Summer Activities to Enjoy in the Crested Butte Area Summer Activities to Enjoy while in the Crested Butte Area:
ADVENTURE PARK: Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s new Adventure Park features scenic chairlift rides, downhill mountain biking, mini-golf, disc golf, a bungee trampoline, climbing wall and zip line tours: 970-349-4554
BIKING: The Crested Butte area network of trails is a considered a Mecca for mountain biking. There are options for riders of all styles and abilities. There are also options for road cycling in the area. Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven has bike rentals, maps, and gear: 970-349-0515. On the Mountain, Peak Sports will set you up for chair lift serviced downhill mountain biking: 970-349-6121.
HIKING: Whether your preference is for day trips, overnight backpacking, or multiple day traverses, the Crested Butte area offers a hike for everyone. The Alpineer has everything you need for a successful adventure: 970-349-5210.
FLY FISHING: Fishing in the area is unmatched in the world. Since 1987, Dragonfly Anglers will provide everything you need to catch a big fish. They also offer professionally guided fishing excursions: 970-349-1228. Another Guide is Rob Childerston with Gene Taylor, 303-868-4272 or www.highmtndrifters.com.
RAFTING: Exciting adventures await you on the Upper Taylor, Lower Taylor, and Gunnison Rivers. From overnight whitewater adventures to scenic dinner float trips, Three Rivers Resorts does it all: 970-641-1303.
BOATING: 19 miles long, with four arms ranging from one to three miles, and boasting 96 miles of shoreline, Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest body of water in Colorado. Pontoon boats are available for rent at the Blue Mesa Marina: 877-BLU-MESA.
GOLF: The Club at Crested Butte offers a beautiful 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II Championship Golf Course. Club at Crested Butte Pro Shop: 970-349-8601. In Gunnison, Dos Rios Golf Club incorporates the natural landscape and intertwines with the tree-lined Gunnison River. Dos Rios Pro Shop: 970-641-1482
TENNIS: The Club at Crested Butte boasts an exceptional, year-round tennis program, offering private lessons, clinics, and tournaments. Club at Crested Butte Pro Shop: 970-349-8601. The Crested Butte Town Courts are free public courts located at 6th and Elk Avenue. Mt. Crested Butte public courts are located at 911 Gothic Rd, next to Town Hall.
HORSEBACK RIDING: Fantasy Ranch offers a variety of horseback riding through the mountains and valleys of the Colorado back-country. Their experienced wranglers and animals can show you the time of your life: 970-349-5425.
MUSIC: A Crested Butte tradition, the Alpenglow Concert Series takes place on the lawn of the Center for the Arts every Monday evening. Bring your cooler, chair, and blanket. Also featuring an exciting lineup of bands, the Live from Mt. Crested Butte concert series takes place every Wednesday evening at the base of the ski area. Both events are free and run from 5:30-7:30pm.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding: Something new in Crested Butte is SUP. First timer or an expert you can Paddle Board in Paradise! ! CB SUP located next to True Value rents SUP boards for a Full Day, ½ Day, or after work. Great to take up to Lake Irwin or down the Slate River. Call and make a reservation ahead at 970-309-1491