What to Do: Crested Butte Activities

Anytime of the year, there are a plethora of Crested Butte activities to find yourself enjoying. This region of Colorado is a recreational mecca, known for its skiing and snow sports in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. Don’t fret if those activities aren’t your thing. There’s much more fun to be had for every level of fitness.

Summer & Fall Activities

Summer and Fall activities also include camping, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding and much more. Take in the wildflowers with a stroll on more than a dozen nearby trails. Feeling a bit more ambitious? Hike up to the summit of Mt. Crested Butte for a birds eye view of the town and valley. The trout fishing in Gunnison county is some of the best found in world with cold, clear water flowing from the high mountains.

Winter & Spring Activities

Winter and Spring activities feature snow sports such as nordic, backcountry, and alpine skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers amazing trails for all skill levels including world class extreme terrain. It’s no wonder Crested Butte has been called Colorado’s last great ski town.


You’ll want the best equipment for your budget to truly take advantage of all of these recreational opportunities and many local shops can get you equipped. Keep in mind you’re at or over 9,000 feet above sea level for many of these activities. There isn’t much humidity up here and the sun is especially strong. Be sure to stay hydrated and don’t forget the sunblock!

And to soothe those sore muscles after a long day, who wouldn’t want a massage? There are spa choices both on and off the mountain to soothe your body and ultimate relaxation.

Need a Place to Stay?

Academy Place
  • 6 Brand New Luxury Cottages
  • Personal Concierge Team
  • Pet-Friendly Rentals
  • Nestled in Downtown Crested Butte

5th & Whiterock Ave • (970) 349-5780

Check Availability

Crested Butte's newest boutique hotel style lodging at Academy Place guarantees that you’ll have a welcoming and relaxing place to stay. The professional concierge team is ready to assist you with reservations, activities bookings, grocery delivery and much more! Full property buyouts are also available for weddings, reunions, and corporate events. Bundle cottages together for extended families and those traveling together.