2023 Crested Butte Fall Color Updates

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When is peak foliage? More than the general area of Colorado or even a mountain range, it really depends on the specific valley and elevation. Bookmark this page for regular updates so you know exactly when and where to go for the best fall colors in Crested Butte starting mid-September. Now get out and enjoy some leaf-peeping.

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2024 Travel CB Calendar

The new 2024 Travel CB calendar includes the best photos of Crested Butte and its surroundings each month. It makes the perfect holiday gift and you can save 10% on orders of three or more. A portion of the proceeds supports the Crested Butte Conservation Corps. The CBCC helps manage the impacts of visitors to our backcountry.

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Final Update - 10/16/23

It's rare to have more than one snow event each fall, and we were treated to multiple! The leaves have persisted longer than typical seasons and there's still some foliage to peep on the far side of Kebler Pass. Now we wait for ski season!

Location StatusRecommended Trails
Around TownWhat's left is mainly in downtown CB Upper Loop
Slate River ValleyBareLower Loop
Gothic ValleyBareJudd Falls
Kebler Pass Some Foliage Left on the Far SideThree Lakes Loop
Ohio PassNearly DoneBeaver Ponds
Brush CreekBareStrand Hill
Cement CreekBareCaves Trail
Washington GulchBareLong Lake


Featured Lodging

Elevation Hotel

  • Crested Butte's Only Slopeside Hotel
  • Mountainside Accommodations
  • Home of multiple culinary concepts, bars and lounges: José, the Matchstick Lounge & the billy barr
  • Pet friendly • Family Friendly
  • 3 Hot Tubs • Spa + Fitness Center
  • On-Site Guide Services
  • On-Site Ski + Bike Rentals

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500 Gothic Road • (970) 251-3000Directions

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Elevation Hotel and Spa is Crested Butte’s only slopeside hotel. No matter the season, Elevation’s mountainside accommodations offer stunning views and unrivaled access to trails and the lifts at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. New must-see culinary concepts, bars and lounges include José, the Matchstick Lounge and the billy barr.