VACATION PLANNER by jianglifang


                                                                     Gunnison County, Colorado, USA

Tom Stillo                   Curecanti National Recreation Area and Blue Mesa, Colorado’s largest body of water.

             800-851-0482 or visit
              COME HERE TO
           UNPLUG & RECHARGE!
           Our friendly 1800’s Western and Victorian
         mountain towns welcome you anytime of the year.

                  Gunnison County, ColoRADO
Gunnison County is 3,260 square miles (2,086,400 acres) with 13,956 residents, which works out to about
  150 acres each. So we’ve got plenty of space for you and all the family, friends, dogs, horses, mountain bikes,
kayaks, fishing gear, skis, snowmobiles, boats, jeeps, tents, and campers that you care to bring. However, it just so
                happens that we don’t have any space whatsoever for a big shopping mall. Go figure.

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      Gunnison County is the fifth largest county in Colorado. This brochure can help
       plan your vacation before you arrive, and it also can help while you’re here.
       Just pick the area that entices you most and turn to the page for details on
                  great lodging, dining, shopping, and activity/outfitters.
           You can also call (800) 851-0482 or visit us at:

                            Table of CONTENTS
  THINGS TO DO & SEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7                            GUNNISON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
       ARTS & CULTURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
       HERITAGE DRIVING TOUR . . . . . . . . . . 8-12                         OTHER AREAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
       CULINARY EXPERIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13                             CRYSTAL / MARBLE
       WINE COUNTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14                        BLUE MESA LAKE
       TIPS FOR VISITORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
                                                                                    CURECANTI NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
       CALENDAR OF EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . 16-17
  ACCOMMODATIONS GUIDE . . . . . . 18-19                                            POWDERHORN
  ALMONT/TAYLOR CANYON . . . . . . . . . 20                                         PITKIN
                                                                                    WAUNITA HOT SPRINGS
  CRESTED BUTTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
  MT. CRESTED BUTTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34                          GETTING HERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
       SKIING, SNOWBOARDING &                                                   DRIVE TIME & DIRECTIONS . . . . . . . . . 53
       ACTIVITIES AT CRESTED BUTTE                                              AIR SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
       MOUNTAIN RESORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40                         LOCAL GROUND TRANSPORTATION . . . 55

                                        STATS & FACTS OF GUNNISON COUNTY
• 85 Percent of Gunnison County is             •   200 Rocky Mountain Goats                                • 42 Miles of Rafting Rivers
  Pristine, Scenic Public Land.                •   325 Bighorn Sheep                                         (Taylor and Gunnison Rivers)
• 20,000 acres of public fishable waters       •   400 Pronghorn Antelope                                  • 100 Licensed Outfitters and
  including the largest body of water in                                                                     Commercial Recreational Services
  Colorado – Blue Mesa Reservoir – 20          •   14,500 Elk
                                                                                                           • Biking Trails – Too many trails and too varied
  miles long and 9,000 acres of fishable       •   16,000 Deer                                               to mention.
  waters with 92 miles of shoreline.           •   17,000 Cattle                                           • Hiking Trails – Ditto.
• 3,900 Miles of Fishable Streams              •   38 Number of Campgrounds                                • 43 Historic Town Sites “Ghost Areas.”
• 50 Moose (And the numbers are growing)           (Totaling 570 sites) in the Gunnison National Forest.

things to do & see
          Visit and Discover National Parks and Recreation Areas
  The “Land of Many Uses” graces us with scenic            GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK Experi-
  beauty and diverse recreational activities for           ence one of our country's newest national parks
  everyone. Fish in crystal clear rivers and lakes,        less than one hour from downtown Gunnison.
  hike Wilderness Areas in fields of wildflowers,          The Black Canyon of the Gunnison's unique and
  mountain bike and go by horseback through thick          spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the
  aspen forests and enjoy winter sports on thou-           action of water and rock scouring down through
  sands of acres of pristine lands. At night, enjoy        hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other
  our clear, dark skies and see nature in an environ-      canyon in North America combines the narrow
  ment that rivals any man-made planetarium.               opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered
      Surround yourself with the best Colorado has         by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
  to offer in one great location.

  AREA Three reservoirs, named for correspon-
  ding dams on the Gunnison River, form the heart
  of Curecanti National Recreation Area.
      Panoramic mesas, fjord-like reservoirs, and
  narrow canyons abound. Curecanti is just minutes
  west of the town of Gunnison.

  largest body of water and the largest kokanee                                                                  JC Leacock
  salmon fishery in the United States. Morrow
  Point Reservoir is the beginning of Black Canyon
  of the Gunnison National Park, and below Crys-                                                                  turnoff for the campground is a narrow, dirt road
  tal Reservoir is the site of the Gunnison Diver-                                                                that winds along the Lake Fork arm of the Gun-
  sion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering                                                              nison River. The scenery is beautiful and more
  Landmark. Recently discovered dinosaur fossils, a                                                               isolated than other campgrounds around Blue
  5,000-acre archeological district, a narrow                                                                     Mesa Reservoir. Because of the unimproved road
  gauge train, and traces of 6,000-year-old               Gunnison Country Times                                  and narrow canyon, trailers or vehicles above 22
  dwellings further enhance the offerings of Cure-                                                                feet are not recommended. Both are dirt roads
  canti. Other seasonal activities include wildlife                                                               suitable for cars in good weather. Continuing on
  viewing, whitewater rafting, wind surfing, swim-
                                                         SCENIC DRIVES                                            highway 149, you will come to picturesque
  ming, star gazing (one of few places in Colorado       I U.S. HIGHWAY 50 Traveling west from                    Lake City, gateway to Lake San Cristobal, one
  where it’s easy to see the Milky Way with the            Gunnison, U.S. Highway 50 brings you into              of Colorado's largest natural alpine lakes.
  naked eye), kayaking, nature walks, horseback            Curecanti National Recreation Area. The high-
  riding, hiking, fishing (and ice fishing), climbing,     way follows the path of the Gunnison River.          I COLORADO HIGHWAY 92 One of the
  mountaineering, camping/RV sites, boating,               Stop and have a picnic, fish, or walk by the river     most breathtaking drives, Colorado Highway 92
  snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing          at Cooper Ranch or one of several other accesses       crosses over Blue Mesa Dam and winds along
  and bird watching.                                       along the way. After passing through the Gunni-        the north rim of the Black Canyon, providing
                                                           son River Canyon, you come upon Lake City              gorgeous views at every turn. Pioneer Point of-
I MORROW POINT BOAT TOURS                                  Bridge and the Iola Basin of Blue Mesa Reser-          fers great views of the Curecanti Needle and
  The Morrow Point Boat Tour is a 1 1/2-hour trip          voir. The landscape opens up into high altitude        Curecanti Creek. Golden eagles, turkey vultures,
  through the upper Black Canyon within Curecanti.         (7,500 feet) sagebrush steppe. Reminders of a          and other birds and wildlife are common sights.
  Passengers ride through the canyon on a 42-pas-          volcanic past are evident in the mesas and brec-       Get a great view of the canyon at Hermit's Rest
  senger pontoon boat, accompanied by a National           cias surrounding you. Beyond Iola, stop at the         Overlook or take a hike to an overlook that be-
  Park ranger to tell the story behind the scenery.        Elk Creek Visitor Center (15 miles west of             gins on Highway 92 at Crystal Creek. Continue
  WHEN ARE THE TOURS?                                      Gunnison). Stop at the old Highway 50 beach,           west to the north rim of Black Canyon of the
  Tours run twice a day at 10:00 am and 12:30              .25 miles west of the Elk Creek entrance, and          Gunnison National Park.
  pm, Wednesday through Monday, from Memo-                 take a swim or enjoy the view.
  rial Day though Labor Day.                                                                                    I WEST ELK LOOP SCENIC &
  HOW DO I MAKE RESERVATIONS?                            I COLORADO HIGHWAY 149 This high-                        HISTORIC BYWAY The West Elk Loop has
  Please call (970) 641-2337, ext. 205 or                  way winds along the south side of Iola Basin to        been described by a forest ranger as "the closest
  stop by the Elk Creek Visitor Center (15 miles           a popular boat access. Continue heading south,         you can come to a wilderness experience in a
  west of Gunnison off Highway 50). Reserva-               away from the reservoir to the Gateview Camp-          passenger car." Even through the windshield, one
  tions are required.                                      ground, about 20 miles from Highway 50. The            is likely to see bears, elk, deer, bighorn sheep,

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   Clears your head…
         like nowhere else.

                                                           Tom Stillo

                                                          I ALPINE SKIING, SNOWBOARDING &                              50, west of Gunnison. We also have many lo-
                                                            TUBING Crested Butte Mountain Resort                       cally owned and operated resorts that cater to
                                                            boasts "Colorado's Best Corduroy" and over                 our RV guests. Check with the BLM and Forest
                                                            1,000 acres of well-balanced terrain. Super-               Service local offices to reserve camping and RV
                                                            pipes, terrain parks and a tubing hill make winter         sites ahead of time.
                                                            exciting for those who need more adventure. The
                                                            resort offers a full range of services including ski,   I DOG SLEDDING If you never have experi-
                                                            snowboard and tube rentals; children's programs,           enced the great outdoors behind an ambitious
                                                            private and group lessons; on-mountain restau-             team of sled dogs, then you haven't done it all!
                                                            rants; and at the base area, a variety of sports           Mushing is becoming an activity that our visitors
   coyotes, eagles and many varieties of wildlife.          shops and eateries.                                        do to add that "something different" to their win-
                                                                                                                       ter vacation experience. There are two-and four-
                                                          I BOATING, CANOEING, & RAFTING
   The 204 miles of two-lane roads through rural
   western Colorado touches three designated                                                                           man sleds pulled by some of the friendliest
   Wilderness Areas and passes through thousands            Blue Mesa Reservoir is the place for power                 canines you'll ever encounter just waiting to take
   of acres of National Forest. The road skirts             boating and waterskiing, with a full-service ma-           you into some of the most beautiful country
   canyon rims, follows whitewater rivers, plunges          rina and visitor center on the lake. There’s even a        you've ever seen!
                                                            beach set aside for windsurfing. Lake Irwin is an
                                                                                                                    I FISHING For novice and skilled enthusiasts,
   into deep forests and traverses desert and sage-
   brush plains. The West Elk Loop provides im-             incredibly picturesque lake for canoeing, and
   mersion in the scenery, history and culture of           Taylor Reservoir is a hidden gem for boating and           enjoy over 3,900 miles of trout streams and lake
   western Colorado.                                        fishing ... just to name a few.                            fishing. Gunnison County is known for its Gold
                                                                                                                       Medal trophy trout waters. Options vary and
                                                          I WHITEWATER RAFTING has two great lo-
       A popular route is to start in Gunnison and
   head north on Colorado Highway 135 to                                                                               include walk, wade and float trips on the East,
   Crested Butte, then west over Kebler Pass (a             cations. In Almont, ride the upper and lower               Taylor and Gunnison Rivers. Some of the local
   dirt road usually open Memorial Day through              Taylor River, which offers ratings of 1 to 4 class         favorites for lake fishing are Blue Mesa, Morrow
   early November, depending on snowfall), to               waters. For 1 to 3 class water, take a ride on the         Point, Crystal Reservoir, Taylor Reservoir and the
   133 south through Paonia, and in Hotchkiss               Gunnison River. For more excitement, put in at             high mountain lakes of Irwin, Spring Creek, Mir-
   take 92 east toward Crawford. Colorado High-             the Gunnison Whitewater Park, located just west            ror Lake, Emerald and Lost Lake. Ice fishing in
   way 92 ends on US Highway 50 at the Blue                 of town. Local outfitters have everything you will         the winter is also a popular activity.
                                                            need for a great day of rafting!
                                                                                                                    I GOLF The Gunnison Valley is graced with two
   Mesa Dam, where you will head east back to
                                                          I CAMPING/RV SITES With nearly 2 million
                                                                                                                       scenic courses. The Dos Rios Club is located in
    Any of our “quiet” highways make for great road         acres of National Forest, camping opportunities            Gunnison at 501 Camino del Rio just west of
biking during the summer and fall months. These             abound. From primitive camping to complete                 town, where Alfonso Hartman use to ranch. The
roadways might not be as wide as you are used to,           convenience facilities, you can enjoy the great            Club at Crested Butte, a Robert Trent Jones II
but are favorites of locals and Colorado bicycle tours.     outdoors to your satisfaction. One of the larger           designed course is located just south of Crested
                                                            and more popular places for enjoying the Cure-             Butte on Country Club Drive.
                                                            canti National Recreation Area with your RV is
                                                            the West Elk Marina located just off Highway

                           things to do & see
                                            Activities for Everyone — Just a Few Suggestions…
I GUNNISON WHITEWATER PARK One of                           cess without having to leave the pavement, head             Gunnison Valley at dawn. Regardless of the time
   Gunnison's newest recreational attractions is            for the Fossil Ridge Wilderness and the Sum-                of year, breathtaking scenery is guaranteed. From
   Gunnison Whitewater Park on the Gunnison                 merville Trail just off Taylor Canyon Road. The             high-country alpine lakes and wildflower-car-
   River, built for recreational canoeing, kayaking         Gothic corridor also brings you to the Maroon               peted fields to snow-covered peaks and wildlife
   and rafting. The community park associated with          Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. You can access this              on the move, your eyes will feast on the natural
   the water park includes a walking path and pic-          from a number of trailheads, including those at             beauty of this valley.
   nic area with grills. The trail runs the whole           Judd Falls, Schofield Pass, and Schofield Park.
   length of the park, making fishing the river easy.       What a great way to hike to Aspen! If you're             I HUNTING Gunnison County is known for its
       The park is a series of rock structures along a      still needing more wilderness options in the Gunni-         big game adventures. For more information on
   several hundred-foot section of the Gunnison             son Valley, head for the north end of Taylor Park           hunting areas, seasons, rules and regulations, and
   River, just west of town. These formations create        and into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness area.              license applications, please visit
   various water dynamics that make rafting more            Also, many of the trails with forest destination offer
   exciting and turn the area into a paddle play-           day hike loops to 9-day backpacking vacations.
   ground for kayakers, enabling them to perform all        Stop by our visitor centers for a map of the endless     I ICE HOCKEY The locals in Gunnison-Crested
   types of tricks while staying within the same            hiking options in the Gunnison National Forest.             Butte take their hockey very seriously but never
   stretch of the river.                                                                                                turn away an interested visitor who wants to
                                                          I HORSEBACK RIDING The expansive Gunni-                       jump in on a game. Ice arenas are located in
I HARTMAN ROCKS MULTI-USE                                   son National Forest makes horseback riding a                Crested Butte, Crested Butte South and in
   RECREATION AREA Hartman Rocks is a                       pure pleasure. No matter where in the Gunnison              Gunnison. Let our visitor centers help direct you
   rugged ridge speckled with granite pinnacles.            Valley you choose to ride, our local outfitters             to the best-suited facilities.
   The backside of the ridge is on BLM property             can take you into our spectacular backcountry
   and has over 50 miles of tremendous single               that is perfect for wildlife watching, a picnic          I JEEP TOURING Another way to explore
   track. Locals are drawn to the area for its rolling      lunch or just breathing in clean mountain air.              some of our grand landscape and forest is by 4-
   sage brush terrain that makes for fun trail running,          Or if you're not an equestrian but just like to        wheel vehicle. There are specific places to enjoy
   mountain biking and riding the range whether             watch horses in action, check with the county's             alpine meadows, wildflower fields, gentle water-
   you're on your quarter horse or dirt bike.               fairgrounds for barrel racing, roping, and other            falls, wildlife viewing, adventurous 4-wheeling
       The front side is on city and county prop-           Gymkhana events going on during the summer.                 and the scenic beauty that is Gunnison County.
   erty offering a spectacular skyline. The Hartman                                                                     Our visitor centers can help you find just the
   Rocks User Group Committee, guardians of               I HOT AIR BALLOONS RIDES Nothing is                           right spot.
   this unique location, have already changed the           more serene than drifting effortlessly over the
   face of Hartman Rocks by adding a new park-
   ing lot, trailhead kiosk, picnic area and rest-
   rooms. This base area is the staging center for
   much of the recreation that ignites in the rocks
   just south of Gunnison.

