Crested Butte Snowshoeing

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For those who love hiking, snowshoeing is your winter counterpart. From groomed trails to pristine backcountry wilderness, snowshoeing gives you all-access exploration of surrounding areas in Crested Butte. If you choose to use the Crested Butte Nordic Center groomed track or need rental equipment, be sure to purchase a day pass or reserve snowshoes in advance on their website.

Miles of Exploration

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Ungroomed Trails

SnodgrassMt. CB/GothicModerate
Upper Upper LoopBrush CreekModerate
Brush Creek Brush CreekEasy
Long Lake Washington GulchEasy

Groomed Trails

AreaLocationNordic Pass RequiredGroomed
East SideBy the SchoolYesYes
The BenchBehind the Nordic CenterYesYes
Magic MeadowsPeanut Lake/Slate RiverYesYes
Riverbend2 miles east of townNoYes
GothicEnd of Gothic RoadNoSnowmobile Track
SnodgrassEnd of Gothic RoadNoNo
Brush Creek3 miles east of townNoSnowmobile Track
Washington Gulch4 miles north of townNoSnowmobile Track

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Crested Butte Nordic Center

620 2nd St, Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-1707WebsiteMap

If you fly into the Gunnison Airport, it may be difficult to transport your snowshoes. The Crested Butte Nordic Center offers rentals for snowshoes, boots, and poles. Full day rentals are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 16 and under. You can snowshoe all of their groomed trails (over 50km!) and the Nordic Center also offers guided backcountry tours.

Irwin Guides

218 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Irwin Guides also offer a unique backcountry guiding experience. Your half day snowshoe experience is guaranteed to be a time to remember for you, friends, and family. Explore open meadows, aspen groves, and dark timber, while enjoying pristine views and wildlife during this all inclusive tour. $175 for one person and $125 each for a party over two.

Featured Lodging

Pioneer Guest Cabins

  • 8 Adorable Cabins on 10 Acres
  • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Free Wifi
  • Creekside Hot Tub • Cozy Fireplaces

2094 Co Rd 740, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5517Map

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The Pioneer Guest Cabins are located just south of the town of Crested Butte. Nestled in a stunning mountain valley, along a tranquil creek the Pioneer offers the quintessential Colorado cabin experience. Combining rustic beauty with modern conveniences the Pioneer is a truly unique mountain lodging experience. Surrounded in all directions by National Forest, you can hike, bike, fish, ski or snowshoe right from your cabin door!