Browse or Buy: Crested Butte Shops

Take a relaxing stroll down Elk avenue (Crested Butte’s main street) and find your fill of retail shops, specialty stores, and galleries. There aren’t any corporate chain stores here. In fact, historical preservation guidelines help prevent them from popping up, and instead give a boost to locally owned Crested Butte shops. Each store offers unique styles and hidden gems you won’t find anywhere else.

Talented artists also flock to CB to be inspired by the mountain vistas, large aspen groves, and babbling brooks. Stop into one of the numerous art and photo galleries to view or purchase some of their evocative work. You might be surprised at the dramatic beauty they’ve captured in every season.

The speed limit in town is a pedestrian friendly 15 mph and townie bikes are the preferred local method of transportation. Many lodges offer them complimentary to guests as well. So go ahead and find that distinct piece of clothing, art, or jewelry that will be sure to remind you of your magnificent stay here.

Featured Shop

Scout’s General

509 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 642-5770 
Daily: 12pm–5pm
Open 11am during the holiday weeks


This general store has an amazing array of locally sourced food, beverages, gifts, cards, jewelry, and much more. Stop in for necessities like sunblock or First Ascent coffee. Many of the items you’ll find are made by our friends in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley.