Gunnison County, Colorado, USA
Tom Stillo Curecanti National Recreation Area and Blue Mesa, Colorado’s largest body of water.
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Our friendly 1800’s Western and Victorian
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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.
Alex Fenlon Tom Stillo
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: GunnisonCrestedButte.com
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
I GUNNISON NATIONAL FOREST I BLACK CANYON OF THE
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.
I CURECANTI NATIONAL RECREATION
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.
I BLUE MESA RESERVOIR is Colorado's
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,
Clears your head…
like nowhere else.
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
HIGH-COUNTRY ACTIVITIES ARE GOOD FOR THE SOUL!
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 www.wildlife.co.state.us.
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-
I MOUNTAIN BIKING A mountain biker has I SNOWMOBILING Snowmobiling has be-
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! GunnisonCrestedButte.com
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. CrestedButte.com 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
21 17 11
vehicle. Some sites are located on private property 15
and we ask that you please respect this by observ- 12 7
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
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-
Butte.com/heritage. 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 www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com/heritage. 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.
1 HISTORY OF THE CITY OF GUNNI-
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.
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-
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
NUMBER’S 19-21 ARE RECOMMENDED SUMMER ACCESS ONLY OR IN WINTER MONTHS BY
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, SNOWSHOEING OR SNOWMOBILES
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.
16 PIONEER SKI AREA & GUEST CABINS
In the mid 1930s, students from Western
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 www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com/heritage.
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 http://www.gunnisonhistoricpreservation.org.
Information compiled by: Susan Medville, Heritage Tourism Project Manager.
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 www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com/culi-
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.
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!
TIPS FOR Gunnison
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.
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.
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,
www.elkmountaintraverse.org, (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
22-27 ..........River Awareness Week, Valleywide, www.hccaonline.org, (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, www.JuneInTheRockies.com
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,
www.bayouinthebutte.com, (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, www.ftbw.com, (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, www.ridecb.com, (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, www.readersintherockies.com, (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
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, crestedbuttemusicfestival.com, (970) 349-0619
5-13 ............Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo, Parade & County Fair, Fred R. Field Western Heritage
Center, Gunnison, www.cattlemensdays.com, (800) 851-0482
19, 26 .........Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia & Main St, Downtown Gunnison
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 www.septembersplendor.com (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
www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com, (970) 349-2571 20, 27 .........Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia & Main St, Downtown Gunnison
10, 11, 12 .....PRCA Rodeo, www.cattlemensdays.com, (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 www.mountainairmarathon.com
27 ...............Crested Butte Bank Xterra Triathlon, www.cbbanktri.com, (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
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
www.coloradofest.com, (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
www.GunnisonRiverFestival.com, (970) 641-6065 6 .................Crested Butte Nordic Center Citizens Race, 10K Skate
14-17 ..........Crested Butte Wild Mushroom Festival, cbmushfest.com, (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, www.gunnisoncarclub.com, (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 www.gcbcalendar.com 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
www.cbnordic.org, (970) 349-1707 www.gunnisonartscenter.org, (970) 641-4029 www.cbmountaintheatre.org, (970) 349-0366
CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT CRESTED BUTTE CENTER FOR THE ARTS WESTERN STATE COLLEGE OF COLORADO
www.skicb.com, (800) 810-7669 www.crestedbuttearts.org, (970) 349-7487 www.western.edu, (970) 943-2071
Laundry on Property
Nightly Rate Range
Number of Units
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
MT. CRESTED BUTTE
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
*BED & BREAKFAST=B • CABINS=CA • CAMPGROUND=CG • CONDOS=C • HOSTEL=HS • HOTELS=H • INN=I • MOTEL=M • RANCHES=R • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES=RV
Laundry on Property
Nightly Rate Range
Number of Units
MT. CRESTED BUTTE (cont.)
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
ALMONT / TAYLOR CANYON
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
Town of Almont &
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njoy quiet starry night skies at a
eautiful rustic riverfront resort. No
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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
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climbing, hiking, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, www.coloradodirectory.com/lostcanyonresort
alpine skiing, and ice fishing.
10209 Highway 135, Almont, CO 81210 3 THREE RIVERS RESORT
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www.AlmontResort.com anyon.” Riverfront cabins, vacation
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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
firstname.lastname@example.org features rafting, kayaking, jeep rentals and more.
130 County Rd. 742, Almont, CO 81210
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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
(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
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.
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.
P Box 236, Crested Butte, CO 81224
3 THREE RIVERS
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.
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,
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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.”
BE SURE TO STOP BY OUR VISITOR CENTER AT 601 ELK AVENUE (AT THE FOUR-WAY STOP)
OR CALL 800-851-0482
The Historic Town
of Crested Butte
3 Crested Butte
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10 25 4 7 35
27 39 33 15 32 2 29
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CRESTED BUTTE SKI CONDO
KING DAVIS HOUSE
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435 6th Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
cozy bed and breakfast inn with the
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621 Maroon Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
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cated just off Elk Avenue on Second email@example.com
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ith the finest cuisine from around the
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hike, the Alpineer can fill all your
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(970)349-7571 OLD PRINT CENTER
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rested Butte home with you! The
BIG AL’S BICYCLE HEAVEN ucille Lucas Gallery houses one of the
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326 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224 (970)349-1903
MISTY MOUNTAIN TOO
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ookworks is a specialty kitchen store (970)349-5249
aturing fine cooking and kitchen
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SHOPPING (CONT.) 202 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
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3 PRINCESS WESTERN tablished in 1993, Troutfitter
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easures please stop by and see us! utdoor clothing and equipment. Check
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oods and unique gifts make our othing, accessories, books, maps, and
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RED MOUNTAIN LOG WORKS WINE HOUSE
21293 Hwy 135, Crested Butte, CO 81224 301 6th St., Crested Butte, CO 81224
www.redmtnlog.com ZACCHARIAH ZYPP & CO
317 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
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jks Family Gallery carries watercolors, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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www.rijksgallery.com 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
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www.allterrainadventures.com (970) 349-0800
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129 Elk Avenue
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(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
firstname.lastname@example.org tists from Los Lobos to Robert Earl
www.blacktieskis.com 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 info@CrestedButteArts.org
7 CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN
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
email@example.com Heritage Museum.
