8 Summer & Fall Crested Butte Activities for Kids

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Entertaining your kids on their trip here is vital, yet incredibly easy. With a ton of options, especially during the warmer months, they won’t ever get bored. In Crested Butte we value our kids and the opportunities we can provide for them here. Get the kids out and play as if you’re one of them!

1. Story Time on Lower Loop


The Lower Loop trail located right outside of town provides easy hiking, and a read along story for the kids. Enjoy the great outdoors with fresh air, beautiful vistas, and follow the path to read the story!


2. Ride the Silver Queen


A lift on the Silver Queen at Crested Butte Mountain Resort is wonderful and safe experience for kids along with adults. Ride up to 11,875 feet in 7 minutes, while taking in dramatic views of Whetstone Mountain across the valley and the summit of Mt. Crested Butte just ahead. There are a few hiking trail options from the top of the lift including a tough, but rewarding hike to the peak for those up for a challenge.


3. Dance at Concerts


(Photo/Petar Dophchev)

The Crested Butte Music Festival proudly supports the love for music of all genres starting at a young age, offering all their maintstage events for FREE for kids ages 7-17 years old. Plus, access to world class musicians and instruments through their music education programs throughout the summer.

Alpenglow shows every Monday are also a good time to jam out with the family to live tunes outside!


4. Movie Night Under the Stars


(Photo/Lydia Stern)

Once a month throughout the summer, the Old Rock Library plays a FREE movie for families. Popcorn, snuggles, a great movie, family, and the mountains … sounds like a great night! Scheduled movies are posted on their Facebook page.


5. Play by the Water


Head down to the water and cast a line or skip some rocks. Every kid should know how to do these timeless activities.


6. CBMR Adventure Park


(Photo/Petar Dophchev)

Zipline, bungee jump, mini golf, bag jump, and the museum are located at the base of the mountain all summer long! Make it easy for the kids to have a great time by booking your stay at a Crested Butte Mountain Resort hotel or VRBO! Book your winter vacation early and save big (25% off lodging!)


7. Trailhead Children’s Museum


The Trailhead Children’s Museum strives to offer an engaging and dynamic environment that inspires children and families to explore, create and learn together through discovery and play. It’s the perfect place to play!

The museum also just recently moved down to town at the corner of Gothic Ave. and Teocalli Ave. Be sure to stop by!


8. Go to the Park


It’s the simple things that make Crested Butte a family paradise. Rainbow Park provides a beautiful backdrop and an excellent jungle gym. See where it is on the map.