I HIKING TRAILS Locals have hiked through
   these hills for centuries
   and still are! The Gunni-
   son National Forest
   brings access to
   400,000-plus acres of
   wilderness at a score of
   different trailheads. Ex-
   plore the Raggeds
   Wilderness — talk
   about the convenience
   of having it in your back
   yard! The West Elk
   Wilderness is a mam-
   moth chunk of the Gun-
   nison National Forest
   and can be accessed                                             Mike Tittle
   from many locations
   along Ohio Creek Road.                                                                                                                                    Tom Stillo
   If you're looking for wilderness that you can ac-

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I MOUNTAIN BIKING A mountain biker has                                                                             I SNOWMOBILING Snowmobiling has be-
                                                                                                   Tom Stillo
  a plethora of choices, whether it be a gentle                                                                       come an increasingly popular winter activity in
  rolling singletrack along the Lower Loop in                                                                         Gunnison and Crested Butte. Numerous trail-
  Crested Butte or an extreme technical descent at                                                                    heads provide miles and miles of prime territory.
  Hartman Rocks in Gunnison. At the north end                                                                         Guided trips, private rentals and great motor
  of the East River Valley, #403, #401, Deer                                                                          sport shops can accommodate anyone who is
  Creek and Dyke Trail are epic routes (we don't                                                                      willing to roost on the Gunnison National For-
  use "epic" loosely–it's truly amazing stuff) that                                                                   est.
  will provide a couple days of riding for all but
  the marathon bike riders. Add to those the well-                                                                 I SUMMER CHAIRLIFT RIDES At Crested
  maintained single track at the ski area and Snod-                                                                   Butte Mountain Resort, the non-winter activities
  grass trail systems, and you'll have enjoyed                                                                        gear up in early summer and make enjoying this
  quality trails with only other mountain bikers,                                                                     spectacular "Butte" easier than ever! Give your-
  runners and hikers.                                                                                                 self and your bike a lift to begin a nature experi-
       A Colorado Trail Spur adjacent to Western                                                                      ence soon not to be forgotten. Once at the top,
  State College and Hartman Rocks Recreation                                                                          hike up to the peak of the Butte and take in the
  Area just south of Gunnison are the "spinning"                                                                      breathtaking scenery of the West Elks Mountains
  off points for singletrack in the Tomichi Creek                                                                     and other ranges too numerous to list. If "down"
  Valley. Hartman Rocks is home to the 24                 fun winter opportunities for all! Ski, skate and            is the direction you'd rather go, start your hike or
  Hours in the Sage Mountain Bike race, where             sled rentals are available at the Center.                   biking experience down the many fire trails
  slickrock and rolling technical trails wrap around      Throughout the county a skier can tour or                   through aspen groves and abundant wildflowers.
  unusual geological formations. One can ride             snowshoe from designated winter trailheads.
  from town to the Continental Divide or Lake             Nordic tracks are set in the Gunnison Valley             I WILDLIFE VIEWING The Gunnison Valley
  City virtually on single track, if you have a day       through desert-like settings, up meandering                 has an abundance of wildlife and areas easily ac-
  or two. The riding is unlimited, and you'll enjoy       drainages, and through glistening forests.                  cessible for viewing. The state of Colorado has
  360 degree views and share your experience                                                                          designated State Wildlife Areas and we have
  with a few multiple-users, if you see anyone at       I ROCK CLIMBING While our great Rocky                         seven of them: Almont Triangle, Gunnison River,
  all. Our visitor centers will get you headed in         Mountains have plenty of places to "go climb a              Gunnison, Lake Irwin, Roaring Judy, Spring
  the right direction.                                    rock," there are some favorite spots like up Taylor         Creek Reservoir zx Taylor Reservoir. Come and
                                                          Canyon Road where sheer and challenging rock                see our wildlife in their native habitat. The
I NORDIC SKIING, SNOWSHOEING,                             faces right off the road seem to lure in the climbers.      brown-capped rosey finch and Gunnison sage
  SKATING & SLEDDING A visit to the                       Our local outfitters can point you in the right di-         grouse are elusive, but often seen!
  Crested Butte Nordic Center offers enthusiasts          rection to some other favorite climbing spots.
  approximately 45 kilometers of beautifully                                                                             For more assistance in activity planning,
  groomed trails and a spectacular backcountry          I SHOPPING & DINING Too many options to                              call (800)851-0482 or visit
  experience. The ice rink and sledding hill add          list here!                                                

                                              A R T S & C U LT U R E
  I CRESTED BUTTE CENTER FOR                               theatre in Colorado, producing more than                I ROARING JUDY FISH HATCHERY The
    THE ARTS The mission of the Center for the             200 plays since 1972. The theatre's mission                hatchery was built over several years in the late
    Arts is to enrich and expand community partic-         is to foster the growth of theatre as an art               1960s and includes 783 acres along the East
    ipation in the arts. The Center hosts a wide va-       form through high-quality contemporary, clas-              River south of Crested Butte. The hatchery and
    riety of performances throughout the year —            sical and original productions, as well as arts            raceways utilize about 200 acres of the total.
    concerts, theater, dance, speakers, conferences        education.                                                 Kokanee salmon are spawned in the hatchery
    and more.                                                                                                         from late October to early November, and vis-
                                                        I PITKIN MUSEUM Located on the Main                           itors can view the milling and fertilization of
  I GUNNISON ARTS CENTER The Gunni-                        Street in Pitkin, the museum brings the history            eggs. Young salmon and trout can be viewed in
    son Arts Center invites you to experience the          of this old mining town to life in the "Red                ponds. A lot of shorebirds and songbirds can
    arts in the Gunnison Valley, offering programs         School House." Drive through Pitkin slowly                 be seen in the marshy willow bottoms during
    in the visual, literary and performing arts year-      and enjoy all the other old buildings.                     spring and summer.
    round. Today at the Gunnison Arts Center,
    you will find two exhibition galleries, one         I GOTHIC GENERAL STORE Recently ren-                       I WORKSHOPS This is a place to learn new
    gallery shop, a 75-seat theatre, dance studio,         ovated but retaining its 1800s charm, the                  things and to improve your ability with activi-
    meeting rooms and a clay center.                       General Store serves visitors with information,            ties you enjoy. We have workshops available
                                                           ice cream and cold refreshing drinks. The up-              throughout the year. A sampling includes pho-
  I CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN                                 stairs museum features artifacts and information           tography, writing, yoga and the many healing
    THEATRE Crested Butte Mountain Theatre                 about this historic and colorful mining town.              arts, botany, birding, & fishing. Visit Gunnison-
    is the longest continuously running community          Gothic is a seasonal destination.                 for details.

Gunnison County HERITAGE
                                                       The Way it Was, is the Way it Is.
                                                      HERITAGE SITES DRIVING TOUR
   We invite you to enjoy our heritage driving tour!
Along the way you will experience incredible vistas,
meet friendly locals and see that our county is
steeped in rich Western and Victorian mining era
history. The tour self-guides you to interesting sites                                                          18
throughout the county, most accessible by passenger                                              20                                16
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vehicle. Some sites are located on private property                                                                              15
and we ask that you please respect this by observ-                                                                                       12                   7
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ing them from the roadway. Remember to take                                                                                 4                                         6

nothing but pictures and leave nothing but foot-                                                                                                    4             5
prints so that future generations can continue to                                                                23
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enjoy our heritage, too. Use the map on this page                                   24
to locate each site and for many more sites and
much more detail, please visit GunnisonCrested-                                                                Map is for reference only and is not to scale. Gunnison to Crested Butte is 28 miles.
                                                         in Gunnison in 1880 allowing for further growth              the No. 268 Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
                                                         of the region.                                               Engine and a collection of 11 historic buildings
                                                              To learn about the history of Gunnison and              including Gunnison’s first post office from 1876,
                                                         its historic buildings, please pick up a copy of the         a school house built in 1905 and a depot from
                                                         “Walking Tour of Historic Gunnison” brochure                 the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. It also in-
                                                         provided by the City Of Gunnison at the Gun-                 cludes the Mallett Antique Car Collection, one
                                                         nison Visitor Center located at 500 E. Tomichi               of the largest historic vehicle collections in Col-
                                                         Avenue. You also can view the brochure online                orado with 62 vehicles. The Museum is open
                                                         at                    daily from Memorial Day weekend through the
                                                                                                                      end of September; Monday through Saturday 9
                                                                                                                      a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                      An entrance fee is charged to visit the museum.
   SON It is believed the Ute Indians summered
   in the Gunnison area in the 1500s. The first
   few non-Native American individuals arrived in
   the early 1840s in search of good trapping
   and mining, though none set up permanent set-
   tlements. In 1853, the U.S. Army Topo-
   graphical Engineers led by Captain John
   Gunnison arrived looking for a suitable path for
   the transcontinental railroad route. While the       2 GUNNISON PIONEER MUSEUM In the
   ore deposits for precious metals did not pan           1930s the Pioneer Society formalized and in
   out, the nearby land proved good for ranching          1964 they opened the doors to the Gunnison              3 TOWN OF PARLIN Parlin is named for John
   and on May 22, 1877, the city of Gunnison              Pioneer Museum. On display at the 5-acre mu-                T. Parlin who started a dairy farm and stage stop
   became the official seat of the county and the         seum is an extensive collection of memorabilia              there in 1877, becoming a busy spot as
   center for local commerce. The railroad arrived        and artifacts from throughout Gunnison County,              prospectors and settlers streamed into the area.

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                                                         By 1910, many of the mines closed and pro-
                                                         duction had completely ended by the early
                                                         1940s. Today the school house, jail, town hall,
                                                         general store, and a few cabins still stand.

                                                                                                               For more detail, the Gunnison Country Cham-
 In 1881, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad                                                                   ber of Commerce located at 500 E. Tomichi
 (D&RG) arrived at the town. There was a five-                                                                 Avenue in Gunnison has brochures about the
 minute stop each time the train came through. In                                                              district. Generally, the Alpine Tunnel Histori-
 1882, the Denver South Park and Pacific Rail-                                                                 cal District is open from July to September.
 road also reached Parlin from the Quartz Creek                                                                The auto tour begins northeast of Pitkin at the
 Valley. With the D&RG pulling the station in                                                                  junction of the Cumberland Pass Road (Forest
 1891 and the Silver Crash of 1893, most of                                                                    Service Road 765) and the Alpine Tunnel
 the business in town dried up. The general store                                                              Road (Forest Service Road 839). Visitors
 and post office remained in business for the local                                                            should use caution as they drive on this narrow
 ranchers. When visiting Parlin, be sure to make a                                                             dirt road. The Alpine Tunnel Historic District
 stop at the Parlin QT General Store, which                                                                    includes close to 13 miles of the former Denver
 opened in 1904 selling gas, oil, general mer-                                                                 South Park and Pacific Railroad rail bed across
 chandise, hay, grain, feed and miners supplies.                                                               the Continental Divide from Hancock to
 Tourist cabins were added later and the store                                                                 Quartz. It also includes the Alpine Tunnel it-
 and post office remain a social gathering point for   5 TOWN OF PITKIN Pitkin is the oldest in-               self, which is now sealed closed. The railroad
 families on the Quartz Creek and travelers.             corporated city on the Western Slope of Col-          constructed the tunnel in 1880-1881 in a
                                                         orado. Prospectors first came to the area in          race with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
                                                         1878 and named their camp Quartzville. The            to cross the Continental Divide and reach Gun-
                                                         town incorporated on August 11, 1879, and             nison. The Denver & Rio Grande won the race;
                                                         changed its name to Pitkin to honor Colorado          however, the Alpine Tunnel district illustrates
                                                         Governor Fredrick Pitkin. Settlers chose the          the engineering and operational challenges faced
                                                         area for its mineral deposits of gold, silver,        by Colorado mountain railroads in the late
                                                         copper, lead and iron, and numerous mines             19th and early 20th centuries.
                                                         boosted the economy. In 1882, over 300
                                                         houses stood in the town and 60 businesses
                                                         were open with more than 1,000 people liv-
                                                         ing in the hills surrounding town. However by
                                                         1883, the promise of the mines had already
                                                         played out and the population dwindled to
                                                         half that of 1882. Silver mining brought spikes
                                                         to the population in the early 1890s and
                                                         again in the early 1900s. The fish hatchery
                                                         and the timber industry helped keep Pitkin
                                                         populated in the 1920s and 30s. Today the         7 CUMBERLAND PASS & THE MINING
                                                         town has around 80 full-time residents, and           SITES (recommended summer travel only)
                                                         the population swells to 300 in the summer            There are numerous mining sites along Cumber-
                                                         months. Still standing are the old Bonton             land Pass. The Bon Ton Mine sits on the south
                                                         Hotel, now called the Pitkin Hotel located at         side of the pass. The Blistered Horn and Jim-
                                                         329 Main Street, City Hall located at 400             mie Mack Mines sit on the north side of the
4 TOWN OF OHIO CITY The area surround-                   4th Street and the Pitkin School located at           pass. The pass itself was constructed in 1882
  ing Ohio City had been explored by prospectors         800 Main Street. All are listed on the Col-           to connect Tincup to Pitkin and the Denver
  as early as the 1850s. In 1880 miners set up           orado Register of Historic Places. The Victo-         South Park and Pacific Railroad. The Civilian
  the town of Eagle City; however, they soon             rian-Gothic style church, built in 1901 is            Conservation Corps stationed in Pitkin built
  changed the name to Ohio City, after Ohio              located at 521 Main Street nearby the corner          the Cumberland Pass road used today.
  Creek, which was soon changed to Gold Creek.           of Sixth and State Street where the depot
  The town grew quickly to boast a population of         stands, built in 1881 by the Denver South         8     9 TIN CUP* & TAYLOR PARK HISTORY
  300 people. Numerous gold and silver mines             Park and Pacific Railroad.                                 *Tin Cup is only accessible in winter
  and four mills up the Gold Creek Valley kept the                                                             months by cross country skiing, snowshoeing
  town in business for many years. Many of their       6 ALPINE TUNNEL NATIONAL                                or snowmobiles. Taylor Park is named for
  remnants still stand. After the Silver Panic of        REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRICT                            James Taylor who came into the area while
  1893, production switched to primarily gold.           (recommended summer travel only) There is             prospecting for gold in 1859. Purportedly, a

                                                         TIN CUP CEMETERY There are approximately
                                                         95 graves in the Tin Cup Cemetery. The first
                                                         burial was T. L.
                                                         Stormes on April
                                                         30, 1879. The in-
                                                         dividuals interned
                                                         there were segre-
                                                         gated by religion,
                                                         with Catholics buried
                                                         on one knob and
                                                         Jews and Protestants
                                                         on another. Individu-                                    12 .HARMELS RANCH RESORT Home-
                                                         als who were killed
                                                                                                                     steaded in the mid 1880s by the Elmer family,
                                                         as the result of vio-
                                                                                                                   the ranch served as a stage stop for miners travel-
                                                         lent crimes were
                                                                                                                   ing to Gunnison and those traveling up and over
                                                         buried on Boot Hill.
                                                                                                                   Jack’s Cabin Road. The Harmel family purchased
  member of his party dipped his tin drinking cup                                                                  the ranch in 1958 and the business was taken
  into a stream and found gold in 1860. The             10 TAYLOR TRADING POST Adam Murdie
                                                                                                                   over by Jody Harmel Roberts; her sons Brad and
  party named the area Tincup, and the river and           originally homesteaded this land in the 1880s.
                                                                                                                   Steve run the business today. A few of the build-
  the park were given Taylor’s name. The lack of         Bill and Leona Murdie sold the land to Sherman
                                                                                                                   ings built by the Elmer family are still in use today
  huge promise for gold and the Civil War kept           and Edna Cranor of Gunnison in 1940. The
                                                                                                                   including Cabin Number 2 and the Bunk House,
  many early prospectors at bay. The first great         Cranors planned on building tourist cabins on the
                                                                                                                   which originally served as a tack building.
  strike in the area was made at the Gold Cup                                                    pot; they
  Mine in 1878, and the area became flooded                                                       gured if
  with prospectors in 1879. The people who                                                       ourism didn’t
  came renamed the Tincup Camp, Virginia City.                                                  work out
  For the first few years, this renaming led to a                                                here, the
  great deal of confusion until in 1882, when the                                                and could
  local citizens voted to keep the name Tincup.                                                   e used for
       Tincup once had a bustling downtown,                                                      anching. The
  about a block-and-a-half long, with storefronts,                                              Cranors
  hotels and restaurants on either side of Washing-                                               egan build-
  ton Avenue. However a fire in 1906 de-                                                         ng their first
  stroyed the south side of the street, and a fire in    cabins in 1942; however, Mr. Cranor was called
  1913 flattened the north side. Many mining             to military duty for World War II. Having a new
  towns suffered from devastating fires, which           cabin mostly built, he asked the Army for a few          13 ALMONT STORE (at Three Rivers Resort)
  often burned large sections of towns to the            more days to complete his project. Permission
                                                                                                                     Since being built between 1924 and 1925,
  ground. Tincup was no exception. In 1891,              was granted and Mr. Cranor built his roof before
                                                                                                                   this wood-framed, false-fronted building has re-
  the town installed fire hydrants. The hydrants         heading overseas for the next three-and-a-half
                                                                                                                   mained open as a store serving the needs of Al-
  drew water from a small reservoir above town,          years. The Taylor Trading Post is still owned by
                                                                                                                   mont and its visitors. At times, it has been the
  however the extremely cold mountain tempera-           the Cranor family today.
                                                                                                                   home for the U.S. Post Office. The building is
  tures soon proved that the gravity system could                                                                  constructed of logs milled at the lumberyard,
  not work properly. The fire hydrants, though not                                                                 which once sat above town. Built in 1921, the
  functioning, still stand today and can be seen                                                                   Dance Hall, still there today, served as a popular
  along the streets. While many of the original                                                                    meeting spot from the time it was constructed
  businesses are no longer standing, Frenchy’s                                                                     through the 1950s, hosting regular dances.
  Restaurant is named after the saloon that oper-                                                                  There is an annual Fourth of July polka dance
  ated in Tincup from 1879 to 1913 by A.N.                                                                         still held there today. The building is constructed
  “Frenchy” Perrault. The General Store building                                                                   of log and is an octagonal shape, which pro-
  was probably moved to its current site from                                                                      vided the optimal space for dancing. Cabins
  Hillerton in 1904, where it served as a land                                                                     number 3 and 4 were built in 1915 and the
  office, and the current business as a general                                                                    building sitting between current cabins 4 and 5
  store began in 1976.                                  11 TAYLOR DAM In 1933, the Bureau of
                                                                                                                   once served as a weigh station for ore from Doc-
                                                           Reclamation approved the plan presented by
                                                                                                                   tor Park Silver Mine. The ore was weighed here
  TIN CUP TOWN HALL & CHURCH                             Western Slope Congressman Ed Taylor to install a
                                                                                                                   before being put on the train.
  The town hall survived the fires of 1906 and           dam at the site. Between 1935 and 1937,
  1913. The wood-frame building is distinguish-          more than 300 men worked to construct the                14 HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF ALMONT
  able with its two-story belfry tower and entry-        dam, which has a structural height of 206 feet.
                                                                                                                     Almont sits at the junction where the Taylor
  way, which has a hipped lower awning and a             The dam is part of the Uncompahgre Project and
                                                                                                                   River and the East River meet, forming the Gun-
  peaked roof topped by a flagpole. Town hall            keeps the water on the Western Slope for irriga-
                                                                                                                   nison River. Originally the settlement was known
  was constructed in 1903.                               tion. Taylor Reservoir covers 2,030 acres of land.
                                                                                                                   as Fishers after Sam Fisher who began operating

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  a toll bridge and toll road to Jack’s Cabin at the     four log cabins and the log base lodge. Visitors     settlers and miners arrived first followed by the
  spot in 1879. The Denver & Rio Grande Rail-            can park on Forest Service Road 740, built in        Croatians, Italians and Slavs in the early 1900s.
  road arrived in 1881, putting an end to the toll       1911, and hike on Forest Service trail 560 to        The CF&I operated its mine until 1952. Many
  road. In 1881 the town was renamed Almont              the top of the abandoned ski area and a cabin.       buildings from the late 1800s and early 1900s
  after a famous horse known as the leading Ham-                                                              still stand. Crested Butte was designated a Reg-
  bletonian stallion of the time. The main log          17 GLACIER SCHOOL HOUSE                               istered National Historic District in 1972.
  building currently occupied by a restaurant and             Located at 21293 Highway 135, Glacier
  fly-fishing store at the Almont Resort is the re-      began in the early
  mains of the Marston Hotel built in 1893 by            1880s as a stage
  Vernon Davis. It caught fire in 1948 on New            stop for the mines
  Year's Eve, was rebuilt and has been added onto        up Cement Creek
  over the years. In the early 1890s, simply built       and soon became
  vernacular log cabins were built along the river.      a stop for the
  The resort advertised they had restorative drink-      Denver and Rio
  ing water that would help bladder and kidney           Grande Railroad.
  troubles.                                              Local ranching
                                                         families built the
                                                         school house that
                                                         is still standing in                                   HE CRES ED BU E MOUN AIN
                                                         the early 1920s to replace an earlier log struc-     HERITAGE MUSEUM (The Hardware Store
                                                         ture closer to the river. The school house is cur-   & Tony’s Conoco Station) This building began
                                                         rently a showroom for a local log furniture          operating as a hardware store in 1883. It then
                                                         craftsman.                                           was the town’s first gas station. Inside is a pot-
                                                                                                              belly stove that warmed the store from its begin-
                                                                                                              nings. A.J. “Tony” Mihelich operated the store
                                                                                                              from 1939 until his death in 1996. It is now
15 JACK’S CABIN An interpretive sign placed                                                                   home to Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Mu-
     by the Gunnison County Historic Preservation                                                             seum and the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Visit
  Commission is located .4 miles from the Jack’s                                                              the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
  Cabin turn off on County Road 813 on the left                                                               to obtain a free copy of a historic walking tour of
  hand side of the road. The settlement of Jack’s                                                             town. Staff offers a free guided walking tour
  Cabin, originally named Howesville after Jack                                                               weekly. The Museum is open from mid-Novem-
  Howe who settled there in 1875, served as a                                                                 ber through mid-April from noon to 6 p.m. and
  stage stop for travelers between the Crested                                                                from Memorial Day weekend through the end of
  Butte area and Gunnison. Jack’s Cabin had a                                                                 September from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is an
  hotel, guest cabins, corrals, a post office estab-                                                          admission to visit the museum’s exhibits.
  lished in 1879, a school, a dairy that opened in
  1905 and a cemetery. The Denver and Rio
  Grande Railroad stopped nearby to pick up cat-
  tle and hay.