331 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
THE CLUB AT CRESTED BUTTE (970)349-6817
385 Country Club Dr mtnbikehalloffame.com
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ACTIVITY/OUTFITTERS (CONT.) 40 CRESTED BUTTE
rested Butte Nordic Center offers fun
8 CRESTED BUTTE
d easy winter activities for the whole
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
218 Maroon Ave., P Box 1061
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,
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ointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop, belly dance
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
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can be added to explorations of the great outdoors. Here the power
of nature and the community of diverse practitioners invite you to
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
ENHANCED HEALING, INC.
10 Zeligman St, Crested Butte, CO 81224
ET RANCH, INC.
ing your dog to Oh Be Dogful Pet
anch where they will play all day while
FLYING PETITO SISTERS VIDEO STORE
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
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.
MOUNTAIN MAMA’S CHILDCARE REFERAL
17280 Hwy 135, Almont, CO 81210
P Box 1457, Crested Butte, CO 81224
MOVING FREE® - FITNESS
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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
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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
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.
BE SURE TO STOP BY OUR VISITOR CENTER AT
620 GOTHIC, UNIT C-110 (MOUNTAINEER
TRANSPORTATION CENTER) OR CALL 800-851-0482
MT. CRESTED BUTTE
THE TOWN OF
MT. CRESTED BUTTE 57
50 Mt. Crested Butte
48 CRESTED BUTTE
uxury lodging at private National Forest
790 GOTHIC ROAD
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.
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
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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
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
ceptional amenities including a fitness
nter, the Wildflower Spa, an indoor/
utdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub,
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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
MT. CRESTED BUTTE
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, email@example.com, www.westwalllodge.com
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
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org AVALANCHE BAR & GRILL
www.nordicinncb.com 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
email@example.com outdoor slopeside deck has he best mountain views at the ski base area.
www.sanmoritzcondos.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.coloradofreeskier.com
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 email@example.com
with an international flare. Apres ski is also available during ski season www.crestedbuttesports.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
from 6:30AM. (970)349-8000 www.flatironsports.net
MT. CRESTED BUTTE
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-
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TREASURY LIQUORS /THE STORE CRESTED BUTTE
611 Gothic Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225 MOUNTAIN RESORT
(970)349-7449, email@example.com 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
outfitters in the Gunnison National Forest. Office located slopeside
in the Avalanche Restaurant at the ski area.
15 Emmons Loop, The Avalanche Building
Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
(970)349-5909, (800) 383-1974
ntasy Ranch offers horseback
dventures from our stables in Almont &
Mt. Crested Butte, as well as a variety
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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
(970)349-4884, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thephotocase.com
10 Crested Butte Way, Treasury Center,
Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225, (866)349-2296 ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY
email@example.com, www.adaptivesports.org .O.
P Box 519, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970)349-7231, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rmbl.org
AT CRESTED BUTTE
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
(800)444-9236 or (970)349-2252, www.skicb.com
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
MT. CRESTED BUTTE
RDING & ACTIVITIES
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
NORTHFACE SKI TOURS
If adrenaline is your thing, sign up for an Extreme Limits tour. Guides
will show you some of Crested Butte’s most challenging terrain.
ON MOUNTAIN DINNERS
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.
SKI & SNOWBOARD RENTALS
Come find out why Crested Butte Ski and Snowboard Rentals have
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
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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
TERRAIN PARKS & TUBING
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.
BE SURE TO STOP BY OUR VISITOR CENTER AT 500 EAST TOMICHI AVENUE
OR CALL 800-851-0482
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unnison's favorite restaurant ... just ask
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726 N. Main Street, Suite 110, Gunnison, CO 81230
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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.
DISTANCES & TIME DIRECTIONS TO GUNNISON
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
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.
BLACK CANYON OF
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.
EL PASO 604 9 HOURS, 30 MIN.
LUBBOCK 584 9 HOURS, 45 MIN.
SALT LAKE CITY 408 7 HOURS, 45 MIN.
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.
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
www.united.com PO Box 748, Gunnison, CO 81230, (970)641-1615
Visit GunnisonCrestedButte.com for the complete air service schedule
into the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport.
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
email@example.com g p r times. Check out our website at
www.alpineexpressshuttle.com www.TownOfCrestedButte.com 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 www.gunnisonvalleyrta.org.
DOLLY’S MOUNTAIN SHUTTLE
DIAL - - 511
FOR COLORADO TRAVEL INFO
DIAL 511 FROM ANYWHERE IN COLORADO ON A CELL PHONE
DIAL (877) 315-7623 FROM A LAND LINE
24-Hour Travel Information • Road & Weather Conditions • Construction Information • Seasonal & Major Road Closures
202 E. Georgia Ave. • Gunnison, CO 81230
Permit No. 154
Tom Stillo C t d B tt M ti R t
800-851-0482 or visit GunnisonCrestedButte.com