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Wildflower viewing photo Chris Ladoulis
Alan Bernholtz - Flaming Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Fun on Elk Ave. photo Chris Ladoulis

Visitor Information

Crested Butte has a lot to offer in the summer, winter and in-between. Our mountain scenery is spectacular and recreational opportunities are endless. Crested Butte is known as "Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town" and "The Wildflower Capital of Colorado." We’re a town with spunk, energy and friendly, fun-loving locals. The Crested Butte area offers just about everything an outdoor enthusiast desires: skiing, mountain biking, hiking, wildflower viewing, kayaking, fly-fishing, climbing and more. Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort is just minutes from town on the free shuttle bus. Stroll down our streets and alleys and enjoy the historic buildings, most of which date back to the late 1800’s when Crested Butte was a bustling coal mining town. Our town also boasts music festivals, great restaurants, art galleries and shops. Crested Butte hosts numerous special events and festivities such as the Wildflower Festival, the Crested Butte Arts Fair and the Crested Butte Summer Music Festival.
Location: Southwest Colorado
      231 miles southwest of Denver and  
      28 miles North of Gunnison.
Altitude: 8,885 feet 
Population: 1,502 (2012)
Number of Housing Units: 1,179 (2017)
2014 Median Single Family Home Sale Price: $683,750