        In the mid 1930s, students from Western
  State College,
  using aban-                                           18 HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF
  doned cable                                              CRESTED BUTTE The Ute Indians summered
  and machinery                                          in the Crested Butte area for hundreds of years
  from the Blis-                                         before the first settlers of European descent ar-    CRES ED BU E CEME ERY
  tered Horn                                             rived looking for precious metals as early as        At the cemetery, there is a memorial to the 59
  Mine on                                                1874. The town incorporated in 1880 and              miners killed in the Jokerville Mine explosion of
  Cumberland                                             quickly grew as a supply center for the mining       1884. The chapel, erected in the 1960s, is
  Pass, fash-                                            camps. The town survived due to the large con-       only open in the summer and includes interior ar-
  ioned Colorado s first chairlift at the Pioneer Ski    centration of high quality bituminous coal in the    chitectural elements from St. Patrick’s Church,
  Area, which remained in operation from 1939            area. The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company             built around 1890. The Catholic congregation
  until 1951 when the Forest Service condemned           (CF&I) and a few smaller companies developed         relocated from St. Patrick’s to the newly built
  the area for being unsafe. Five original buildings     coal mines and coke ovens. By 1882, Crested          Queen of All Saints Church in 1961. St.
  still stand. Constructed in 1931, eight years          Butte produced much of the state’s coal supply.      Patrick’s, located on Maroon Avenue, is now a
  prior to the ski area’s opening in 1939, there are     The English, American and northern European          residence.

19 IRWIN CEMETERY The cemetery had its                  21 THE GREAT WALL An interpretive sign
    first interment in 1879, the same year silver            placed by the Gunnison County Historic
  was discovered in the area. Most of the major            Preservation Commission is located just beyond
  causes of deaths                                         the Beaver Ponds trailhead on the south side of
  included diseases                                        Ohio Pass, County Road 730. As you are
  such as pneumo-                                          heading up the pass (from Gunnison), drive 1.4
  nia as well as                                           miles past the trailhead. You will see a small road
  snow slides and                                          exiting to the right; park your car and walk along
  mining accidents.                                        this road for about 90 yards and you will see
  No murderers                                             the sign just below the wall. The Denver South
  were buried at                                           Park and Pacific Railroad (DSP&P) built this
  the cemetery.                                            structure in 1882. A short, one-mile walk past
  There are more                                           the sign, along the railroad grade, will bring you
  than 50 graves,                                          to the “Big Balloon Loop” that enabled the rail-
  many unmarked                                            road to turn and gain the elevation necessary to
  today. One of                                            reach the rock wall. There you can see interesting        tem to link all of the county seats and populous
  the few stone-                                           rock culverts constructed to allow water to flow          towns. The bridges were designed in 1926 to
  marked graves is                                         under the never-completed railway bed.                    cross the Gunnison River by the Colorado De-
  that of Mary Bambraugh. She died of mountain                                                                       partment of Highways. The bridges survive as
  fever in 1881 at the age of 17.                                                                                    one of the last remaining examples of what was
                                                                                                                     once a common bridge type.

                                                                                                                  24 BLUE MESA RESERVOIR & DAM
                                                                                                                       The Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest body
                                                                                                                     of water in the state of Colorado at more than
                                                                                                                     20 miles long and with approximately 92 miles
                                                                                                                     of shoreline. The reservoir formed when the
                                                                                                                     U.S. Bureau of Reclamation finished the Blue
                                                                                                                     Mesa Dam in 1965. The reservoir provides
                                                                                                                     water for irrigation, municipal and industrial
                                                                                                                     uses. The water from the project feeds into the
                                                                                                                     Gunnison Tunnel completed in 1909; today it
                                                        22 FAIRVIEW SCHOOL HOUSE Originally                          is recognized as a National Civil Engineering
                                                             built in 1881, the families of Ohio Creek               Landmark.
                                                           banded together to build a sturdy log school                   Prior to the construction of the dams, the
                                                           house. The new school had a stoop on the                  land under the reservoir was used first by Native
                                                           front, an upstairs, a stage and a cloak room. It          Americans as far back as 10,000 years ago. In
                                                           also had a magnificent view of the Anthracite             the 1880s, new settlers used the land for agri-
                                                           Mountain range and Mt. Carbon, hence the                  cultural purposes. The reservoir covered the area
                                                           name, Fairview School. The old log Fairview               where the towns of Iola and Sapinero once
                                                           School was eventually moved to the Easterly               stood and where the Denver & Rio Grande Rail-
                                                           homestead and replaced by the current frame               road operated its trains regularly through the area
                                                           structure in 1906. Fairview school was closed             from 1882 until 1949, with the last train com-
                                                           in 1948 and the students bussed to Gunnison.              ing through in 1954. When the water in the
20 KEBLER PASS In July 1904, the state of                  Boots to Bridles 4-H Club meetings were held              reservoir is very low, a few of the foundations
    Colorado took over the maintenance of Kebler           at the schoolhouse as well as community meet-             from Iola can still be seen; the water covers over
  Pass road; previously, it was private road. The          ings. The school house is on private property.            79 manmade structures.
  road would be boon for local commerce, provid-           Please view it from the road.                                  The National Park Service offers tours by boat
  ing a good connection to the coal mining com-                                                                      through Morrow Point, the eastern end of the
  munity of Somerset. Somerset had become the           23 TWIN BRIDGES OVER THE GUNNISON                            Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
  largest coal producer in the state by 1903 when            RIVER Located on a U.S. Highway 50 serv-                The visitor center is open from Memorial Day
  the Denver Rio Grande Railroad reached it. Re-           ice road on the west edge of town, these                  weekend through Labor Day weekend from 8:00
  mains of the original wagon road can still be seen       bridges are on the National Register of Historic          a.m. to 6:00 p.m., its winter hours are Monday
  today on the east side of Kebler Pass. This bed          Places. In 1910, the State Highway Commis-                through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  is now used as a bike trail.                             sion set a goal to establish a statewide road sys-

                                   For additional information about local history, a more comprehensive list of historic sites and
                                     to see a list of resource books, please go to
        The Gunnison County Historic Preservation Commission has a number of brochures available about historically interesting sites and has designated
       numerous structures as being locally significant. For more information, visit the commission’s web site at
                                           Information compiled by: Susan Medville, Heritage Tourism Project Manager.

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                                                  A Fantastic Feast for Culinary Aficiondados

                                                                                              Touch, taste, smell, sight and sound … excite
                                                                                           all of your senses! From the north end of the
                                                                                           valley in Mt. Crested Butte and Crested Butte
                                                                                           to Almont and the south end of the valley in
                                                                                           Gunnison, your expectations will be met if food
                                                                                           and drink are high points of your visit.
                                                                                              A delightful gastronomic experience awaits
                                                                                           you with more than 48 restaurants in our valley
                                                                                           ranging in price and selection. Great steaks,
                                                                                           sushi, wild fish and game, vegetarian cuisine,
                                                                                           tastes from around the world and locally grown
                                                                                           Colorado products, including a wide variety of
                                                                                           excellent Colorado wines, offer a diverse selection
                                                                                           of exquisite options as you create your culinary
                                                                                           tour of the Gunnison Valley. You will find family-
                                                                                           style dining, bustling atmospheres, intimate
                                                                                           settings and the favorite spots of locals, each
                                                                                           offering up our usual Western hospitality and
                                                                                           superior customer service.

I C O O K IN G C L A S S ES If you like to be
           N                                             outstanding food and drink in festive scenes dur-        lamb kabobs as you stroll our historic Main
   more hands on during your culinary experience         ing culinary events that take place throughout           Streets during other fairs and festivals sound?
   you won’t miss out in Gunnison-Crested Butte.         the year, such as the Crested Butte Wild Mush-
   Several local caterers and culinary experts           room Festival; Gunnison Farmers’ Market;              I FO OD FO R A D V EN TUR E With many
                                                                                                                  O D O            N R
   demonstrate individual style in their kitchens, and   Crested Butte Wildflower Festival; Crested               caterers and restaurants offering “meals-to-go,”
   you’re invited to join in on the fun! Slice, dice,    Butte Farmers’ Market; Colorado Fest…cele-               mix and match your food choices, mode of trans-
   learn, laugh and sample unusual and everyday          brating Colorado’s Food; Wine, Beer & Art;               portation and setting. Hike, horseback ride, raft,
   dishes that you can make at home and share new        Gunnison Valley Hospital’s Taste of Caring Har-          canoe, boat, snowshoe or Nordic ski to scenic
   skills and recipes with family and friends. Cook-     vest Dinner, and Crested Butte Center for the            picnic spots along rivers and lakes, feast in fields
   ing classes take place throughout the year in sev-    Arts’ Tour de Forks.                                     of wildflowers or toast on a mountaintop.
   eral locations around the valley.                         From indulging in the tasty items prepared by
                                                         casual sidewalk vendors and food and wine pair-           If you would like more details and information,
I C AT ER ED M EA LS If you’re traveling with a
        R D     A S                                      ings to sampling local cuisine at the farmers’ mar-   please visit
   group and would like a catered meal for 4 or          kets and exquisite meals served by well-known         nary. There you will find our great assortment of
   400, our caterers create magnificent culinary de-     chefs in luxurious private homes, our valley show-    restaurants, caterers, events and cooking classes that
   lights of all kinds, bringing them right to your      cases the world of culinary excellence in unfor-      bring the culinary world to your fingertips. Many of
   venue, vacation home, cabin or condominium.           gettable settings. How does “Have a Beer with         these businesses provide gift certificates, so take ad-
                                                         Beethoven” in a barn during the Crested Butte         vantage and treat a family member or friend from afar
I C ULIN A R Y EV EN TS Don’t miss enjoying
       N        V N S                                    Music Festival or munching on grilled Colorado        during their visit to see us!

  “One thing about Crested Butte is that this town holds more outstanding restaurants per square mile than just
                        about anywhere you can think of.” — Mitch Kaplan, a winter sports and travel writer.
                  Gunnison County’s
                    Wine Country
                                                  Delta County
           Few people think of western Colorado when considering wines, but lately this emerging
            agricultural trend cannot be ignored. Our neighbors to the west in Delta County have
             been receiving attention as a very fine alternative to other wine regions in Colorado.
                                                Some of the wine-
                                           makers have been cork-
                                           ing for about 15 years,
                                           and more winemakers
                                           are discovering the ben-
                                           efits of the grapes in
                                           Delta County. Many of
                                           them have already been
                                           recognized and awarded
                                           for their excellence.
                                           From Pinot Noir to Ries-
                                           ling, Cabernet Franc to
                                           Merlot, these winemak-
                                           ers are diverse and cre-
                                           ative in their winemaking
                                           skills, offering a broad
                                           variety to choose from.
                                                Hot summer days
                                           and cool mountain
                                           breezes during the sum-
                                           mer evenings create ex-
                                           cellent sugar content and
                                           flavorful juice in the fruit raised in Delta County. The vineyards and wineries here have discovered
                                           that the dry climate mixed with a good water flow make this an ideal area for growing grapes.
                                           Cooler soils help keep a perfect acid balance providing fruity and intense grapes, leading to delight-
                                           ful wines. Awarded for excellence since 1996, the winemakers in Delta County are proud to pour
                                           their wines for you.
                                                Newly organized self-guided wine tours will point you in the right direction for tasting wines
                                           and selecting fresh fruits and vegetables in Delta County. A pastoral mountain setting brimming
                                           with bountiful orchards and vineyards, the North Fork is a great place to hit the road on your
                                           bike and take in this rural feast for the eyes. Most of the winemakers offer regular hours and a
                                           few are by appointment. There are also many other reasons to stop in for a sip. Wineries fash-
                                           ioned from local field stone or housed in historic structures are a delight to visit as they draw to
                                           mind the traditional old estates of Europe.
                                                While enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of Gunnison County consider a drive over Ke-
                                           bler Pass, home to the largest aspen tree grove in Colorado. The pass is generally open from Me-
                                           morial Day through the beginning of November, or until the first big snowfall! Head up Whiterock
                                           Avenue out of Crested Butte to reach Kebler Pass and make a left heading west when you reach
                                           Highway 133 towards Paonia. You will be traveling along the West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic
                                           Byway. From Gunnison, you also can travel the West Elk Loop. Head west on Highway 50 out of
                                           Gunnison and at the Blue Mesa Dam, turn right onto Highway 92 and travel along the north rim
                                           of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park where you’ll be treated to deep canyons, the
                                           grand Gunnison River, interesting rock formations and many scenic overlooks to take it all in. Be
                                           sure to pack a picnic lunch! Look for wineries in Paonia, Eckert and Cedaredge.
                                                As you come to the intersection of Highways 92 and 133, head east on 92 and use the map
                                           on this page as your guide. In Delta County the orchards, vineyards, farms and ranches dot the
                                           landscape like a country quilt. The scenery is breathtaking and the bounty of fresh, locally grown
                                           produce will provide a mouthwatering treat once you arrive. Select fresh-picked eats and pair them
                                           with a Delta County wine for a culinary experience for your taste buds!

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                              TIPS FOR Gunnison
                               Valley VISITORS
     The Gunnison Valley draws many visitors each year because of its diverse natural environments, scenic
 beauty, and outstanding recreation opportunities. Because it attracts so many people, there is always a risk
that careless visitors will damage or destroy the very resources they are coming to enjoy. All visitors to public
  lands in this valley have the potential to cause impacts both on resources and other visitors. It must be the
   goal of everyone to understand and minimize the impacts of their visit. We invite you to work with us to
                      help ensure that the Gunnison Valley continues to be a special place.

                                  Here Are a Few Things Visitors Should Keep in Mind
1. USE VEHICLES RESPONSIBLY. Each area has                   3. RESPECT OTHER VISITORS. You share                    5. RESPECT PRIVATE PROPERTY. It is your
rules that govern vehicle use. Learn and follow these        these lands with many people; make sure your fun is     responsibility to know where you are. Be sure
rules for each area you visit. Stay on designated or ex-     not ruining the experience for others around you.       you have legal access to the places you want to
isting routes and out of closed areas. Limit your driv-      Minimize noise, keep pets under control, and drive      enjoy.
ing in wet conditions to avoid road damage.                  safely on narrow roads and trails.
                                                                                                                     6. HAVE A SAFE TRIP. Changing weather and
2. LEAVE NO TRACE. Remove all evidence of                    4. KEEP WILDLIFE WILD.Visitors can unknow-              difficult terrain can pose hazards to the unpre-
your visit so others will find these areas as beautiful as   ingly disturb the many species of wildlife present on   pared visitor. Be sure someone knows where you
you do. Take care of public facilities. Leave wildflow-      public lands. Do not feed the animals. Enjoy them       are going and when you plan to return. Be ready
ers and natural objects for others to enjoy. Do not          from a distance. Move quietly through the woods,        for changing conditions and stay within your ca-
deface or dismantle historical or archaeological sites.      especially in streamside areas.                         pabilities.

                                                                                                                                                          Tom Stillo

                          g g g                     y                                          g        (     ),
ice. They can offer information to help you get the most out of your trip and advice on other specific considerations about the area such as legal access,
safety, road conditions and much more.

                  These are your public lands — protect them like the treasure they are.
                                 EVENTS CALENDAR
                                   JANUARY                                                                                            MARCH
3 .................Learn to Skate Ski for Free, Crested Butte Nordic Center                   2 .................Profurious Park & Pipe Series, Crested Butte Mtn Resort
5 .................Sports Illustrated Kids’ Next Snow Search, Crested Butte Mtn Resort        6 .................Learn to Skate Ski for Free, Crested Butte Nordic Center
5 .................Crested Butte Nordic Center Citizens Race, Downhill Derby 10K Skate        6-8 ..............“SonofaGunn,” Theatre Production at Gunnison Arts Center
12 ...............Crested Butte Nordic Center Citizens Race, 20K Classic                      8 .................Super Tour, Crested Butte Nordic Center
19 ...............Crested Butte Nordic Center Citizens Race, 20K Skate                        18 ...............“Romance, Lies & Opera” – Crested Butte Center for the Arts
22 ...............Full Moon Ski & Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Nordic Center                  20-22
22 ...............Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Mtn Resort                           26-29 ..........“Doubt, A Parable,” Crested Butte Mtn Theatre
31 ...............Frozen Buns 5k Presented by Gunnison Valley Hospital                        20-22 ..........12th Annual U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Telemark Championships,
31-Feb. 1 ....Rock on Ice (Performance Ice Sculpting), Mt. Crested Butte Town Center                             Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
                                                                                              21 ...............Full Moon Ski & Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Nordic Center
                                                                                              22 ...............Progressive Bonfire Dinner (on Nordic skis or snowshoes),
 Chris Ladoulis                                                                                                  Crested Butte Town Ranch
                                                                                              23 ...............33rd Al Johnson Memorial Uphill/Downhill Telemark Ski Race,
                                                                                                                 Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
                                                                                              23-25 ..........Women’s Free Heel Weekend by Babes in the Back Country,
                                                                                                                 Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
                                                                                              28-29 ..........11th Annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse,
                                                                                                       , (970) 349-7133
                                                                                              29-30 ..........5th Annual Slush Huck, Crested Butte Mtn. Resort

                                                                                              5 .................Ducks Unlimited Banquet, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center, Gunnison
                                                                                              9-13 ............Flauschink, Flush Out Winter & Welcome Spring, Crested Butte
                                                                                              13 ...............Crested Butte Mtn. Resort & Crested Butte Nordic Center Close for Season

                                                                                              2 .................First Fridays: Gunnison Gallery Crawl & Music
                                                                                              2-22 ............Gunnison Open Art Exhibit, Gunnison Arts Center
                                                                                              10-11 ..........Blue Mesa Fishing Tournament, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison
                                                                                              17-18 ..........Monarch Search & Rescue Fishing Tournament, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison
                                                                         Tom Stillo
                                                                                              22-27 ..........River Awareness Week, Valleywide,, (970) 349-7104
                                                                                              24-25 ..........Jack Russell Terrier Trials, Fred. R. Field Western Heritage Center,
                                                                                                                 Gunnison, (800) 851-0482

