With two million acres of public land situated around the headwaters of one of Colorado’s largest river drainages, it’s no surprise that Crested Butte is home to some of the best fishing in the state. From big fisheries like Blue Mesa Reservoir to quality rivers like the Gunnison and the East River, Crested Butte fishing offers something for all types of anglers. One of the best ways to maximize your fishing experience is to go with a guide.
DINNER FOR TWO IN DOWNTOWN CRESTED BUTTE Downtown Crested Butte hosts dozens of charming restaurants, each nested in a historic local building packed with our town’s unmatched ambiance and charm. For a lovely intimate evening, make a reservation at Soupçon, a French-American bistro integrated into one of Crested Butte’s original mining cabins. While enjoying each other’s company, you can savor Continental selections like traditionally served caviar, locally sourced elk tenderloin and truly decadent tarte tatin. Or perhaps a date spot treasured by our local residents, Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill, where
Driving through the mountains and valleys of Colorado is on most adventure lovers bucket list. If you have an upcoming trip in Crested Butte, these scenic drives are a must see. You’ll never forget the golden hues peaking over the blue and green hills, or the incredible river currents that move with the wind. Write these down in your route, and you wont regret it. Kebler Pass Kebler Pass is a terrific high-mountain pass connecting Crested Butte with Paonia to the west. It’s a gorgeous seasonal shortcut to Aspen in
Baxter Gulch Trail This trail used by hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners rises 2,089 feet midway before falling back to roughly the elevation at the trailhead. Travel is recommended between May through October. The trail closes for winter due to the threat of avalanches. Note that while it traverses privately owned property, easements allow for pedestrian access. Reports vary about the trail’s usage; one claims it to be “lightly trafficked” while another says it’s “one of the area’s most popular… experiences.” As on other nearby trails, expanses of
Did you really travel if you didn’t take any pictures? Crested Butte is nothing short of incredible sight seeing along with all the adventure in every corner. Here are the best places to have your camera ready! Drive Kebler Pass for Fall Colors Kebler Pass, or Gunnison County Road (GCR) 12, is an excellent place to see fall colors in Colorado. You won't get nearly as much congestion as on Independence Pass in Aspen, but you get just as many yellow and amber leaves. During the months of September and
Looking for a new place to travel on a budget? During your trip, it’s normal to look for ways to discover more parts of Crested Butte without dipping into your ski budget. How about some opportunities to have fun without spending a dime? Here are some activities that are perfect for just that. Kebler Pass offers the panoramic views of golden aspen during fall and serves as a venue for a variety of snow sports such as skiing and cross country snow mobile trips during winters. As well as a
A trip to Colorado would be incomplete without a bit of skiing. For some adventure seekers, this is a regular occurrence. But if you’re new to the sport and don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered! Thankfully, Crested Butte is famous for it’s downhill slopes and if you’re low on gear, look no further than these spots in Crested Butte. Epic Mountain Rentals With multiple locations across Colorado, stretching out west in California and greeting the continental neighbor, Canada. They have serviced all kinds of skiers from beginner