Kids Activities in Crested Butte

In Winter & Spring by Kryptonite Creative

Crested Butte isn’t only for adults. Aside from the fact that in the winter Elk Avenue is essentially a playground, CB has loads for kids to enjoy while visiting. We’ve listed some of the sweetest spots to kick it with the kids, many of which are totally FREE for them.

Need a Kid-Friendly place to stay? Crested Butte Mountain Resort has plenty of options including slope-side rooms right next to the Adventure Center.

Ski LessonsCBMRLessons offered for kids between 3 and 17
Adaptive SportsAdaptive Sports CenterMultiple activities, kids of all ages
Adventure ParkCBMRRock climbing, mini golf, bungee trampoline
Dog SleddingWashington GulchDaily tours
Downhill SkiingCBMR6 & under ski FREE, discounted 17 & under
Ice SkatingTown of Crested ButteFREE access, rentals available
Kid's Night OutCBMRCall for reservations
MoviesMajestic Theater$8 tickets for 12 & under
Nordic SkiingNordic CenterFREE rentals and trail passes for 17 & under, lessons available
Music & ArtsCenter for the ArtsPerformances throughout the season
Sled & TubeTown of Crested ButteFREE, or buy a sled (available at CB Kids)
SnowshoeNordic CenterFREE rentals for 17 & under, guides available
Trailhead Children's MuseumCBMRDrop off programs
Zip LineCBMRMust be 70 lbs to ride
LibraryCB LibraryChildren's reading section & events for kids
Sleigh RideFantasy Ranch Private sleigh ride, max. 4 adults & 2 children at a time
Build a snowman/iglooAnywhereFREE


Check out the interactive map below to get more info on locations of these fun activities for kids!

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s ski-in/ski-out hotel is not only conveniently located, but features a luxurious mountain experience. Elevation Hotel is a combination of mountain charm and contemporary urban design. Discover fine dining at the 9380 restaurant located within the building, spa, and full-service hotel amenities that also include a free town shuttle.


Mountain Tops T-shirts

304 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5413

T-shirts and an assortment of Crested Butte gifts and gear.

CB Kids

201 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-2884

Kids clothes and accessories for those who love the mountain lifestyle.

Pooh’s Corner

302 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6539
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The local’s favorite shopping stop for toys, games, puzzles, and more.