                                                                                              1-30 ............June In the Rockies, Valleywide Events,
                                                                                              1, 8, 15           FREE Sundays at 7 Concerts, Jorgensen Park,
                                                                                              22, 29 .........Presented by Gunnison Arts Center Center
                                                                                              5-8 ..............Writing the Rockies: Gunnison Creative Writers Workshop, Western State College
                                                                                              6 .................First Fridays: Gunnison Gallery Crawl & Music
                                                                                              6 .................Lipizzaner Stallions – Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center, Gunnison
                                                                                              7 .................National Trails Day – Trail Work Day with Crested Butte Mtn. Bike Association
                                                                                              14-15 ..........Bayou in the Butte, Crested Butte Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage,
                                                                                                       , (970) 349-7401
                                   FEBRUARY                                                   15 ...............Cart to Cart Fun Run – Crested Butte Mountain Runners, Crested Butte to CB South
2 .................22nd Annual Alley Loop Nordic Marathon (1.5 K, 3K, 5K, 10K, 21K & 42K)     18-22 ..........Crested Butte Fat Tire Bike Week,, (800) 545-4505
2-3 ..............K2’s Ultimate Groove with Heather Paul, Telemark Ski Camp,                  18-20 ..........Ride the Rockies, Overnight Stays & Day Off in Crested Butte
                   Crested Butte Mtn Resort                                                   20-22 ..........Wildflower Rush Cross Country & Downhill Bike Races,
2-5 ..............Crested Butte Mardi Gras (Masquerade Ball/Feb. 2 and Parade/Feb. 5)                            Crested Butte Mtn. Resort,, (800) 810-7669
3 .................Profurious Park & Pipe Series, Crested Butte Mtn Resort                    20-22 ..........Readers in the Rockies & Crested Butte Writers Conference,
7 .................Learn to Skate Ski for Free, Crested Butte Nordic Center                                      Club at Crested Butte,, (970) 349-9269
8-14 ............Hospice Art from the Heart – Art showing and Auction,                        20-22 ..........Gunsmoke-n-Gunnison, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center
                   Rocky Mountain Frames Studio                                               21 ...............Taylor Park Marina Fishing Derby, Taylor Reservoir
8-9 ..............Aspen Sante Fe Ballet Presented by Crested Butte Center for the Arts        21 ...............FREE Concert – Western Chamber Music Institute for High School
9 .................Cabin Fever Festival/Woman of the Wilderness Competition, Gunnison                            Instrumentalists, Western State College
9 .................Life-Link/Dynafit Randonnee Rally, Crested Butte Mtn Resort                22, 29 .........Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
                   VALENTINE’S WEEK — ROMANCE IN THE ROCKIES                                  26 ...............ArtWalk Evening, Galleries & Studios, Crested Butte
                                                                                              27 ...............FREE Concert – Colorado Brass Band, Western State College Quigley Bandshell
16-17 ..........Alison Gannett’s HEAD/Keen Rippin Chix Steep Ski Camp,
                                                                                              28 ...............Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia & Main St, Downtown Gunnison
                  Crested Butte Mtn Resort
                                                                                              28-29 ..........3rd Annual AWEfest: Local Artists Market, Crested Butte Town Park
19-23 ..........17th Annual U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte Mt. Resort
                                                                                              30 ...............FREE Alpenglow Concert, Crested Butte Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage
21 ...............Full Moon Ski & Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Nordic Center
21 ...............Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Mtn Resort
                  “The Radio Plays,” Crested Butte Mtn Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret
22-23 ..........USSA Race – Dan Prater Memorial Cup (for J-4 racers),
21-24 ..........Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
24 ...............The Cashore Marionettes Presented by Crested Butte Center for the Arts
28-Mar. 1....“SonofaGunn,” Theatre Production at Gunnison Arts Center

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2, 9, 16
23, 30 .........Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte, Guest Speakers Each Night
4 .................Fourth of July Celebrations & Fireworks in Gunnison & Crested Butte
4 .................First Fridays: Gunnison Gallery Crawl & Music
4-31 ............Crested Butte Music Festival,, (970) 349-0619
5-13 ............Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo, Parade & County Fair, Fred R. Field Western Heritage
                   Center, Gunnison,, (800) 851-0482
5, 12
19, 26 .........Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia & Main St, Downtown Gunnison
6, 13
20, 27 .........Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte                                                            SEPTEMBER
6, 13                                                                                           1-30 ............September Splendor in the Rockies, Valleywide Events,
20, 27 .........FREE Sundays at 7 Concerts, Jorgensen Park, Presented by Gunnison Arts Center             (877) 351-8724
7, 14                                                                                           5 .................First Fridays: Gunnison Gallery Crawl & Music
21, 28 .........FREE Alpenglow Concerts, Crested Butte Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage        6 .................Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off, Mt. Crested Butte – Base of Ski Area
7-13 ............Crested Butte Wildflower Festival,                                             6, 13
         , (970) 349-2571                       20, 27 .........Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia & Main St, Downtown Gunnison
10, 11, 12 .....PRCA Rodeo,, (800) 851-0482                              7-8 ..............Wooden Nickel Fall Golf Classic, Club at Crested Butte
16 ...............Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Taylor Auditorium, Western State College         7, 14 ..........Crested Butte Farmers’ Market,
24 ...............ArtWalk Evening, Galleries & Studios, Crested Butte                           21, 28 .........Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
24-25 ..........Crested Butte Land Trust Caddis Cup Fly-Fishing Tournament                      12-13 ..........Western State College Homecoming, Gunnison
25-27 ..........Gunsmoke-n-Gunnison, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center                      14 ...............MountainAir Marathon & 10 Mile – Crested Butte to Gunnison
27 ...............Art in the Park, Legion Park, Gunnison                                                 
27 ...............Crested Butte Bank Xterra Triathlon,, (970) 349-0170        17-20 ..........Vinotok Festival, Crested Butte
                                                                                                20 ...............Cowboy Poetry & Music, Western State College’s Taylor Hall Studio Theatre
                                                                                                27 ...............ArtWalk Evening, Galleries & Studios, Crested Butte
                                                                                                27 ...............Gunnison Valley Hospital’s Taste of Caring Harvest Dinner, Crested Butte
                                                                                                27 ...............Run for Rehab (1K Tootsie Roll for Kids, 5K, 10K), Gunnison

                                                                                                4, 11 ...........Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia & Main St, Downtown Gunnison
                                                                                                5, 12, 19 .....Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
                                                                                                18 ...............Gunnison Arts Center OctoberFest Gala, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center

                               Tom Stillo
                                                                                                21-22 ..........Gunnison Arts Center Singers Concert, GAC Theatre
                                     AUGUST                                                     15 ...............Crested Butte Mtn Resort & Crested Butte Nordic Center Open for Season
1 .................First Fridays: Gunnison Gallery Crawl & Music                                15 ...............33rd Annual Sugar Plum Festival, Gunnison
2-3 ..............Crested Butte Arts Festival, Elk Avenue                                       21-Dec. 21 ...Holiday Market at Gunnison Arts Center
2, 9, 16                                                                                        28-30 ..........Crested Butte Nordic Center’s Thanksgiving Training Camp
23, 30 .........Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia & Main St, Downtown Gunnison                 26 ...............Gunnison Night of Lights
3 .................FREE Sundays at 7 Concert in Gunnison, Presented by Gunnison Arts Center     28 ...............Holiday Open House, Gunnison Merchants
3, 10, 17                                                                                       28 ...............Crested Butte Nordic Center Citizens Race, 10K Classic
24, 31 .........Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
4, 11 ...........FREE Alpenglow Concerts, Crested Butte Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage
6, 13                                                                                                                               DECEMBER
20, 27 .........Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte, Guest Speakers Each Night                                        WEEKENDS: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOLIDAYS,
9 .................Colorado Fest – Celebrating Colorado’s Food, Wine, Beer & Art in Almont,                YULETIDE EVENTS ON DECEMBER WEEKENDS, CRESTED BUTTE
         , (877) 448-1399                                         4 .................Learn to Skate Ski for Free, Crested Butte Nordic Center
13-Sept. 13...Land of Rainbow Quilt Festival Exhibit, Gunnison Arts Center                                         Night of Lights – Downtown Gunnison
14-16 ..........Gunnison River Festival, Gunnison                                                                  Holiday Open Houses, Downtown Gunnison Merchants
         , (970) 641-6065                                6 .................Crested Butte Nordic Center Citizens Race, 10K Skate
14-17 ..........Crested Butte Wild Mushroom Festival,, (800) 545-4505            6 .................Christmas Tree Lighting Parade & Ceremony, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
16-17 ..........24 Hours in the Sage Bike Race, Hartman Rocks Multi-Use Recreational Area       11 ...............Crested Butte Nordic Center Citizens Race, 15K Skiathlon
22-24 ..........Gunnison Car Show,, (800) 851-0482                      11 ...............Telemark Demo Day, Crested Butte Mtn Resort
23 ...............High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival, Gunnison, (800) 274-7580                  12 ...............Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Mtn Resort
28 ...............ArtWalk Evening, Crested Butte Galleries & Studios                            12 ...............Full Moon Ski & Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Nordic Center
29-31 ..........Gunsmoke-n-Gunnison, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center                      24 ...............Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade, Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
29-Sept. 1 ...Land of Rainbow Quilt Festival, Gunnison Arts Center                              31 ...............New Year’s Eve Celebration & Profurious Park & Pipe Series,
30 ...............The People’s Fair (Arts, Crafts & More), Crested Butte                                           Crested Butte Mtn. Resort

         At printing time, many fall and winter event dates had not been set. Dates and information are subject to change. Please visit for up-to-date
                             information or call (800) 851-0482 and speak to the Gunnison, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte Visitor Centers.
                                                            REFERENCE INFORMATION FOR MULTIPLE EVENTS:
            CRESTED BUTTE NORDIC CENTER                                   GUNNISON ARTS CENTER                                     CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN THEATRE
  , (970) 349-1707              , (970) 641-4029          , (970) 349-0366

  , (800) 810-7669                  , (970) 349-7487             , (970) 943-2071

Accommodations GUIDE

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Non-Smoking Available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Handicap Accessible

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Laundry on Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nightly Rate Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Packages Available
                                                                                                              Breakfast Included

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Handicap Access

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                                                                          Number of Units
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Almont Resort                           CA 20 24                                            X                                                                                X            X                 X                     2                                      X                 X                                       X                    X                    X                      X                    X                                                                       $95 & Up

Lost Canyon Resort                      CA 20 17                                                   X                                                                         X            X                                                                              X                X                   X                                                              X                      X                                                      X                                     $81-$158

Three Rivers Resort                     CA 20 46                                            X      X                                                                         X            X                 X                     X                X        X            X                 X                  X                    X                    X                    X                      X                    X                                 X                                     $65-$315

Attitude Adjustment – Altitude Ranch™     C              24                 1                      X                               X                        X                X                                                                     X        X                             X                   X                    X                    X                    X                                                                             X                         X          $300-$500

Chiming Bells, LLC                        C              24                 1                      X                               X                                                                                                                                                      X                   X                                         X                                                                                                  X                         X          $200-$400

CB Int’l Lodge & Hostel                 HS 24 22                                                   X                               X                                         X                              X                     1                         X                             X                   X                    X                    X                    X                                                                             X                         X           $25-$250

CB Property Management                    C              24 71                                     X                               X                                                      X                                       X                X        X                             X                   X                                         X                                           X                                                                                X          $98-$1750

Cristiana Guesthaus                         I            25 21                                     X            X                                                            X                                                                     X        X                                                                                                                X                      X                                X                     X                         X           $70-$100

Elizabeth Anne Bed & Breakfast            B              25                 5                                   X                  X                                         X                                                                     X        X            X                                    X                                         X                    X                      X                                                      X                         X          $110-$200

Elk Mountain Lodge                          I            25 19                              X                   X                  X                                                                        X                     1                X        X                                                                      X                    X                    X                                                                             X                         X          $115-$165

Old Town Inn                             H 25 33                                                                X                  X                                                                        X                     X                X        X                                                 X                                         X                    X                      X                                                      X                         X           $78-$109

Peak Property Management & Sales          C              25 52                                     X                               X                                         X                                                                              X                                                 X                    X                                         X                      X           X                                                                    X          $175-$1200

Pioneer Guest Cabins                    CA 25                               8                      X                                                                         X            X                                                                 X                             X                   X                                         X                    X                      X                                                                                           $105-$205

PR Property Management, Inc.              C              26 30                                     X                               X                                         X                                                                     X                                      X                   X                                         X                                                                                                  X                         X          $150-$1500

Purple Mountain Lodge Bed & Breakfast     B              26                 5                                   X                  X                                         X                                                                     X        X                                                                                           X                    X                      X                                                      X                         X           $87-$199

The Ruby of Crested Butte                 B              26                 5                                   X                  X                                         X                                                                     X        X            X                                                         X                    X                    X                      X                                                      X                         X          $129-$169

CB Lodging & Property Management          C              36 170                                                                    X                                         X                              X                     1                X        X                             X                   X                    X                    X                    X                      X           X                    X                     X                         X          $119-$1254

CBMR Properties, Inc.                     C              36 145                                    X                               X           X                             X                              X                                      X        X            X                X                   X                    X                    X                    X                                  X        X           X                     X                         X          $94-$1010

Crested Butte Retreat                       I            36                 9                      X            X                  X                        X                X                                                                     X        X                                                 X                    X                    X                    X                                                       X                     X                         X          $155-$400

Crested Butte Trail House                 C              36                 1                      X            X                                                            X                                                                     X        X                             X                   X                                         X                    X                      X                                                      X                         X          $159-$900

Elevation Hotel                          H 36 238 X                                                             X                  X           X            X                                               X                     3                X        X            X                                    X                    X                    X                    X                                  X        X           X                     X                         X           $89-$279

Grand Lodge Crested Butte                H 37 245 X                                                                                X           X            X                X                              X                     3                X        X                             X                   X                    X                    X                    X                      X           X                    X                     X                         X          $99-$1149

Lodge at Mountaineer Square              H 36 50                                            X                                      X           X            X                X                              X                   12                 X        X                             X                   X                    X                    X                    X                      X           X        X                   X             X                         X           $89-$249

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ski/Snowboard/Bike Storage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Non-Smoking Available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Handicap Accessible

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Laundry on Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nightly Rate Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Packages Available
                                                                                                           Breakfast Included

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                                                                       Number of Units
                                     Property Type*

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                                                      Page Reference

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Nordic Inn                               I            37 27                                                  X                  X                                         X                                                                     X        X                              X                                       X                    X                    X                                                                             X                         X           $74-$215

San Moritz Condominiums                C              37 230                                                                    X                                         X                              X                     1                X        X                              X                  X                    X                    X                    X                      X           X                    X                     X                         X           $80-$615

West Wall Lodge                        C              37 44                              X      X                               X           X            X                X                              X                   44                 X        X            X                 X                  X                    X                    X                    X                                  X                                          X                         X          $139-$2116

ABC Motel                            M 44 26                                                                 X                  X                                                                        X                     1                X        X                                                                                           X                    X                      X                                                                                X           $62-$79

Day's Inn                             H 44 44                                                                X                  X                                                                        X                     1                X        X                                                 X                                         X                    X                      X                                X                                               X           $55-$89

Gunnison Inn                         M 44 24                                                                 X                  X                                                                                                                        X            X                 X                  X                    X                    X                    X                      X                                                                                X           $55-$85

Gunnison Lodging Co.                   C              44 10                                     X                               X                                         X                                                                                                             X                  X                                         X                    X                      X                                                      X                         X          $125-$400

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites    H 44 44                                                                X                  X           X            X                                               X                     X                X        X                                                 X                    X                    X                    X                                  X                                          X                         X          $135-$159

Island Acres Resort                  M 44 22                                                    X                               X                                                                                                                                                       X                                                            X                                           X                                                                                X           $48-$68

Long Holiday Motel                   M 45 22                                                                                    X                                                                                                                                                                                                                    X                    X                      X                                                                                X           $45-$70

Quality Inn                           H 45 52                                                                X                  X                        X                                               X                     X                X        X                                                 X                    X                    X                    X                                  X                                          X                         X           $95-$125

Rockey River Resort                  RV 45 15                                                   X                                                                                      X                                                                 X                              X                                       X                    X                    X                      X                                                                                            $49-$175

Rodeway Inn                          M 45 38                                                    X            X                  X                        X                                               X                     2                X        X                                                 X                    X                    X                    X                      X                                                      X                         X           $65-$89

Super 8 Motel                        M 45 52                                                                 X                  X                                                                        X                     X                         X                                                                                           X                    X                                                                             X                         X           $85-$115

Teller Street Cottages               CA 45                               5                      X                               X                                                                                                               X        X            X                 X                  X                                         X                    X                      X                                                                                X           $55-$200

Water Wheel Inn                          I            46 52                                     X            X                  X                        X                X                              X                     1                X        X                              X                  X                    X                    X                    X                      X                                                      X                         X           $69-$110

Western Motel, L.L.P.                M 46 25                                                                 X                  X                                                                                                               X        X                              X                                                            X                    X                      X           X                                                                    X           $65-$75

Western State College                                 46

Wildwood Resort Cabin Rentals        M 46 20                                                    X                               X                                         X                                                                     X        X                              X                  X                                         X                    X                      X                                                                                X           $62-$250

Gunnison Lakeside Resort Inc.        CG 51                               8                      X                                                                                      X                                                                 X                              X                                                            X                                           X                                        X                                       X           $26-$30

The Mother Lode                      RV 51                               5                                                                                                                               X                                                                                                                                           X                    X                      X                                        X             X                         X             $25

Tomichi Creek Trading Post           RV 51 16                                                   X                                                                                                        X                                                                              X                                                                                                                                                                                                     $42-$125

Waunita Hot Springs Ranch            R/B 51 23                                                               X                                                                         X                                                        X        X            X                                    X                    X                    X                    X                                  X                                                                    X           $WEEKLY

 Rafting, fishing, rock climbing and camping paradise is right here, along with the magnificent
 scenery and wildlife (like bighorn sheep) of the canyon and the beautiful Taylor River.

