Top Adventures in Crested Butte

  • Drive Kebler Pass for Fall Colors

    Kebler Pass, or Gunnison County Road (GCR) 12, is an excellent place to see fall colors in Colorado. You won't get nearly as much congestion as on Independence Pass in Aspen, but you get just as many yellow and amber leaves. The road is dirt but p...

  • Bike the Lower Loop

    While the trailhead for Lower Loop actually begins a mile and a half up Peanut Lake Road, travelers should start the trip from the town of Crested Butte, or by leaving vehicles in the designated parking area on the right hand side of the road, sho...

  • Camp at Kebler Pass

    Camping on Kebler Pass begins at around GPS: 38.89575, -107.214655. The pass is only available during the warmer summer months but is quite the treat. We went in August to catch an eclipse and the rolling free hills made it a great place to view f...

  • Hike to Meridian Lake

    The trail starts off with a small river crossing. You can find an easier place to cross nearby, or just march right through, if you have waterproof shoes or sandals.The beginning of the trail is the hardest. You will have a steep incline for about...

  • Overnight at the Maroon Hut

    Winter access to Maroon Hut in the historical Gothic townsite is by ski or snowshoe only. The ski out is 4 miles one way on moderate terrain to the Gothic Townsite, or roughly 1.5-2 hours depending on conditions.Vehicles can be left overnight at t...

    8 miles

  • Backcountry Ski at Snodgrass Mountain

    Settled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Crested Butte is a mecca for winter sports. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a local favorite for downhill skiing, but if lift lines (or lifts in general) aren't really your thing, head to Snodgrass Mo...

  • Trail Run at Snodgrass Mountain

    Looking for an easy trail run, close to town, with killer views? Snodgrass Mountain Trail is one of your best bets, with flowy singletrack through aspen groves and views of Mt. Gothic and Mt. Crested Butte. While there are endless beautiful trails...

    7 miles 950 ft gain

  • Camp at Oh Be Joyful Campground

    Oh Be Joyful Campground sits on the banks of the Slate River and consists of 15 camp sites dispersed over a decent amount of ground, split into two sides of the river. The river, when it's low is more of a stream and is only passable when it's low...

  • Hike to Blue Lake, Crested Butte, CO

    Overview: Round Trip about 15 miles, about 500 ft ascent at beginning and 1500 ft ascent in the last 1.5 miles, the majority of the hike is flat and through an AMAZING valley.  Getting There: Blue Lake Trailhead is located at Oh Be Joyful campgrou...

    15 miles 2115 ft gain

  • Hike Oh Be Joyful Pass

    From Crested Butte, drive north on Gothic Road and turn left on Slate River Road. Drive 4.5 miles on the dirt road and look for the Oh-Be-Joyful Campground which will be on your left.  Drive about 0.5 miles to the campground at the bottom of the h...

    16 miles

  • Explore the waterfalls of Oh Be Joyful Creek

    If you're not already camping there, park at Oh Be Joyful Campground, about 5 miles up County Road 734 from downtown Crested Butte. There's parking on either side of the river crossing, but you're going to have to get your feet wet anyway, so migh...

  • Mountain Bike Strand Hill

    Strand Hill is a Crested Butte local favorite -- and for good reason.While the trail is a loop system, there are two different ways you can do the climb:The first way is by riding up Farris Creek Road (an old Jeep trail). The trailhead will start ...

  • Summer, a season not to be missed in Aspen!

    "I came for the winter, and stayed for the summer," is a phrase you'll often hear around town. The weather is one of the highlights. During the day the temperature hovers in the 70's and 80's, and by evening the mercury will drop into the 60's. Aspen is a place to explore and a place to recharge. Breathe in the crisp mountain air while you discover our wide-open spaces by footbike, or horse. Restore your mind, body and spirit as you reconnect with nature and loved ones in Aspen’s great outdoors. Join us for a summer adventure that’s anything but ordinary.

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      Lottis Creek Campground

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