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
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
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
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!