                                          Courtesy of Three Rivers Resort

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                                Alex Fenlon
                                                                                     Town of Almont &
                                                                                    Surrounding area
                                                                                                             2  LOST CANYON RESORT
                                                                                                           njoy quiet starry night skies at a
                                                                                                           eautiful rustic riverfront resort. No
                                1     ALMONT RESORT                                                        hones or TVs. Cabins have fully
                                   lmont Resort offers 20 cabins situated                                  quipped kitchens and private
                                  n the headwaters of the Gunnison                                         athrooms. Extensive fishing rights on the
                                   ver. A historic lodge featuring                                          unnison River. 8 miles north of
                                  staurant, lounge, and cabins all recently    Gunnison, near Almont. ets OK. Small playground. Moderate
                                  modeled and suitable for both families       rates. Sorry no RVs. Why stay at a motel?
                                   d executive retreats. Activities include:   8264 Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230
horseback trail rides, fly fishing, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, rock    (970)641-0181,
climbing, hiking, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, cross country skiing,  
alpine skiing, and ice fishing.
10209 Highway 135, Almont, CO 81210                                                                          3      THREE RIVERS RESORT
(970)641-4009                                                                                                  ocated between Gunnison and Crested                                                                                           utte. “The Gateway to Taylor                                                                                            anyon.” Riverfront cabins, vacation
                                                                                                               omes and lodge rooms. Surrounded by
HARMEL'S RANCH RESORT                                                                                           e Gunnison National Forest. On-site
County Road 742, Almont, CO 81210                                                                                 shop and Orvis guide service,
(970)641-1740                                                                  groceries, souvenirs and patio restaurant. Activities concierge desk                                                               features rafting, kayaking, jeep rentals and more.
                                                                               130 County Rd. 742, Almont, CO 81210
                                                                               (970)641-1303, (888)761-3474
20 800-851-0482

                                                                                                             4 COLORADO ATV RENTALS
                                                                                                           ccess Colorado's best backcountry on
                                                                                                            ATV. Ride from Taylor Park and Lake
                                                                                                          ity locations or pickup ATVs and
10209 Highway 135, Almont, CO 81210
                                                                                                         ailers in Almont or Gunnison. One
                                                                                                          at, two seat and utility vehicles
                                                                                                           ailable. Jen and Darrell Stevens
                              3 THREE RIVERS
                                                                              O Box 253, Almont CO 81210
                              ESORT SMOKEHOUSE
                                                                            (970) 641-3525, 877-641-3525
                             he Smokehouse serves 3 meals daily
                             om Memorial Day to Labor Day. Enjoy
                             bs, brisket, catfish and other homemade                                         5 FANTASY RANCH
                               ecialties. Fun, casual patio with beer
                                                                                                            ORSEBACK ADVENTURES
                               d wine bar, entertainment and daily
                                                                                                         Offering horseback adventures from our
happy hour. Catering offered for on and off-site events.
                                                                                                           ables in Almont and Mt. Crested Butte,
130 County Rd. 742, Almont, CO 81210
                                                                                                            well as a variety of wilderness trail rides.
(970)641-1303, (888)761-3474
                                                                                                         Our feature ride is through the Maroon,
                                                                                                          ells Wilderness from Crested Butte to
                                                                            Aspen. In winter, we have a relaxing horseback ride through the snow.
                          SHOPPING                                           .O.
                                                                            P Box 236, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                               3      THREE RIVERS
                                  ENERAL STORE
                                 omplete fly and tackle shop featuring                                       6 SCENIC RIVER TOURS INC.
                               Orvis products, licenses and information.
                                                                                                         Whitewater and scenic rafting trips for all
                               Willowfly Anglers offers daily guided
                                                                                                           es just 7 miles up Taylor Canyon from
                                  hing trips. Convenience groceries, gas,
                                                                                                           lmont. Join us at the boathouse for
                                 addle shop, and gift shop offer
                                                                                                          fting trips, rock climbing, and fishing.
everything you ll need without going to town. Visit the activity desk for
                                                                                                           reat family fun! Kayaking and Duckie
rafting, kayaking, Jeep rentals, horseback rides, rock climbing and more!
                                                                                                          ps too! Open every day all summer long
130 County Rd. 742, Almont, CO 81210
                                                                            through Labor Day. Miles of smiles! Office also in downtown Gunnison.
(970)641-1303, (888)761-3474
                                                                            7042 County Rd. 742, Almont, CO 81210,
                                                                                                             3THREE RIVERS OUTFITTING
                                                                                                        We offer guided raft, fish, and kayak
#2 Illinois Creek, Almont CO 81210, (970) 641-4708
                                                                                                          ps. Take a scenic float down the
                                                                                                          unnison River or enjoy the thrill of the
                              1 ALMONT ANGLERS
                                                                                                          ylor River in a raft. Our paddle shop
                             he valley’s favorite stop for flies, tackle,
                                                                                                          fers duckie trips and kayak lessons.
                              enses and information. We offer trips
                                                                                                        Willowfly Anglers is our Orvis Endorsed
                             om several hours to several days, from
                                                                            Guide Service based out of our complete fly shop.
                               000 to 11,000 feet. Let a
                                                                            Located at Three Rivers Resort, Almont, CO 81210
                              ofessional guide bring you fishing into
                                                                            (970)641-1303, (888) 761-3474
                              e pristine wilderness by horseback,
walk wade countless streams and rivers or float fish a classic Western
river. Located at the Almont Resort. Almont, CO 81210

                          CRESTED BUTTE
The town of Crested Butte is 128 years old and shows its age (in a good way). As
Colorado’s eighth largest National Historic District, the evidence of its roots are inescapable. Visit the Mountain
Heritage Museum (and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame) to get the details.
   The dining options are incredible for a town of this size, with great choices from casual to gourmet. Shopping
is a unique experience, with something to please every taste.
   Crested Butte, the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, has a vibrant charm and energy that comes from the people
who live here (and those who visit, too). Check out the happening music and nightlife scene while you’re in town.
   In 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) named Crested Butte one of its “Dozen Distinctive
Destinations.” “Crested Butte is a delightful hidden gem that offers a rare mix of beauty, history and adventure.”
says Richard Moe, President of the NTHP “Filled with endless recreational opportunities no matter the time of year,
this authentic mountain town is arguably one of the most charming vacation destinations in the Rockies.”

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                                                                                                        8  CHIMING BELLS LLC
                         LODGING                                                                     his duplex is located just two blocks from
                                                                                                     owntown shops, restaurants and grocery
110 THIRD STREET                                                                                      ore. Built in 1999, it has 3 bedrooms
110 Third St., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                                 d full bathroom on the first floor. The
(970) 728-9199                                                                                        cond floor is the living area with a full                                                                                  athroom. It also has a loft. Sleeps 9
                                                                        people. he free town shuttle stops 100 yards from your door.
213 THIRD STREET — THE LAST RESORT                                      410 Whiterock Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
213 Third St., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                  (970)349-1965
                                                                                                        9    CRESTED BUTTE INT’L
ALPINE GETAWAYS                                                                                          ODGE & HOSTEL
510 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                                    iscover our beautiful Lodge and Hostel
(800)260-1935                                                                                           omplete with private rooms, family rooms,                                                                                  unk rooms and 2 great apartments! Fully                                                                                  quipped kitchen facilities, great room with
                                                                                                         eplace, public laundry, high speed and
                             7    ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT –                 w reless internet access. In town, walk to everything, only 100’ from the
                             LTITUDE RANCH ™                            free shuttle to the mountain. Perfect for Groups and Reunions!
                            njoy the upscale environment of             615 Teocalli Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                             ltitude Ranch™. 21/2 minutes from          (970)349-0588
                             wn, 51/2 minutes from slopes. 10           (888)389-0588
                             ivate acres overlooking Paradise Divide.
                             ew, 3-bedroom 21/2 -bath has 50” 
  i Def home heater, 2 gas fireplaces, luxury furnishings. 2-car
heated Garage. Altitude Ranch™-the ultimate Attitude Adjustment.                                         0  CRESTED BUTTE
Attitude Ranch™ $300-$500 per night depending on season.                                                ROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Contact Frank Marino                                                                                  Our mission is to provide a variety of
(800)999-6427                                                                                           tractive, fully-equipped                                                                                         commodations to make your stay in
                                                                                                        rested Butte as comfortable and
CEMENT CREEK RANCH                                                                                       joyable as possible. Offering over 50
4670 County Rd. 740, Crested Butte, CO 81224                            rental properties from luxurious mountain homes to slopeside
(970)349-6512                                                           condominiums, we’re dedicated to serving all of your vacation needs!                                                107 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                               (800)945-0184

                                                                        CRESTED BUTTE SKI CONDO

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                                                                          KING DAVIS HOUSE
                               1  CRISTIANA GUESTHAUS
                                                                          435 6th Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                               cozy bed and breakfast inn with the
                              aracter and charm of a European ski
                              dge. Located in town, 50 yards from
                              e free ski shuttle and an easy walk to
                              ops and restaurants. All rooms with                                         4  OLD TOWN INN
                              ivate baths. Hearty homemade
                                                                                                         he Old Town Inn offers the amenities of
continental breakfast. Outdoor hot tub with mountain views.
                                                                                                         hotel, but feels like a bed and breakfast
621 Maroon Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                         n, where guests are welcomed like
                                                                                                         ends. Start the day with a hearty
                                                                                                        ontinental breakfast and end it with
                                                                                                        omemade treats or a soak in the hot
                                                                          tub. Complimentary WI I internet, guest laundry, cable/HBO,
                               2    ELIZABETH ANNE
                                                                          vocemail, business services and a great downtown location.
                              ED & BREAKFAST
                                                                          708 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                 luxury bed and breakfast home
                               cated in downtown Crested Butte.
                            We offer 5 spacious bedrooms with the
                              ost comfortable beds in town, each
                               ith its own full, private bathroom.                                        5   PEAK PROPERTY
Enjoy our vast assortment of famous, gourmet breakfasts served
                                                                                                        MANAGEMENT & SALES
family-style each day.
                                                                                                        We offer the best in vacation home
703 Maroon Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                          ntals. Our homes range from 1
                                                                                                         edroom to 7 bedrooms. We carefully
                                                                                                          oose the homes we manage with your
                                                                                                         omfort in mind. All homes are
                                                                          equipped with full kitchens, laundry facilities, comfortable beds, cable
                               3    ELK MOUNTAIN LODGE
                                                                          TV, VCR, and DVD.
                                xperience the Old World elegance and
                                                                          318 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                               omfort of this historic inn. Beautifully
                                stored miner’s hotel located in quiet
                                sidential neighborhood, yet only one
                                 ock from downtown Crested Butte.
                                 uest rooms offer private baths, 3rd-                                     6 PIONEER GUEST CABINS
floor balconies, spectacular views, king rooms, home-cooked full
                                                                                                      ocated inside the National Forest and
breakfast, lobby bar, and hot tub.
                                                                                                       ong the banks of Cement Creek, the
129 Gothic Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                       oneer Guest Cabins feel a world away
                                                                                                      ut are only 8 miles from Crested Butte.
                                                                                                      esort features 8 secluded cabins with
                                                                                                       lly equipped kitchens, fireplaces and
                                                                          more. iking, biking, snowshoeing and xc ski trails right from your cabin
                                                                          door! Open year round. View cabins inside and out on website.
Washington Gulch Rd.,Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                          2094 Cement Creek Rd., Crested Butte, CO 81224

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                               7 PR PROPERTY                               Please call ahead, many of the restaurants have seasonal hours.
                            MANAGEMENT, INC.
                             eluxe vacation homes in Crested Butte,                                     0    ARRANGEMENTS
                            Mt. Crested Butte, and The Club at                                          ATERING & COOKING CLASSES
                             rested Butte. Ski-in, ski-out, golf and                                    electable. Flavorful. Delicious. From
                             eat amenities.                                                             vitations to serving the last satisfying
                             50 Country Club Dr., Suite 110A                                            orsel, let Arrangements Catering and
Crested Butte, CO 8122                                                                                 vents create your next festive event.
(970)349-6281                                                                                           rrangements caters events that are
(800)285-0459                                                            memorable and incomparable. Private parties are a specialty with                                                 creative themes blended into food of the finest and freshest                                                       ingredients available. Our presentations fulfill your vision and exceed
                                                                         your expectations. Let us make all your arrangements!
                             8 PURPLE MOUNTAIN LODGE                     306 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                            ED & BREAKFAST                               (970)349-0956
                            he perfect destination to help you 
                             joy all that Crested Butte has to offer.
                            ocated downtown within walking               BACCHANALE
                             stance to all of the restaurants, bars      209 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                             d shopping in town. We offer five           (970)349-5257
cozy bedrooms wi h private bathrooms, mountain views, an in-house
Day Spa, full home-cooked breakfast and an outdoor hot tub.    
714 Gothic Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-5888                                                           BOTTOM'S UP /                                             CRESTED BUTTE BREWERY & GRILL                                              226 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                         (970) 349-7496
                                9 THE RUBY OF                  
                              RESTED BUTTE
                              he Ruby of Crested Butte is a new and      BRICK OVEN
                              osh in-town B & B. Comfy, queen-sized      229 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                              eds with chic linens, private baths, TVs   (970)349-5044
                               ith DVD players, cozy robes, indoor hot
                               b, the renowned Ruby cinnamon rolls,                                   1 CAMP 4 COFFEE
espresso drinks, and gourmet breakfasts will have you contemplating an                              The Best Coffee in Colorado?” The
extended vacation. Dogs stay FREE!                                                                   enver Post thinks so, perhaps you
624 Gothic Ave., P Box 3801, Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                 ill too. Try some at one of four
(800)390-1338                                                                                        cations in the Crested Butte Area. If                                                                      ou like, we ship for free at                                                              
                                                                           02 1/2 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224

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CREATIVE CATERING                                                        LAST STEEP
301 Belleview Ave., #5, Crested Butte, CO 81224                          208 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970)209-3928                                                            (970)349-7007                                             LE BOSQUET/ WHY COOK?
                                                                         525 Red Lady Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                            2 DONITA'S CANTINA                           (970)349-5808
                            mous since 1980. A down-to-earth   
                            tery specializing in flavorful Mexican
                            od with ample portions and friendly                                         4   LIL’S SUSHI BAR & GRILL
                            rvice. Legendary salsa, burritos, fajitas,                                 njoy our casual friendly environment,
                            chiladas and margaritas galore. Check                                      here locals come to indulge in the
                           ut our new menu online.                                                     eshest sushi in town, hand-picked and
330 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                                 own in daily from Hawaii. For those
(970)349-6674                                                                                          ho prefer “meat and potatoes” we are                                                                                eased to offer a wide range of beef                                                   and seafood entrees as well. Kids menu available, and Happy Hour
                                                                         nightly. Reservations recommended.
GAS CAFE                                                                 321 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
602 Butte Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                  (970)349-5457
HARRY’S FINE DINING                                                      303 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
435 6th Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                    (970) 349-0480
                                                                         MARCHITELLI'S GOURMET NOODLE
                            3 IZZY’S                                     411 3rd St., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                          njoy breakfast and lunch on our creek-         (970)349-7401
                           de deck or take a sandwich for the  
                            ad. Breakfast and lunch are served all
                           ay. Specialties include French toast on       McGILL’S AT CRESTED BUTTE
                            allah, Latke Ruebens, BLT’s, bagels          228 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                            d more. Voted “Best of the Butte”            (970)349-5240
since 2004. All baked goods are home-made every day! Located
behind the Brick Oven. Open Wed-Mon. 7am-2pm.                                                           5    PARADISE CAFE
218 Maroon Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                                  Crested Butte tradition for more than
(970)349-5630                                                                                           3 years with a casual atmosphere and                                                                                         cellent food. Specializing in your
                                                                                                         vorite breakfast burritos, skillets,
                                                                                                        ancakes, French toast, huevos rancheros,
                                                                                                        esh fruit and traditional breakfast. Plus
                                                                         cheese steaks, salads, soups, deli sandwiches, burgers and full
                                                                         vegetarian fare for lunch. Located inside The Company Store in
                                                                         beautiful Midtown Crested Butte.
                                                                         303 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                           8    TIMBERLINE RESTAURANT
                             DINING           (CONT.)
                                                                                                           njoy one of the locals’ favorite places
                                                                                                            r a pleasing night out! Set in a casual
                                6 SLOGAR BAR &                                                             egant environment on Historic Elk Ave,
                               ESTAURANT                                                                      exceptional variety of culinary treats
                                illet-fried chicken and grilled steak                                     wait you in appetizers, salads, entrées
                                nners served family style in the historic                                   d tempting desserts. Combine this with
                                ogar Building. Complete dinners,            a diverse wine list and you will have the perfect option for a
                               odest prices, and great service. Serving     delectable dining experience!
                               aily from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy our full bar        201 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
and wine list. Reservations are recommended.                                (970)349-9831
517 2nd St., Crested Butte, CO 81224                              
                                                                            WOODEN NICKEL
                                7   SOUPCON RESTAURANT                      222 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                               oupcon is a romantic petite bistro           (970)349-6350
                               cated just off Elk Avenue on Second
                                reet. We feature traditional French
                               chnique using local ingredients married
                               ith the finest cuisine from around the
                               orld. Place a reservation Monday             ACME LIQUOR STORE
through Saturday for an unforgettable experience in one of the most         510 Belleview, Crested Butte, CO 81224
picturesque settings in the country.                                        (970) 349-5709
127A Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-5448                                                              AIR UP THERE                                                  303 Elk Ave, The Company Store
                                                                            Crested Butte, CO 81224
TALK OF THE TOWN                                                            (970)349-6841
230 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                             
                                                                                                           9  ALPINEER
TEOCALLI TAMALE                                                                                          nce 1969, the Alpineer has provided
311 1/2 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                                sidents and visitors to Crested Butte
(970)349-2005                                                                                            ith the finest in outdoor gear. If you are                                                                                  aded into the backcountry to ski, bike
                                                                                                           hike, the Alpineer can fill all your
THE SECRET STASH                                                                                        quipment and clothing needs. Now you
21 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                        can shop our store from anywhere in the world at
(970)349-6245                                                               419 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                    (970)349-5210

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                                0 ARTISAN RUG GALLERY                 FOUR EIGHTEEN
                            Outfitting homes in Crested Butte since   418 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                               990, 2005 brought the latest           (970)349-1415
                               carnation of our tiny shop. We now
                               ing you large rugs, artwork for the
                              oor, kilims, soumaks, Orientals,        HANDWORKS
                              ersians...a substantial inventory for   302 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
every taste that must be seen. Color your world with our fantastic,   (970)349-6731
finest quality, handmade rugs.                              
318 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970)349-0116                                                         INTERIORS WITH OOHS & AAHS                                                 326 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                             (970) 349-0303
429 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                                  2  LUCILLE LUCAS
(970)349-7571                                                                                       OLD PRINT CENTER                                                                                on’t leave without taking a piece of
                                                                                                      rested Butte home with you! The
BIG AL’S BICYCLE HEAVEN                                                                              ucille Lucas Gallery houses one of the
329 Bellview Ave., Ste. A,                                                                            lley's largest art collections, including
Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                                               cal artists and photographers, oil
(970)349-0515                                                         paintings, ski and bike posters, sculpture and thousands of art prints                                                 including the Lucas collection of Salvador Dali lithographs. Browsers
CASA BELLA                                                            318 Elk Ave., #14, Crested Butte, CO 81224
326 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                 (970)349-1903
                                                                      MISTY MOUNTAIN TOO
                              1  COOKWORKS INC.                       717 6th St., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                             ookworks is a specialty kitchen store    (970)349-5249
                             aturing fine cooking and kitchen
                              oducts with a wide selection of top,    MOMMY & ME TRADING COMPANY
                              and name kitchen and cooking            311 5th Str., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                              oducts. In addition, we provide         (970)349-5855
                             ersonalized Wedding Registries and
unique Colorado gifts. Stop by our shop on Elk Avenue, or visit our
website at                                         MOUNTAIN TOPS OF CRESTED BUTTE
321 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                .O.
                                                                      304 Elk Ave., P Box 2029, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-7398                                                        (970)349-5413                                         
                                                                      NOMADIC SPIRIT LTD
DRAGONFLY ANGLERS                                                     308 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
307 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224                               (970)349-0133
(970) 349-1228

