on the indoor playground,
painting, playing in the dark room or working on the craft
item for the week! Molli has discovered the trailhead
and asks on a daily basis to go there! Find out more
about the Trailhead at http://www.trailheadkids.org/ or contract them directly at 970-349-6525.
We are fortunate to have so many options for spa treatments in Crested Butte. We have listed a few that we have visited and received excellent treatments.
The Elevation Hotel, 970-251-3500, http://elevationspa.com/
Sami Corn, massage therapy, 970-275-4724, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Namaste Massage, Michele Mogel,
Tara Wirsing, massage therapy and energy work/reiki,
The Wildflower Spa,970-349- 4554, www.thewildflowerspa.com
Hot Air Ballooning
Nothing can be more breathtaking than
viewing the many mountain ranges that surround Mt Crested
Butte on a cool crisp morning from a hot air balloon, you can
contact Nostalgia Ballooning (Local
company) 970-251-7088, http://www.cbballoon.com/.
Horn Balloon Company 970-596-1008, www.balloon-adventures.com or
Balloon Flights at 970-901-6687, www.cbhotair.com for this amazing experience.
Demerson Photography. View Dusty's work at http://www.demersonphotography.com/.
Photography. Photographs by Rebecca Susan Ofstedahl.
Specializing in portraits and events. 914-548-8078, email@example.com.
Mention you are staying with Owens Property Management and
received a 15% discount off of published rates! You can
view a sample of Rebecca's work at www.3rdeyephoto.net.
White Photograhpy. Photograhs by Alison White.
Specializing in portaits and events. You can view a
sample of Alison's work at www.alisonwhitephotography.com.
Want to take and evening
off! Crested Butte Child Care has been watching our
daughter, Molli, for years! We have an opportunity to
offer an exclusive babysitting service, so the odds of these
ladies being available for your time in Crested Butte are
pretty good. Give Rebecca a call at 941-548-8078 or
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to Shop for
Clark's Market is located at the corner
of 6th and Belleview in Crested Butte.
City Market or
Safeway stores are located in Gunnison. Let us know
if you want us to shop for you and have it in the condo before
The Store located in Mt Crested Butte, is the great
place to stop and pick up some milk or bread when you are out and can't make it down to Crested Butte or Gunnison!
Our Favorite Places to Eat:
There are numerous
restaurants in the Crested Butte area. We have listed a few of
the places that we find ourselves visiting the most! Let us
know if you would like assistance in making reservations, we
are happy to help!
Restaurants that take
Italian Kitchen, Tuscan Style, 970-349-5257, http://thebacchanale.com/
Ginger Cafe', Pan Asian Cuisine
Le Bosquet, French Cuisine 970-349-5808,
Land and Sea, Seafood and Sushi 970-349-5457, http://www.lilssushibarandgrill.com/
Marchitelli's Gourmet Noodle, Italian 970-349-7401, www.marchitellisgourmetnoodle.com
Maxwell's Steakhouse, 970-349-1221, www.maxwellscb.com
Ryce, Asian Bistro 970-349-9888, www.ryceasianbistro.com
Slogar's, Fried Chicken service Family
West End Public
House, Elevated Comfort Food, 970-349-5662, http://www.westendpublichouse.com/
Restaurants that do not take Reservations:
The Avalanche, 970-349-7195, www.avalanchebarandgrill.com
Donita's Cantina, Mexican Food Specialties, 970-349-6674, www.donitascantina.com
The Last Steep, 970-349-7007, www.thelaststeep.com
Typicall Bar Food, 970-349-6125
McGill's, Breakfast and Lunch
The Mexicalli Grill, Tacos, 370-349-7037
Mikey's Pizza, Take Out & Delivery
only, 970-349-1110, http://mikeyspizza.net/
Pita's In Paradise, 970-349-0897, www.pitasinparadise.com
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Chocolate and Ice-Cream 970-349-0933, www.rockymountainchocolatefactory.com
Third Bowl Homemade Ice
The Secret Stash, Pizza
Teocalli Tamale, Fresh Burrito Bar
Spencer Hestwood, 970-349-7291, Owner of
the Ginger Cafe, www.thegingercafe.com
Creative Catering, Josephine Kellet,
Marchitelli, 970-349-7401, Owner of Marchitelli's Gourmet
There are so many Fly fishing guides
that can help you in the area, there are a
few individuals that we would like to feature. These guys are some of our best friends and we know they will guide you in the right direction!
Adam Olmstead, 970-275-1997,
Marc Solari, 970-376-4158, email@example.com
Jason White, 970-349-1568, www.cbflies.com
Fishing is one way to enjoy the many rivers in the Gunnison Valley. There are many different ways to ride the river as well. You can take an exciting and thrilling trip through many rapids or you can take a nice calm scenic trip through the less active waters. Contact one of the river tour companies to choose which tour is best for you!
Scenic River Tours, Inc. 970-641-3131, www.scenicrivertours.com
Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting 970-641-1303, www.3riversresort.com
Taking a ride on a horse and getting out into the mountains to view nature at its finest! We recommend of these ranches:
Fantasy Ranch, 970-349-5425, www.fantasyranchoutfitters.com
Lazy F Bar, 970-641-3313, www.lazyfbarranch.com
As we mentioned before, Crested Butte is the birthplace of mountain biking. There is no better way to discover this activity than to rent a bike from one of our many rental shops.
Alpineer, 970-349-5210, http://alpineer.com/
Big Al?s, 970-349-0515, www.bigalsbicycleheaven.com
Flatiron Sports, 970-349-6656, www.flatironsports.net
Are you a hunting enthusiasts and have Colorado Hunting Tags in our area? Increase your chances of landing that animal with one of many hunting guides in the area.
Bar K Ranch, Roger Cesario 970-349-9836, www.bar-kranch.com
Marc Solari, 970-376-4158, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Golf courses in the area are quite challenging yet the beautiful scenery keeps you calm during play. Check out these courses at:
The Club at Crested Butte, 970-349-6127, www.theclubatcrestedbutte.com
Dos Rios Golf Club, 970-641-1482, www.dosriosgolf.net
Many people are not even aware of the two large bodies of water in our area. The Blue Mesa Resevoir is Colorado's largest body of water. If you get the chance to spend some time on the water these are wonderful recreation areas!
Blue Mesa, 877-BLUMESA
Taylor Park Marine, 970-641-2922, www.taylorparkmarina.com