The Ultimate Crested Butte Experience

Real Estate Agent with The Heather Woodward Team - Keller Williams Realty Colorado Heritage

The historic district of Crested Butte is replete with charm and culture. Living in Crested Butte, or CB as the locals call it, offers plenty of activities, quality schools, and fine dining for every occasion. The best part? You don’t need your own transportation. Find a new, exciting way to spend your time by taking the free Mountain Express shuttle or the affordable Gunnison Valley RTA bus route to your destination.

Things to Do in Crested Butte

Crested Butte is easy to navigate and offers something for everyone. Discover your new favorite CB activity with this helpful area guide.

Crested Butte Colorado 81224Local Attractions

Whether you enjoy learning about history or want to help your children learn about the world, Crested Butte features attractions for any occasion. History buffs enjoy theCrested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, which features a garden, mountain bike exhibit, and important mementos of CB’s mining past. If you prefer, explore fine art at Fifth Street Gallery or Oh Be Joyful Gallery located in the heart of downtown.

When looking for a fun place to let kids be kids, check out the Trailhead Children’s Discovery Museum at the Crested Butte Mountain Art and Science Center. Keep in mind that not all attractions in Crested Butte are man-made. Nestled in the midst of the Gunnison National Forest, Crested Butte offers hiking and camping opportunities that are second to none.

Seasonal Activities

Every season in CB provides locals with a reason to celebrate. From New Year’s Eve celebrations enjoyed by the entire community to summertime festivals featuring live music and great food, there is always something exciting to do in Crested Butte. Highly anticipated summer celebrations include the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, the Crested Butte Music Festival, and the Crested Butte Festival of Arts.

Once the winter season begins, the outdoors — otherwise the perfect place for biking, hiking, and water sports — becomes a magical wonderland perfect for playing hockey, ice skating, or hitting the slopes. Nearby Mt. Crested Butte is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, and offers amenities including a year round ski resort.

Entertainment & Dining

The CB community offers many highly rated dining and entertainment venues, whether you’re in the mood for a quiet steak dinner or a live music. Among the best restaurants in Crested Butter are Ryce Asian Bistro and Ginger Cafe, both bringing Asian-inspired dishes to the community. For a meal that will make you feel as though you’ve traveled south of the border, head to Donita’s Cantina on Elk Ave.

If you want to try a little southern flavor, visit The Slogar for family style steak dinners and fried chicken for a hearty meal reminiscent of the area’s beginnings. Add entertainment to your itinerary by catching a movie at the Ruby Cinema or a live play at the Crested Butte Mountain Theatre.

Enjoy the Good Life in CB

Living in CB isn’t just fun, it’s life-enriching. Local schools, such as Crested Butte Community School for grades K-12, receive top ratings and are conveniently close to the area’s best homes. The perfect place to raise a family, Crested Butte is a safe, exciting, and scenic town to call home.

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Comments (6)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Heather,  You are so lucky, what a great place to call home.  If I have anyone moving up that way, I will let you know.

Mar 04, 2015 08:59 AM
Heather Woodward

Thanks Will. You are right. I am so fortunate to live and work here. How's your year going in Denver? Thanks for keeping me in mind. I will do the same!

Mar 04, 2015 09:00 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Heather, this is a wonderful post about your legendary Crested Butte and all that it has to offer visitors and residents alike.  I really enjoyed going through your links! 

Well done, and welcome to Active Rain.  There are lots of Keller Williams groups to post to here on AR!

Mar 04, 2015 09:21 AM
Heather Woodward

Why thank you Bruce. I'll have to check out those other groups and I appreciate your feedback.

Mar 04, 2015 09:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hi Heather,  Denver market needs INVENTORY.  I have 3 buyers and having a hard time finding them anything, and I am down to just one listing, I noarmally have 5 to 8.


Mar 04, 2015 09:55 AM
Heather Woodward

Will, We are getting that way too in certain areas.

Mar 05, 2015 06:33 AM