                                                                             THE SLOPE
                           SHOPPING                (CONT.)                   202 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
PEMA DAWA                                                          
303 Elk Ave., The Company Store, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970)349-7563,                                         SPIN A CHRISTMAS TALE Inside The Company Store
                                                                             303 Elk Ave. #6, Crested Butte, CO 81224
POOH’S CORNER                                                                (970)349-1914
302 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                              
                                                                                                            5 TROUTFITTER SPORTS CO.
                                 3  PRINCESS WESTERN                                                        tablished in 1993, Troutfitter
                                ESIGN COMPANY                                                               ecializes in Flyfishing sales and guide
                                you are looking for one-of-a-kind                                           rvice. We have a unique blend of
                               easures please stop by and see us!                                          utdoor clothing and equipment. Check
                              Quality furnishings, collectibles, soft                                      ut our footwear, sunglasses, jackets,
                               oods and unique gifts make our                                              othing, accessories, books, maps, and
                                opping an enjoyable experience! For          more. We are the source for friendly, local information.
that special item with individual character, be sure to let us help you      315 6th St., Crested Butte, CO 81224
out! We’re located right next door to the Princess Wine Bar!                 (970)349-1323
218 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224                                      (866)349-1323

RED MOUNTAIN LOG WORKS                                                       WINE HOUSE
21293 Hwy 135, Crested Butte, CO 81224                                       301 6th St., Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970)349-7340                                                                (970)349-1689                                                            ZACCHARIAH ZYPP & CO
                                                                             317 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                 4    RIJKS FAMILY GALLERY                   (970)349-5913
                                jks Family Gallery carries watercolors,
                                ls, ceramics, photography, woodwork
                                 d weaving, from affordable gifts to                        ACTIVITY/OUTFITTERS
                               ollection-worthy originals. The Rijks
                                oke the creativity and nurture the           "A" LIST NANNY
                                 reers of their artists. They also delight    .O.
                                                                             P Box 416, Crested Butte, CO 81224
in helping customers browse, ponder and find just the right art or           (970)349-6772
framing style for decorating or collecting.                        
310 2nd Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970)349-5289                                                                ADVENTURES AT WILDERNESS WAYS                                                                       .O.
                                                                             42 Stream View Ln., P Box 2776,                                                         Crested Butte, CO 81224
SHADES OF CRESTED BUTTE                                            
306 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224                              

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                                LL TERRAIN                                                                   OLORADO
                                DVENTURES INC.                                                               ACKCOUNTRY
                               xperience the adventure of a lifetime                                       Welcome to Colorado Backcountry,
                               ound Crested Butte, CO. Travel on                                              fering you experiences in nature and
                               erformance all-terrain vehicles to areas you                                 dventures in motion, offering hiking and
                                ve never seen before. Travel to mountain                                     king tours. As a guide service
                               eaks, snow-covered valleys, breathtaking                                      edicated to delivering one of a kind
waterfalls…a great family getaway. No experience necessary.                   adventures, you will always receive the kind of personal attention you
Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                       expect. Call us and we’ll show you the best of the Colorado
(713) 208-7214                                                                Backcountry.                                                 PO Box 2172, Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                  (970) 349-0800
AMETHYST MASSAGE & SPA                                              
129 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                                                      6  CRESTED BUTTE
(970) 947-6995                                                                                             ENTER FOR THE ARTS
                                                                                                           ve music. Theater. Movies. Art shows.
BLACK TIE SKI RENTALS                                                                                      nd more! The Center for the Arts is
100% Ski/Snowboard Deliveries                                                                              here Crested Butte comes together to
(970)349-0722                                                                                             njoy the arts. A favorite venue for                                                                                    tists from Los Lobos to Robert Earl                                                          Keen. On the bus route at 606 6th Street. Visit our web site for
                                                                              complete schedule and to purchase tickets.
CB HAND & FOOT CARE                                                                         .O.
                                                                              606 6th St., P Box 1819, Crested Butte, CO 81224
303 Elk Avenue                                                                (970)349-7487
Crested Butte, CO 81224                                             
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CB SNOWMOBILES                                                                                               KE HALL OF FAME
P Box 2178                                                                                                  he Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and
Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                                                    Museum was founded in 1988 to
(970)209-0109                                                                                                ronicle the history of mountain biking.
                                                                                                             nce the sport’s creation over 30 years
CLEAR RIVERS SKIN CARE & WAXING                                                                             go, mountain biking has grown
510 Elk Ave #3                                                                immensely, and the all of ame has worked to document the
Crested Butte, CO 81224                                                       individuals and events that have significantly contributed to
(970)349-2138                                                                 mountain biking history. Located in the Crested Butte Mountain                                                     Heritage Museum.
                                                                              331 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
THE CLUB AT CRESTED BUTTE                                                     (970)349-6817
385 Country Club Dr                                                 
 Crested Butte, CO 81224                                            

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                                                                                                          ORDIC COUNCIL
                                                                                                         rested Butte Nordic Center offers fun
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                                                                                                          d easy winter activities for the whole
                             MOUNTAIN GUIDES
                                                                                                         mily. Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery
                                nytime of year, Crested Butte
                                                                                                         om expertly groomed ski and snowshoe
                             Mountain Guides has the staff and
                                                                                                         ails, ice skate under the sun or stars, or
                                perience to make your adventure one
                                                                           swoop down our sledding hill. Guided trips and ski/snowshoe rentals
                                 remember. Contact us now to start
                                                                           available. The Nordic Center is on the free bus route.
                               anning your next trip! Join us for a rock
                                                                           620 2nd Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
climbing, mountain biking, hiking, mountaineering, sea kayaking,
backpacking, fishing, backcountry skiing, ice climbing, snowshoeing or
multi-sport adventure.
218 Maroon Ave., P Box 1061
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Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                       CHOOL OF DANCE
                                                                                                        tablished in 1983, Crested Butte
                                                                                                       chool of Dance makes its home in the
                                                                                                       ump Room Studio, the largest dance
                                                                                                        ace in the county, and offers ballet,
                               7   CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN
                                                                                                       ointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, belly dance
                                ERITAGE MUSEUM
                                                                           and creative movement. Our dedication to providing excellence in
                               he museum is home to a number of
                                                                           dance education and performance experience is our happy trademark.
                                hibits with something to interest
                                                                           3rd and Maroon, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                               most anyone. When you step into the
                               ont doors of the building, you step
                               to the past. Our exhibits include a
model railroad, a life sized mining diorama, local geology, the
                                                                                                          RESTED BUTTE SPIRIT,
history of skiing and the ski area, a children's exhibit, and the
                                                                                                         MIND & BODY
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.
                                                                                                          rested Butte emerges as an enticing
331 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                          estination where spirit, mind and body
                                                                                                           n all meet for vacation. Now, with the
                                                                                                           wn’s many healing, nurturing and
                                                                                                          newing alternatives, inward adventures
                                 9 CRESTED BUTTE
                                                                           can be added to explorations of the great outdoors. Here the power
                                                                           of nature and the community of diverse practitioners invite you to
                              MOUNTAIN THEATER
                                                                           discover new clarity, well-being and empowerment.
                                rested Butte Mountain Theatre is the
                                                                           P Box 3225, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                ngest continuously running community
                                eatre in Colorado, producing nearly
                                00 plays over the last three decades.
                              Our mission is to foster the growth of
                                                                           CUT ABOVE SALON & SPA
thea re as an art form through high quality contemporary, classical and
                                                                           501 Elk Ave., #4, Crested Butte, CO 81224
original productions as well as arts education.
(In the Old Town Hall) 403 2nd Street,
Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                           DOLLY’S MOUNTAIN SHUTTLE
                                                                           P Box 1841, Crested Butte, CO 81224

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                                                                                                          43  OH-BE-DOGFUL
10 Zeligman St, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                         ET RANCH, INC.
(970) 275-4015
                                                                                                          ing your dog to Oh Be Dogful Pet
                                                                                                         anch where they will play all day while
                                                                                                         ou’re away. We offer daycare,
717 Sixth St.,#A, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                         oarding, adventure trips, grooming, and
                                                                                                          vironmentally responsible products and
                                                                            food. Let your pooch take a vacation too and come home to a dog
                               42 LAZY F BAR RANCH
                                                                            that is as pooped as you.
                              azy F Bar Ranch & Outfitters is a family
                                                                            336B Buckley Dr., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                              wned and operated business established
                               1953. Our activities include guided
                               d unguided fall hunting trips for
                                                                            PARADISE PLACE (ages 3-10 summer only)
                              chery, muzzle and rifle. Winter
                                                                            404 Maroon Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                              eighride dinners. Catering and venue for
weddings and all occasions at our scenic Crested Butte Ranch.
2991 County Rd. 738, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                            44 ROUND MOUNTAIN
                                                                                                            NSTITUTE, INC.
                                                                                                            ound Mountain Institute is a 501(c)3
                                                                                                            on-profit organization specializing in
                                                                                                             nds-on experiential education through
                                                                                                             gh-altitude ecological gardening,
507 Red Lady Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                                                             newable energy and sustainable
                                                                            building workshops and tours. Round Mountain Institute is an
                                                                            inspiration for people of all ages. Come and see what we’re about
                                                                            and take it home with you to make the Earth a healthier place.
                                                                            17280 Hwy 135, Almont, CO 81210
P Box 1457, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                              MOVING FREE® - FITNESS
                                                                            SKYHIGH OFFROAD
                              MADE EASY™ RETREATS
                                                                            Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                hange your life forever in 5 days.
                              Women’s Fitness expert Mirabai Holland
                              MFA has a Moving Free® program for
                                                                            STEPPING STONES CHILD CARE
                                econditioned women so pleasant, it
                                                                            705 Seventh St., Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                oesn’t feel like work. Ease into the best
shape of your life! Classes in breathtaking surroundings, Instructional
video and exercise gear to keep. Personalized small groups.
Rural Crested Butte, CO 81224
                                                                            STREAMING FISH LLC.
                                                                            P Box 3020, Crested Butte, CO 81224

                                                                            TIMBER SLEDS
                                                                            344 Buckley Drive, Unit 4, Crested Butte, CO 81224

                  MT. CRESTED BUTTE
There is an incredible amount of excitement in Mt. Crested Butte these days! The ski area
is now owned by a family with a tremendous reputation in the ski industry, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort
has just completed work on a new base village called Mountaineer Square. It includes premier lodging, shops,
nightlife, and a convention center designed to accommodate groups from 20 to 350, and extensive on-
mountain improvements also continue. The only thing that rivals the winter’s skiing and snowboarding is the
summer’s hiking and mountain biking. Summer chairlift service is available mid-June through Labor Day.


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       THE TOWN OF
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                                                                                                          RAIL HOUSE
                                                                                                          uxury lodging at private National Forest
                                                                                                           cation less than 3 miles from both
790 Gothic Rd., P Box 5277
                                                                                                           wn & mountain.This spectacular
Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225, (970)209-6376
                                                                                                            000-sq. ft. property includes antique,
                                                                                                          eams, custom tile & log details, huge
                                                                            windows, designer furnishings, Italian linens, premium mattresses & a
                              45    CB LODGING &
                                                                            long list of amenities.
                              ROPERTY MANAGEMENT
                                                                            14 Redstone Cove, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                                llow us to create a custom vacation
                                                                            (Off Washington Gulch Road)
                              ackage for you. We can handle
                                erything needed for your summer or
                               inter getaway including lodging, air,
                                port transfers, lift tickets, and                                          49     ELEVATION HOTEL
equipment rentals. Choose the perfect suite, condo, or townhome in
                                                                                                             elax and enjoy the new ski-in, ski-out
key locations including popular ski-in/ski-out properties. Visit our
                                                                                                             evation Hotel. This luxurious, full-
website to view photos or to book your vacation online.
                                                                                                              rvice hotel offers over-sized king
701 Gothic Rd., Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225, (866)380-5745
                                                                                                             edded rooms and large suites, bell &,
                                                                                                            oncierge services, the trendy
                                                                                                              tmosphere Bar & Restaurant, a lively
                              46    CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN
                                                                            slopeside deck with its own fire pit, over 11,000 square feet of
                               ESORT PROPERTIES, INC.
                                                                            meeting facilities, cozy robes, a swimming pool, hot tub, a brand
                               BMR Properties is the leading provider
                                                                            new state-of-the art, full service spa, and a fitness center. Located
                                year-round accommodations and
                                                                            slopeside, Mt. Crested Butte.
                               operty management services in Mt.
                                                                            500 Gothic Road, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                               rested Butte and is affiliated with the
                                gest reservation center in the valley.
Lodging includes deluxe ski in, ski-out hotel accommodations to
affordable condominiums and everything in between. The reservations                                         0      GRAND LODGE
center, Crested Butte Vacations, is staffed by local travel experts and
                                                                                                              RESTED BUTTE
can book your complete winter or summer vacation packages.
                                                                                                             he newly renovated Grand Lodge only
11 Snowmass Rd., Mt. Crested Butte, CO
                                                                                                              00 yards from the slopes, offers
(970)-349-2222, (800)544-8448
                                                                                                              ceptional amenities including a fitness,
                                                                                                               nter, the Wildflower Spa, an indoor/
                                                                                                             utdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub,
                              47     CRESTED BUTTE RETREAT
                                                                            business center and is located directly across from the Transit Center
                                uxury accommodation, endless mountain
                                                                            (free shuttle service to the Town of Crested Butte). The hotel
                                ews, 250 yards from the lifts. All 9
                                                                            features spacious rooms and suites with kitchenettes, 5000 square
                                 oms are exquisitely decorated. The four
                                                                            feet of meeting facilities and is located in the heart of the Mt.
                                aster suites have fireplaces, hot tubs, &
                                                                            Crested Butte base area village and Conference Center.
                                alconies. Recently remodeled, we have
                                                                            6 Emmons Loop, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                                  amenities required for small weddings,
corporate and group functions. Concierge, Spa treatments, private
chef services available. Breakfast included.
39 Whetstone Dr., Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225

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                               1    MOUNTAINEER SQUARE                                                    4  WEST WALL LODGE
                               he Lodge and Conference Center at                                         i in/ski out of unparalleled luxury.
                             Mountaineer Square is suited for                                         Offering 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom
                               usiness and pleasure. Mt. Crested                                       ondominium residences, all featuring a
                               utte’s newest lodging is surrounded by                                   eplace, balcony, fully equipped kitchen,
                               ate-of-the art Mountaineer Conference                                     a tub in the oversized master bathroom
                               enter. Choose from well-appointed                                         d underground parking. Winter or
                                ites, each with high-speed wireless     summer, our relaxed sophistication will bring you back year after year.
connectivity. Hair dryers, coffee makers, voice mail and iron/ironing   14 Hunter Hill Rd., Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
boards are standard in all rooms with 24 hour front-desk, fitness       (970)349-1280,,
center, spa, room-service, and secured underground parking.
Mountaineer Conference Center offers over 9,200 square feet of                                         DINING
unique event space in a beautiful and inspiring mountain setting.
500 Gothic Road, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225                            Please call ahead, many of the restaurants have seasonal hours.
(800)334-9236                                                                                            49    ATMOSPHERE BAR
                              NORDIC INN
                               2                                                                          ocated within the new ski-in, ski-out
                        he only Inn within walking distance to                                             evation Hotel, the Atmosphere is a full-
                         e ski lifts and central to year-round                                             rvice restaurant offering a relaxed & warm
                         tivities. We offer daily complimentary                                           mbiance with majestic mountain views,
                        ontinental breakfast! You'll find the Inn                                          e music, indoor & outdoor fireside
                         your best bet for convenience &                seating and full bar. The menu is considered “Modern American,” with
                        ersonalized service. AAA Certified.             offerings containing the freshest ingredients & subtle flavors from around
14 Treasury Rd., P Box 939, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                  .O.                                                   the world. Open seven days for breakfast, lunch, après ski, dinner &
(970)349-5542                                                           dessert. Special meeting & banquet facilities available.
(800)542-7669                                                    AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL                                                     15 Emmons Rd., Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                               3    SAN MORITZ
                               ONDOMINIUMS                              BAKERY AT MT. CRESTED BUTTE
                               an Moritz can provide spacious two,      Slopeside at base area, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                                ree, and four bedroom ski-in/ski-out    (970)349-4757
                              ondos. Our condos offer full kitchens
                               ith microwaves, rock fireplaces, color                                     5   BUTTE 66
                               levisions, and telephones. In the                                         OADHOUSE BBQ™
winter we operate hot tubs and saunas in each building and also                                          he most popular après ski bar & eatery
provide free local transportation with our private shuttle service.                                      n the mountain with live music, great
Some condos are even pet friendly!                                                                       nches, daily drink specials & their
18 Hunter Hill Rd., Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225                                                          gnature beef brisket, pulled pork and
(800)443-7459                                                                                            mous Roadhouse BBQ ribs! The huge                                                outdoor slopeside deck has he best mountain views at the ski base area.                                                 The tasty BBQ is smoked daily in its own “smoker shack” right on the
                                                                        deck so it’s always fresh! Located slopeside, at the base of the Red
                                                                        Lady Express Lift in the Treasury Center building. Open seven days a
                                                                        week in the winter for lunch, après ski and twilight dinner.

