Crested Butte: A Summer Utopia

Crested Butte has transformed with the weather from a powder paradise to a summer utopia. Saying goodbye to the snow has become bittersweet as Crested Butte says hello to crystal blue skies, an abundance of sunshine, and crisp mountain air. With breath-taking scenery, a laid-back atmosphere, and outdoor adventures for every taste, personality, and level of expertise, Crested Butte is the perfect picture of a mountain getaway.

Crested Butte in the Summer

From biking and hiking to shopping and fine-dining, Crested Butte has a variety of activities for every type of vacationer. Here are just a few of the activities and adventures you can enjoy while vacationing at Crested Butte.

Zipline Tours– These guided Zipline Tours will definitely get your adrenaline pumping.

Biking– The Evolution Bike Park features 25 miles and 16 trails for every level of biker. To make it even better, on Friday nights from 4:30-7pm, Crested Butte is offering FREE lift tickets. All the avid mountain bikers will also want to make sure they get over to Trail #401, which is internationally recognized as one of the best mountain bike trails in the world.

Hiking– Whether you are Hiking the Peak, Hiking to Aspen, or venturing off on one of the other scenic hikes Crested Butte has to offer, there are few things as peaceful and enjoyable as a Colorado hike.

Crested Butte Aspens. Photo taken by Daniel Rowan.

Horseback Riding– If hiking isn’t your cup of tea but you still want to explore the beautiful Crested Butte outdoors, then Horseback Riding might just be the activity for you.

Off-Road Adventures– With over a thousand miles of motorized trails, Taylor Park in Crested Butte is an off-road enthusiast’s paradise.

Cruiser Biking– A great way to experience downtown, townies, also known as cruiser bikes, are the most popular mode of transportation in Crested Butte. These fun bikes can be rented from any of the numerous bike shops.

Rafting– The Taylor River is the perfect place for an enjoyable river rafting trip or for a relaxing day of fishing.

Although traditionally known as an iconic ski destination, Crested Butte is adding variety to its reputation and gaining recognition as a summer utopia.

Safe Travels,

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