Crested Butte Neighborhoods

Crested Butte is much more than just an idyllic small town nestled in the mountains. There are many different neighborhoods within the greater Gunnison Valley. Each offers a wide variety of distinct views, amenities, and options from slope-side ski access to large acre spreads. Explore the many sides of CB and discover which one might be the best place to call home. 

Town of Mt. Crested Butte

Mt. Crested Butte is a great option for seasonal homeowners, investors looking to rent out ski condos and home owners who enjoy great ski access and lots of trail access. Mt. CB is incorporated as its own town with unique codes and policies.

A year-round free bus shuttle takes you into Downtown Crested Butte, just 3 miles away. A 2-mile recreational walking/biking path makes for a great commute as well. Neighborhoods surrounding the mountain vary in price, views and access. The subdivisions closest to the ski area offer ski-in/ski-out access and many condos, hotels and retail shops.

Nearby subdivisions outside of town of Mt. CB limits include Washington Gulch/Meridian Lake, Saddle Ridge, and Nicholson Lake up the Slate River Valley.

Town of Crested Butte

Once you walk down Elk Avenue you will fall in love with the old mining town charm. It's no surprise, this area is highly desirable for its proximity to restaurants, shops and events. For this reason, downtown Crested Butte has some of the highest property values in the area. The majority of town is a Designated Historic District, and the Board of Zoning and Architectural Review (BOZAR), requires new buildings and all construction to go through review.

On the east side of town, you have the K-12 Community School, along with Rainbow park, and access to the Rec Path. To the west there's more trail access. Nearby subdivisions and communities outside of town limits include Riverbend, Skyland (golf course area), Buckhorn Ranch (w/airstrip), Riverland, and Brush Creek.

Crested Butte South

CB South is a 7 mile drive south of the Town of Crested Butte. This unincorporated area includes Allen Homesites, the Highlands, The Ridge and The Meadows subdivisions. Many year-round residents enjoy the community park, tennis courts, and outdoor hockey rink overseen by the CB South Property Owners Association. The free bus shuttle stops near Red Mountain Park and goes straight into town or South to Almont and Gunnison as well.

Property prices tends to be less expensive than the northern end of the valley, with a mix of vacant land homesites, single family homes, condominiums and commercial land. Recreational opportunities surround this area (as they do everywhere), with Cement Creek being a popular destination. 

Lake Irwin

From the Town of Crested Butte, head up Kebler Pass Road for 9 miles and you'll arrive at the majestic locale of Lake Irwin. Wintertime access requires a snowmobile for transportation as the roads to Irwin are not maintained year-round. Despite this, there are some year-round residents who call it home. Nestled next to the Ruby Range, this area is off the grid, in the backcountry, and especially beautiful in both summer and winter.


Located nearly equidistant between Crested Butte and Gunnison, Almont boasts some of the best fly fishing and rafting in the state. This is a river lover’s dream with proximity to both the East River and Taylor River. Three Rivers Resort and the Almont Resort offer multiple shops, restaurants and lodging, including rental cabins and cottages.


Gunnison is at the base of our valley and roughly 26 miles from the town of Crested Butte. 'Sunny Gunny' houses a larger population, Western State College, our commercial airport, and many additional neighborhoods of its own. Even the climate is a bit different from CB, as it's located over 2,000 feet lower in elevation. Of course, there's no lack of recreational opportunities here as well. Blue Mesa reservoir, Hartman Rocks, and Signal Peak are just a few of the popular landmarks surrounding town.

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