                              DINING (CONT.)                                                            SHOPPING

                                 HE ICE BAR & RESTAURANT                      BUTTE & COMPANY Avalanche Bar & Grill Building
                                 ne Dining On The Mountain —                  15 Emmons Rd., Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                                  ourmet lunches inside, and exotic drinks    (970)349-7581,
                                utside at a bar made completely out of ice!
                                 njoy apres ski on the large sunny deck,                                     6 CHRISTY SPORTS
                                 vel in the beautiful vistas, and people                                    hristy Sports, located at the Base of
                                 atch, too! Located at the base of the                                    Mt Crested Butte is a specialty retailer
Twister Lift. Open during ski season only. Available for private parties.                                   cusing on skiing, snowboarding,
(970) 349-2275 or (970) 349-2299 for private functions.                                                     ountain biking, and quality outdoor
                                                                                                            rniture. They are committed to
FIREHOUSE GRILL                                                                                             ceeding customer's expectations with
11 Snowmass Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225                                   unmatched service, the best products, and the most knowledgeable
(970) 349-4666,                                               staff. Contact us at (970)349-6601 or on web at
                           USTICA RISTORANTE                                  10 Crested Butte Way, Crested Butte, CO 81224
                          Open for lunch serving traditional and
                           ouveau italian dishes with impeccable              COLORADO BOARDER, INC.
                            rvice and a large selection of quality            500 Gothic Road
                           ines. Open 11:00-2:30 PM during                    Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                            i season only. The bar stays open until           (970)349-6675
                             30. Located at the base of the
Paradise Lift. (970) 349 2274                                                 COLORADO FREE SKIER
                                                                              32 Crested Mountain Lane
                                 3    THE WOODSTONE                           Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                                 AR & GRILLE                                  (970)349-6664
                                 ocated in the Grand Lodge Hotel, the,
                               Woodstone Grille offers breakfast and
                                 nner daily in their cozy dining room. For    CRESTED BUTTE SPORTS SKI & BIKE
                                  eakfast enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks        35 Emmons Rd., Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                                offee with their generous buffet or a la      (970)349-7516
carte specialties. For dinner enjoy regional Southwestern cuisine fused
with an international flare. Apres ski is also available during ski season
beginning at 4 PM. Open daily 7a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for breakfast
and dinner starting at 5PM. Large parties always welcome! Special                                            6  FLATIRON SPORTS
meeting & banquet facilities available. (970)349-8000                                                      atiron Sports is a full-service ski shop
                                                                                                            rving Crested Butte skiers and
                                3 THE WOODSTONE DELI                                                        owboarders since 1976 with friendly
                               ocated in the Grand Lodge Hotel, Mt.                                         d knowledgeable staff. Flatiron Sports
                               rested Butte, the WoodStone Deli                                             fers a true ski-in/ski-out location, free
                               atures Starbucks coffee, latte,                                             vernight ski storage and "the best repair
                                ppuccino and mocha drinks as well as          facility on the mountain (Powder Magazine). Located in the Treasury
                               esh homemade deli sandwiches, grab-            Center, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                                d-go snacks, salads & beverages. Grab         (970)349-6656
a snack or drink to take on the chairlift. Wifi Available! Open daily
from 6:30AM. (970)349-8000                                          

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                                                                                                             G HORN
                                 6PEAK SPORTS
                                                                                                            ALLOON COMPANY
                             eak Sports/One Track Mind is the
                                                                                                          With a launch site at 9,600 feet above
                              cal headquarters for all your winter
                                                                                                            a level, Crested Butte is home to the
                             utdoor needs! We have experts ready
                                                                                                            orld's highest altitude balloon
                               help you with whatever activity your
                                                                                                            peration. Views from the balloon
                              art desires. Check us out for the latest
                                                                                                            clude close-ups of wildlife, wildflowers
                              d greatest gear as well as well as our
                                                                             & high views of the mountains surrounding Crested Butte, 14,000-
                       y     Get 20% off ski and snowboard
                                                                             feet peaks near Aspen & even mountain ranges 100 miles away. Fall
rentals at For more information go to
                                                                             colors from the balloon are spectacular!
Base Area, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225                                       Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225, (970)596-1008
(970)349-6121,                                      ,

TREASURY LIQUORS /THE STORE                                                                                       CRESTED BUTTE
611 Gothic Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225                                                                 MOUNTAIN RESORT
(970)349-7449,                                                                    rested Butte Mountain Resort offers
                                                                                                              ceptional skiing & snowboarding in
               ACTIVITY/OUTFITTERS                                                                           ddition to the associated amenities
                                                                                                             onnected to operating a ski area. More
                                 0 ACTION ADVENTURES                                                          an $200 million has been spent on
                             NOWMOBILE                                       new lifts, new terrain, snowmaking & grooming, new ski-in, ski-out
                              ENTRAL RESERVATIONS                            lodging, a new base area village and Conference Center. Crested
                                                                             Butte was voted best steeps, best snow and best-groomed corduroy
                              oviding one-stop shopping for all the
                                                                             in Colorado! Chairlift rides, mountain biking, hiking, and a ropes
                              cal snowmobile tour operators. Hourly,
                                                                             challenge course are available in the summer.
                               lf-day & full-day guided snowmobile
                                                                             12 Snowmass Rd., P Box 5700, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                              urs with authorized Forest Service
                                                                             (970)349-2333, (800)544-8448
outfitters in the Gunnison National Forest. Office located slopeside
in the Avalanche Restaurant at the ski area.
15 Emmons Loop, The Avalanche Building
                                                                                                                FANTASY RANCH
Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
                                                                                                            ORSEBACK ADVENTURES
(970)349-5909, (800) 383-1974
                                                                                                            ntasy Ranch offers horseback,
                                                                                                           dventures from our stables in Almont &
                                                                                                          Mt. Crested Butte, as well as a variety
                                 6  ADAPTIVE SPORTS CENTER
                                                                                                             wilderness trail rides. Our feature ride
                               he Adaptive Sports Center provides
                                                                                                            through the Maroon Bells Wilderness
                               utdoor adventure opportunities and
                                                                             from Crested Butte to Aspen. For the winter, we have a relaxing
                                ofessional instruction for people with
                                                                             horseback ride through the snow.
                               hysical and cognitive-related disabilities.
                                                                             P Box 236, Crested Butte, CO 81224, (970)349-5425
                               he ASC has become one of the
                                emiere outdoor adaptive recreation
programs in the world, offering roughly 4,000 activities annually. Join
                                                                             PHOTO CASE INC. / CC’S SKI PIC’S
us for skiing, snowboarding, biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting
                                                                             17 Emmons Loop, Gothic Building, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
and more!
10 Crested Butte Way, Treasury Center,
Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225, (866)349-2296                                   ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY,                               .O.
                                                                             P Box 519, Crested Butte, CO 81224

                  SKIING, SNOWBOA
                  AT CRESTED BUTTE
                               ADVENTURE CENTER
                  Tom Stillo
                               Your adventure begins here. The new Adventure Center is your prime
                               location for scheduling various activities around Crested Butte
                               Mountain Resort. Purchase daily or multi-day lift tickets, sign up for
                               CB Mountain Schools lessons, book valley-wide activities with the
                               Mountain Concierge and speak with Guest Service representatives all
                               at this convenient location.
                               Mt. Crested Butte, Ski Base Area, Mountaineer Square Courtyard

                               “BASE TO THE FACE” FREE GUIDED MOUNTAIN TOURS
                               Guest Service Guides lead tours of Crested Butte’s breathtaking
                               terrain. An introduction to the mountain by those who know it best.
                               All levels welcome. (970)349-2252

                               CB MOUNTAIN SCHOOLS
                               Make the most of your vacation by taking a lesson to improve your
                               skills and have a great time, too. Our instructors are passionate about
                               skiing and snowboarding and getting you to the next level. First-class
                               instruction is available for all levels, from beginner to expert. Clinics,
                               workshops and private lessons are available every day.
                               Mt. Crested Butte, Ski Base Area
                               Adventure Center and in the Axtel Building
                  Tom Stillo
                               (800)444-9236 or (970)349-2252,

                               KIDS’ NIGHT OUT
                               Treat your kids to a Torchlight Parade down the mountain with ski
                               instructors and glowsticks. There’s also a Tubing and Pizza Party
                               complete with s’mores.
                                   Kids’ Night on the Town – Chaperones take the kids on the free
                               shuttle to town for pizza and a movie and then return on the shuttle
                               back to Kids’ World.
                                   For more information or to make reservations for Kids’ Night Out,
                               stop by Kids’ World or call (970)349-2259 or (800) 600-7349.

                               KIDS’ SKI & SNOWBOARD WORLD
                               Give your children the gift of exhilarating discovery at Kids’ World.
                               Learn from instructors who are able to balance learning with having fun.
                               Group, private and teens only lessons are available for all skill levels.
                               Daycare is available for ages six months and up. Evening programs
                               include tubing, a torchlight parade and a movie out on the town.
                               Mt. Crested Butte, Ski Base Area, Whetstone Building
                               (800)600-7349 or (970)349-2259

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 Race your friends plus win a medal if you qualify. Races daily on the
 public challenge course located near the Red Lady Express Lift on
 Smith Hill. (970)349-4554

 If adrenaline is your thing, sign up for an Extreme Limits tour. Guides
 will show you some of Crested Butte’s most challenging terrain.
 (970) 349-2252

 Sleighride Dinner – Experience Crested Butte Mountain by moonlight.
 Ride in an open sleigh pulled by a snowcat to a four-course dinner at
 Rustica Ristorante located mid-mountain at the Paradise Warming House.
 Last Tracks Dinner – Ride the lift up to a gourmet dinner at The Ice
 Bar and Restaurant, then follow a CB Mountain School Guide back
 to the base area. You can ski, snowboard, or snowshoe using
 headlamps to light your way. For more information and reservations for
 On-Mountain Dinners, visit the Mountain Concierge in the Adventure
 Center or call (970) 349-4554.
                                                                                                 Tom Stillo
 Come find out why Crested Butte Ski and Snowboard Rentals have
                                                                                                 Tom Stillo
 been voted #1 for the past five years in a survey of 64 ski resorts.
 The genuine local staff is dedicated to fulfilling all of your winter
 sports needs. We have the area’s widest selection of skis and
 snowboards for all ages and abilities. Save time and money by
 reserving your equipment online at
 Treasury Building, lower level and Kids’ World
 (970)349-2241 Rentals (970)349-2278 Repair and Tune

 Ride the Red Lady Express Lift and take an easy tour with spectacular
 views. Moonlight tours also available. (970) 349-2252

 Feel the thrill of sliding a rail, hitting a jump or tubing at dusk. With
 three terrain parks, two half pipes and a tubing hill, there is something
 for everyone. Start off easy in the Painter Boy Kids’ Park and make
 your way to the DC Terrain Park and Superpipe with intermediate to
 advanced sized hits and rails to entice any freestyle enthusiast. After
 the lifts close, give tubing a try. The tubing hill is located at the base
 of the Red Lady Express and is lit for nighttime tubing.

This is where the real West still lives, with an active ranching community and Cattlemen’s Days,
Colorado’s oldest rodeo. There’s also Blue Mesa, Colorado’s largest body of water. Gunnison is home to
Curecanti National Recreation Area and a variety of historical and recreational opportunities, and is just one
hour from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
   Gunnison provides a rich and varied mix: Western State College and its energy of youth and discovery; a
lively performing and visual arts scene; world-class athletes at play in the valley’s canyons, rivers, lakes and trails;
and a vital, emerging healing arts community. The Gunnison River offers some of the best fly-fishing in the state,
and the town is a natural place to base-camp as you explore the county.

                                      OR CALL 800-851-0482

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                           LODGING                                                                         endly, comfortable and convenient
                                                                                                           dging accommodations in Gunnison.
                                8  ABC MOTEL                                                               entrally located in town across from the
                               BC Motel centrally located in                                              arks and just moments away from dining,
                              owntown Gunnison, a short walk from                                          opping and entertainment. All rooms
                             Western State College, great shopping,                                        ve convenient parking just outside your
                               e restaurants, beautiful parks and amazing                                 or, cable TV, air conditioning, free local
                              utdoor adventures. A local family owned       phone service and Internet access. Pet friendly rooms.
                               d operated establishment offering you        (866)641-0700, (970)641-0700
clean comfortable rooms reasonable priced. Free continental breakfast,,
Wi-Fi, hot tub and ski packages.
212 E. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230                                     GUNNISON KOA KAMPGROUND
(970)641-2400                                                               105 County Rd. 50, Gunnison, CO 81230(970)641-1358                                                                                                                                        GUNNISON LODGING CO.
                                                                                                      acation properties and housing from the
ALPINE INN                                                                                           oziest home on the river to the simplest
1011 W. Rio Grande, Gunnison, CO 81230                                                                 om in town. Friendly service,
(970)641-2804                                                                                        ospitality and accommodations suited to                                                                             your needs. Nightly/weekly/monthly
                                                                                                       d pet-friendly lodging.
TOMICHI VILLAGE – AFFORDABLE INNS                                           412 E. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230
41883 Highway 50 East, Gunnison, CO 81230                                   (970)641-0700, (866)641-0700

COMFORT INN                                                                                                   1 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
911 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230                                                                         OTEL & SUITES
(970)642-1000                                                                                               unnison's newest and finest                                                                                        commodations now open. With 100
                                                                                                            oms, an extended continental breakfast
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                                                                                                            ch morning, an indoor pool and suites
                             ocated in the beautiful town of                                               ith Jacuzzi tubs or steam showers. Ski,
                              unnison home to Western State                 rafting and golf packages available. Enjoy the affordable luxury of our
                              ollege and known for its skiing, fishing,     relaxing rooms after a long day enjoying the Gunnison Country.
                              nting, hiking, and many more activities.      910 E. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230
                            We pride ourselves on our clean rooms,          (800)GUNNISON,
                             omfortable atmosphere and friendly
service. Ski ackages Available. For the Best Value Under the Sun.                                             2   ISLAND ACRES RESORT
701 W. Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230                                                                     Our lodge, with vintage charm and
(970)641-0608                                                                                               mbiance, is nestled between two forks of                                                                                    e Gunnison River, in a quiet                                                                                       ighborhood with our own private park
                                                                                                             ith outdoor firepits, grills, multiple picnic
                                                                                                            eas and ample parking for boats. We
                                                                            offer easy access to restaurants, fishing, trails and Hartman’s Rocks.
                                                                            38339 W. Hwy 50, Gunnison, CO 80530 (970)641-1442
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                                                                                                        6     RODEWAY INN
6794 Highway 114, Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                                                         ocated just outside Gunnison, make the
                                                                                                          wly remodeled Rodeway Inn your home
                                                                                                        way from home. Conveniently located to
                                                                                                        old medal waters, golf, dining, shopping,
36128 W. Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                                                          ents, ice hockey, skiing, and more. We
                                                                                                          n accommodate groups or individuals.
                                                                         Includes FREE breakfast. We re Pet Friendly, too! Hot Tub, Meeting
                                                                         Facility, Laundry, Fitness Room and Friendly Staff.
117 N. Taylor, Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                         37760 W. Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-0500
                               3   LONG HOLIDAY MOTEL
                                                                                                        7   SUPER 8 MOTEL
                              ocated on the west edge of Gunnison.
                                                                                                      One of Gunnison's finest economy
                               re you fishing, hunting or skiing? Come
                                                                                                        operties providing award winning
                              ome to the Inn with a personal touch.
                                                                                                        rvice and complete guest satisfaction.
                               0-room facility created with your
                                                                                                        2 recently renovated, clean and
                              omfort in mind. Affordable and newly
                                                                                                       omfortable rooms with all of the
                               modeled rooms with brand new beds,
                                                                                                        pected amenities offer a great
showers, and air-conditioners. Sweet table and coffee in the
                                                                         experience for both leisure and business guests. Complementary
mornings. Each room includes refrigerators, microwaves, cable-TV, and
                                                                         wireless high speed Internet access. Also offered is complimentary
phones. Come enjoy the scenery! Free wireless internet available.
                                                                         expanded deluxe continental breakfast.
1198 W. Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-0536
                                                                         411 E. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-3068
470 N. Third, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970) 641-4951
                                                                         SWISS INN
                               4 QUALITY INN
                                                                         312 E. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-9962
                            Whether you are here for skiing,
                                                                         TAYLOR & RUBY HOUSE
                              ountain biking, rafting, hiking the back
                                                                         602 N. Taylor, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-1077
                              ountry or fishing on Blue Mesa you’ll
                               joy our amenities: suites, new hypo-
                                                                         TALL TEXAN CAMPGROUND
                               ergenic pillows and down filled
                                                                         194 County Rd. 11, Gunnison, CO 81230
                              omforters. Mattress toppers are
complimented by an expanded deluxe hot breakfast, indoor pool,
hot tub, high-speed Internet, laundry and exercise facilities.
400 E. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-1237
                                                                                                        8  TELLER STREET COTTAGES,
                                                                                                       njoy a friendly atmosphere with all the
                               5 ROCKEY RIVER RESORT
                                                                                                       omforts of your own home away from
                                                                                                       ome. Conveniently located in town.
                              ocated on the Gunnison River with log
                                                                                                        hoose from a variety of cozy
                               bins and a small RV Park. Cabins are
                                                                                                       tchenettes or a 3 bedroom/2 bath
                              lly equipped with kitchens and baths.
                                                                                                       ouse, each comfortably furnished and
                               ccess to 1/3 mile of river frontage.
                                                                         supplied wi h linens, cooking and dining ware, cable TV, Internet
                              ocated close to streams, lakes, hiking
                                                                         access and phones.
                               d biking trails. Family owned, quiet
                                                                         412 E. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230
and comfortable. Great for a relaxing vacation or a family reunion.
                                                                         (866)641-0700, (970)641-0700
4359 County Rd. 10, Gunnison, CO 81230

                                                                                                          2  WILDWOOD RESORT
                          LODGING             (CONT.)
                                                                                                         ABIN RENTALS
                               9   WATER WHEEL INN                                                      acation Cabins and cabinettes with
                             Often said to be the "prettiest in                                         tchens. Hot tub, laundry, cable TV,
                               unnison", our 52 room Inn is spread                                      mple parking, fish cleaning station, park
                               ross six acres with ponds, trees, picnic                                  e grounds. Pets allowed. Ski packages
                               d barbeque facilities and open space.                                      Crested Butte. Short & Long term
                             We adjoin a gorgeous golf course and a       rentals. Quiet, cozy, convenient and "Gunnison's Best Kept Secret in
                              bulous restaurant. Our rooms are            Lodging" come see why guests return year after year.
immaculate and include suites and kitchens. Hot breakfasts beginning      1312 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230
at 6:30 a.m. Call our friendly staff for assistance with group rates,     (970)641-1663, 866-770-1663
seasonal packages and vacation planning.                        ,
West of Gunnison on Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                          BRICK CELLAR
                                                                          122 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-6304
                                                                          DOMINO’S PIZZA
                                                                          806 N. Main, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-4300
                               0    WESTERN MOTEL, L.L.P       .
                                                                          DOUBLE DRAGON
                             5 newly remodeled rooms, some with
                                                                          113 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)642-6363
                             tchenettes. Queen-size beds, fridge,
                                                                          ENSENADA BAJA GRILL
                              crowave, coffee maker and hair dryers
                                                                          800 N. Main, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)642-4929
                               all rooms. Unique gazebo hot tub.
                                                                          FLYING BURRITOS
                              able TV. All major credit cards
                                                                          107 S. Main, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-5777
                              cepted. Pets allowed. Special rates for
seniors and law enforcement officers. Ski packages available,                                             3  GARLIC MIKE'S
discounted lift tickets.
                                                                                                         unnison's favorite restaurant ... just ask
403 E. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                                                         e people of Gunnison, they voted it
                                                                                                         e Best Restaurant and Best Chef.
                                                                                                        asta, seafood, veal, steaks, creative
                                                                                                        ghtly specials. Watch your meal being
                                                                                                         epared in the open viewing kitchen or
                                                                          dine on the heated patio overlooking the Gunnison River. Dinner
                               1    WESTERN STATE COLLEGE
                                                                          nightly and Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet (seasonal.)
                               ontact Western about summer
                                                                          2674 N. Highway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230
                              onferences and camps; educational,
                               hletic, artistic, youth groups,
                               ofessional organizations, and other                                        4   GUNNISACK
                               oups. Great facilities and support staff                                  OWBOY BISTRO
                              ake your conference the best ever. All                                     he Gunnisack is “Trans Fat Free”
of it set in he beautiful Gunnison Valley, where recreational                                            eople’s choice winner for the best
opportunities are abundant. Check out Western's outstanding                                              urgers and Chicken Fried Steak!
educational programs, too.                                                                                nique, from scratch recipes with a
Gunnison, CO 81231                                                                                        uthwestern flair. Burgers, Steaks,
(970)943.7057                                                             Pastas, Salads, Samiches, Freshly Baked Desserts and Breads Lunch                                                      and Dinner, Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday Brunch, Kids Menu, Full                                               Bar...Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.
                                                                          142 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-5445
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HOUSE OF CHINA                                                        THE LAST CHANCE
405 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-0667                620 S. 9th, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-2611

124 N. Main, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-4286
                                                                      BACK AT THE RANCH
                                                                      100 Spencer Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-0727
213 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230
(970)641-1374,                                    BOOK WORM
                                                                      211 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-3693
                              5   MOCHAS DRIVE-THRU
                                                                      BOOM A RANG
                                                                      221 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-3115
                           Mochas Drive-thru coffeehouse and
                             akery Serving espresso drinks, coffee,   BOREALIS/ROCKY MT. GEAR
                             a, bagels, sandwiches, ice cream and     718 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230
                             al fruit smoothies. Mochas proudly       (970)641-1380,
                             rves organic and fair trade certified
                                                                      BUCKHORN TRADING COMPANY
coffee and espresso and fres baked goods daily. Kids menu
                                                                      125 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230
available and free wifi.
710 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                                                       7   CIRCUS TRAIN
                                                                                                    Where shopping is fun for everyone.
                                                                                                      reat brands in children’s clothing (tots
800 E. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-5050
                                                                                                       teens), swimwear and dance-wear
                                                                                                      ar-round. Largest collection of
                                                                                                      ildren’s books in the Gunnison area.
139 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-5153
                                                                                                      owboy stuff, Breyer horses, Ertl
                                                                      tractors, kites, games, educational toys, dolls, kids art supplies, crafts
                                                                      and more. Mon. - Sat. 9:30 - 6, Sun. 12 - 4, Ext. Summer hours.
730 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-5255
                                                                      125 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-0635
                                                                      CORNER CUPBOARD
800 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-3747
                                                                      101 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-0313
                                                                                                       8    GENE TAYLORS
726 N. Main Street, Suite 110, Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                                                       PORTING GOODS
Toll Free (888)381-6854
                                                                                                        ene Taylors is Gunnison Country's full,
                                                                                                        e sporting good store packed full of
                                                                                                        eat brand names, great selection and
                                                                                                        eat prices. Always low prices on gear
310 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-0414
                                                                                                       ou need plus daily and weekly specials.
                                                                      Full service ski shop featuring sales, repair and the best prices on ski
                                                                      and snowboard rentals, cross-country and snowshoes.
120 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                      201 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                      GL COMPUTER SERVICE
138 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                      123 W. Tomichi Ste 3, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970) 641-4051

                                                                                     9 TREADS N' THREADS
                     SHOPPING          (CONT.)
                                                                                   eads ‘n’ Threads specializes in
                                                                                  omfortable clothing to accommodate
GUNNISON GALLERY                                                                  our active lifestyle from Columbia, Life
219 N. Iowa, #J, Gunnison, CO 81230                                                Good, Prana, and Smartwool. Treat
(970)641-2666                                            our feet to the pleasures of fantastic
                                                                                   otwear from Dansko, Merrell, Crocs,
                                                     and Asics. rom hiking to running and working to relaxing, we can
722 N. Main, Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                     cover you from head to toe.
                                                     113 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-1551
234 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230               222 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-0285
Two locations: 229 N. Main St.and 235 N. Main        200 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-6566
Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                     ABSOLUTE MIRACLES
901 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                     623 N. Main, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-0130
                                                     CURVES OF GUNNISON
MILLER FURNITURE                                     1140 N. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970) 641-7372
315 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230
(970)641-0760                                                                       8     GUNNISON
                                                                                    PORTS OUTFITTERS
                                                                                     uided fishing trips on Blue Mesa,
811 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230
                                                                                     olorados largest body of water. We
                                                                                     pply all the gear and tackle you'll need
ROSE PETAL OUT WEST                                                                   catch Mackinaw, salmon, browns and
118 W. Tomichi Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230                                             inbows. Half day or full day trips, kids
(970)641-4442                                        have a great time. Special junior fisherman rates too! Located in Gene
                                                     Taylors Sporting Goods Fishing Department.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRAMES & TROPHIES                     201 W. Tomichi, Gunnison, CO 81230
228 N. Main, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-5033       (970)641-1845,

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROSE                                                                 0    GUNNISON ARTS CENTER
322 E. Denver, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-1354                                    oviding continuous opportunities in the
                                                                                   sual, literary and performing arts for
TANGO                                                                              dults and children. With three public
144 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-3833                                  lleries, dance and art classes, year-
                                                                                    und community theatre, movies and
                                                                                   ms, regular music and literary programs,
213 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-5858
                                                     and special touring productions, there’s something for everyone!
THE TOGGERY                                          102 S. Main Street, Gunnison, CO 81230
147 N. Main St., Gunnison, CO 81230                  (970)641-4029,

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GUNNISON COUNTRY GUIDE SERVICES                                                                          PIONEER TRAIN MUSEUM
1059 Ute Lane, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-2830                                                   he Museum grounds, its eight buildings,,                                                        e artifacts and memorabilia that make up
                                                                                                   e many displays date back to the early
                             1 GUNNISON FISH & RAFT                                                 ttlers. The Museum’s collections truly
                          We at Gunnison Fish and Raft have been                                   present the cultural history and heritage
                             iding trips locally since 1979! Let us                                  the people of Gunnison County.
                             ow you local fishing techniques, casting,    803 E omichi, Gunnison, CO 81230
                             esentation and most of all, where the        970-641-4530,
                             h are. Come join us and we'll make a
                             stom fishing rip for you and your family.                                    4  SCENIC RIVER TOURS, INC.
8230 ighway 135, Gunnison, CO 81230                                                                    Whitewater trips, scenic float trips for all
(877)559-FISH                                                                                            es, fishing, duckies, kayaking and,                                                                  ckclimbing. Floating Gunnison Valley’s
                                                                                                         est since 1977. Our guides are
                               2   DOS RIOS GOLF CLUB                                                    ensed, professional, friendly and eager
                             ust south of Gunnison, Dos Rios Golf                                         show you a great time! Every day, all
                              lub features a beautiful but tight course   summer! Call us today for reservations.
                              at incorporates the natural landscape       703 W. Tomichi, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-3131
                               d intertwines with the tree-lined
                               unnison River "Two Rivers" is a fitting
                               me since this par-71 6,566-yard                                            5   TELLER STREET MINI-GOLF
course has water on 17 holes. The Dos Rios Golf Club was                                                  8 fun and challenging holes of golf. Ice
established in 1964 and designed by John Cochran as a 9-hole golf                                         eam, candy, snacks and cold drinks
course, the back 9 was build in 1984 and designed by Dick Phelps.                                         ailable. Groups, parties and fundraisers
501 Camino Del Rio, Gunnison, CO 81230                                                                    elcome. Open daily from 9 a.m.-10
(970)641-1482                                                                                             m. Located in Gunnison at Teller                                                                                       reet and Virginia Avenue, across from
                                                                          the American Legion Park.
                               8  HIGH MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS                  Corner of Teller and Virginia, Gunnison, CO 81230
                            xperience Gunnison Country with the           (970)641-0700, (866)641-0700
                             perts of the area. We'll show you a
                             eat time on fishing walk and wade trips                                      6   TENDERFOOT OUTFITTERS
                              rafting down the Gunnison River.                                           oted Gunnison Country's Best
                            xperience Blue Mesa with an ice fishing                                       dventure Outfitter. Enjoy a western-
                             ided adventure located in Gene                                              yle horseback adventure into the pristine
Taylors Sporting Goods Fly Shop.                                                                       West Elk Wilderness. Trail rides, pack
201 W. Tomichi, Gunnison, CO 81230                                                                       ps, tent B&B, fishing and
(970)641-1845                                                                                             nting. Quality horses, experienced                                                   guides and spectacular scenery. Stop by our trading post at the corner
                                                                          of W. Tomichi and 14th St., Box 246, Gunnison, CO 81230
JOHNNY LEVERETT’S HORSEMANSHIP &                                          1-800-641-0504, (970)641-0504
COLT STARTING CLINICS                                           
(970) 641-5800                                                  ,

900 County Rd. 13, Gunnison, CO 81230
                  OUTLYING AREAS
           Interested in an out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten-path kind of outing?
              Look no further than these wondrous areas of historic interest.

                                                                   Blue Mesa Lake is Colorado’s
                                                                   largest body of water and a
                                                                   boater’s dream in a beautiful
                                                                   setting. It also happens to be
                                                                   home to the country’s largest
                                                                   kokanee salmon population.
                                                                   Whether you’re into power
                                                                   boats, sailboats, sea kayaks or
                                                                   windsurfing, there’s plenty of
                                                  88               room for everyone with 92
                                                                   miles of shoreline!
                             87                        90

                                                                                       Paul Gallaher

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                           LODGING                                                                        0     WAUNITA HOT
                                                                                                          PRINGS RANCH
              BLUE MESA LAKE                                                                             Waunita Hot Springs, located 27 miles
 87   GUNNISON LAKESIDE RESORT INC.                                                                       ast of Gunnison, is an all-inclusive dude
Stay and play at the lake. Twelve miles west of Gunnison on Blue                                           nch, offering a full program of ranch
                             Mesa Reservoir. We feature shaded, full                                      ctivities – horseback riding, cookouts,
                             ookup RV sites with daily, weekly, and                                       vernight campout, rafting, hot springs
                              asonal rates; cabins; picnic supplies;      pool, evening activities, great food and more! Our 47th season.
                              hing tackle and licenses; Southwest         Summer–6-day packages only; Fall/Winter – groups, B&B.
                              welry; gifts; and propane.                  8007 County Road 887, Gunnison, CO 81230
                              8357 US Highway 50,                         (970)641-1266
                              unnison, CO 81230                 
(8 )6 1 0 88, ( 0)6 1-0477,,,
14752 Hwy 50 West Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-3564                                     BLUE MESA LAKE
                                                                          PAPPY'S RESTAURANT
                 POWDERHORN                                               15 miles west of Gunnison, at the Elk Creek Marina
POWDERHORN GUEST RANCH                                                    Gunnison, CO 81230
1525 County Road 27, Powderhorn, CO 81243                                 (970)641-0707
                                                                                       PITKIN/OHIO CITY
             PITKIN/OHIO CITY                                              88 THE MOTHER LODE
 88  THE MOTHER LODE                                                      We proudly serve quality American food, a full bar and a great
We are an 1880’s mercantile, bar/ restaurant, RV Park and lodging.                                    mosphere that steps you back in time.
ATV or snowmobile right from the store and explore the gorgeous                                     We offer weekend specials accompanied
                           Quartz Creek Valley all the way to the                                     ith the music flavor of our local bands
                            p of the Continental Divide.                                             ear around. Take the beautiful drive up
                            umerous mountain lakes abound with                                        e Quartz Creek Valley and see what
                            cellent fishing and some of the best                                     ou’ve been missing. Outdoor seating
                             nting in the country.                                                   oming soon!
                            458 CR 76, Ohio City, CO 81241                8458 CR 76, Ohio City, CO 81241, (970)641-4272,
100 N. 2nd St., Pitkin, CO 81241, 641-6174,                                              ACTIVITY/OUTFITTERS
                                                                                        BLUE MESA LAKE
SANTIAGO CABIN                                                            ELK CREEK MARINA, INC.
Pitkin, CO 81241, 641-1922                                                 .O.
                                                                          P Box 1804 Gunnison, CO 81230
 89 TOMICHI CREEK TRADING POST                                            (970)641-0707
We are a c-store with gas and diesel, bar/restaurant, RV Park with
rental cabins. Ride in ride out on your dirt bike, ATV, jeep or 
                                 owmobile to explore incredible trails,
                                cluding Colorado Trail and Continental    FERRO'S BLUE MESA RANCH & GUIDE SERVICE
                                ivide Trail. Afterwards enjoy grilled     PO Box 853, Gunnsion, CO 81230
                                 ndwiches and beverages at Tomichi        (970) 641-4671
                                 reek Bar & Grill.              
                                1420 Hwy 50 S., Sargents, CO    
                                1248, (970)641-0674
                     GETTING TO
                  GUNNISON CouNTy
Located near the center of the state, Gunnison-Crested Butte is actually pretty easy to
 get to no matter where you’re coming from. Drive time from Denver and Durango is
  about four hours, and we’re about three hours from Colorado Springs and Grand
        Junction. We are also within just a few hours of three National Parks.

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              DISTANCES & TIME                                 DIRECTIONS TO GUNNISON
                                                     FROM DENVER
ARIZONA                                              From Denver International Airport, take Interstate 70 west,
PHOENIX                  637     10 HOURS, 15 MIN.   exit to Highway 470 west, Highway 285 south to Fairplay then Poncha
                                                     Springs, Highway 50 west to Gunnison.
LOS ANGELES              899     14 HOURS, 45 MIN.    FROM COLORADO SPRINGS
                                                     Take Highway 24 west to Highway 285, Highway 285 south to Poncha
SAN FRANCISCO            1140    18 HOURS, 45 MIN.
                                                     Springs, Highway 50 west to Gunnison.
DENVER                   199              4 HOURS     FROM MONTROSE
                                                     Take Highway 50 east to Gunnison.
DURANGO                  174              4 HOURS
 MESA VERDE N.P.         204      4 HOURS, 30 MIN.    FROM TEXAS & OKLAHOMA
                                                     Take Interstate 25 north through Trinidad to Walsenburg, Highway 160 west to
 GREAT SAND DUNES N.P.   141      3 HOURS, 20 MIN.
                                                     Alamosa, Highway 285 north to Saguache, Highway 114 north to Highway
COLORADO SPRINGS         165              3 HOURS    50, Highway 50 west to Gunnison.
PUEBLO                   159              3 HOURS
                                                     FROM ARIZONA/PHOENIX
GRAND JUNCTION           126      2 HOURS, 30 MIN.
                                                     Take Interstate 17 to Flagstaff, north on Highway 89, Highway 160 to Cortez,
MONTROSE                  65       1 HOUR, 30 MIN.   north on Highway 145, Highway 62 to Ridgway, Highway 550 north to
                                                     Montrose, Highway 50 east to Gunnison.
  THE GUNNISON N.P.       62       1 HOUR, 20 MIN.
                                                     FROM CALIFORNIA & SOUTHERN NEVADA —
CRESTED BUTTE             28               40 MIN.   LOS ANGELES — LAS VEGAS
KANSAS                                               Take Interstate 15 to Las Vegas,Interstate 70 to Grand Junction, Highway 50
                                                     east to Montrose and on to Gunnison.
WICHITA                  609             10 HOURS
TOPEKA                   692     10 HOURS, 45 MIN.   FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA & UTAH —
MISSOURI                                             SAN FRANCISCO — SALT LAKE CITY
                                                     Take Interstate 80 to Salt Lake City, Interstate 15 via Highway 6 and Interstate
KANSAS CITY              756     11 HOURS, 45 MIN.
                                                     70 to Grand Junction, Highway 50 east to Gunnison.
                                                     FROM NEW MEXICO/SANTA FE —
LAS VEGAS                630      9 HOURS, 45 MIN.   ALBUQUERQUE/TAOS
NEW MEXICO                                           From Highway 285, take Highway 160 west to Alamosa, Highway 285 north
ALBUQUERQUE              339      5 HOURS, 30 MIN.   to Saguache, Highway 114 north to Highway 50, Highway 50 west to
SANTA FE                 277      4 HOURS, 30 MIN.
OKLAHOMA                                              DIRECTIONS FROM
                                                      GUNNISON TO CRESTED BUTTE
OKLAHOMA CITY            709     11 HOURS, 15 MIN.   Take Highway 135 north into Crested Butte.
TULSA                    781     12 HOURS, 45 MIN.
                                                     COLORADO ROAD REPORTS (877)315-7623, OR COTRIP.ORG
DALLAS                   874     14 HOURS, 15 MIN.
HOUSTON                  1,115
EL PASO                  604      9 HOURS, 30 MIN.
LUBBOCK                  584      9 HOURS, 45 MIN.
SALT LAKE CITY           408      7 HOURS, 45 MIN.

                                AIR SERVICE
 United Express provides two daily connections via Denver to Gunnison/Crested Butte
 Airport year-round. During winter, American Airlines provides non-stop daily 757 jet
service from Dallas to Gunnison/Crested Butte with additional Saturday flights along with
  daily United Airlines Airbus Jet service from Denver. Air service is subject to change.


           Los Angeles

                              American Airlines
                              American Airlines

                                                      87 GUNNISON VALLEY AVIATION, L.L.C.
                                                                                Gunnison Valley Aviation provides full
                                                                                   rvice, fixed-base operations. In
                                                                                 ddition, GVA offers scenic tours and
                                                                                  rcraft rental. Contact us today for more
                                                                                    Airport Rd., Gunnison, CO 81230
(800)864-8331                                        WESTERN STATE AVIATION                                       PO Box 748, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-1615

                  Visit for the complete air service schedule
                           into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport.
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                                                                                                                 GETTING HERE

 From Gunnison on Highway 50, Crested Butte is a relaxing 30-minute drive via Alpine Express
   Shuttle or rental car. Once in Crested Butte, you can use Mountain Express, the free shuttle
         service between town, Mt. Crested Butte, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
            Many guests choose to fly into Denver, Montrose or Colorado Springs and
                          enjoy the easy, scenic drive to Gunnison County.
                               8     ALPINE EXPRESS
                                                                          Located at the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
                                lpine Express meets every flight during
                                i season, and provides door-to-door
                                uttle service.Statewide charter                                         MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
                                ailable. Fleet of 18 vehicles, from 10                                  Mountain Express provides FREE and
                               assenger vans to 50 passenger motor                                       onvenient transportation within and
                               oaches.Reservations required. Baggage                                     etween the ski resort and Crested
handling service available. Services to Montrose also available.                                         utte, making it is easy to get around
Located at the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport                                                    ithout a car. The buses run every 15
(970)641-5074, (800)822-4844                                                                               nutes during the winter and 20                                                           g     p           r times. Check out our website at                                     and click on the Mt. Express link for
                                                                          route maps and exact schedules, or call the number below to hear a
AVIS                                                                      recorded listing of the bus schedule, dates and times.
Located at the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport                    (970)349-7318
                                                                          GUNNISON VALLEY RTA
BUDGET                                                                    New valley wide transportation offering ten stops in Gunnison, one
Located at the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport                    in Almont, two in Crested Butte and one in Mt. Crested Butte. Bus
(970)641-4403                                                             currently runs on schedule between 6:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
                                                                          For more information visit

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                                       FOR COLORADO TRAVEL INFO
                           DIAL 511 FROM ANYWHERE IN COLORADO ON A CELL PHONE
                                     DIAL (877) 315-7623 FROM A LAND LINE
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                                                                           Gunnison, CO
             202 E. Georgia Ave. • Gunnison, CO 81230
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