Summer Activities in Crested Butte
The outdoor activity options in Crested Butte, Colorado are endless. Our mountains are a recreational playground filled with adventures for everyone. Whether it’s paddle boarding, golfing, horseback riding, or white water rafting, this is a summer paradise for everyone. Listed below are our top three favorite summer activities.
BIG AL’S BYCYCLE HEAVEN | 207 ELK AVENUE, CRESTED BUTTE, CO | (970) 349-0514
BIKING: Crested Butte is known as Colorado’s Mountain Bike Capital. There are many different forms of biking in Crested Butte. From biking on our complimentary bikes around town and neighborhoods to mountain biking on some of the best single track trails in Colorado or riding E-bikes on a 30 mile route of paved roads, the biking options are plentiful. Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven is the perfect place to rent mountain bikes or E-bikes. There are over 700 miles of single track trails available in our area. Big Al’s has the most knowledgeable experts to help direct you to the trails that are just right for you.
THE ALPINEER | 419 Sixth Street, CRESTED BUTTE, CO | (970) 349-5210
HIKING: Starting in mid May and ending in late October, hiking season offers visitors a glimpse of the beauty and majesty found amongst our mountains and valleys. With hundreds of miles of hiking trails available, you are in for a real treat from easy to difficult levels available. Our most favorite time of the year to hike is the month of July when the wildflowers are in full bloom. The Alpineer is our favorite store to find all of the perfect hiking gear such as hiking poles, shoes, hats and bear spray.
THE CRESTED BUTTE ANGLER | 229 ELK AVENUE, CRESTED BUTTE, CO | (970) 349-1568
FISHING: The rivers and lakes of the Gunnison Valley are filled with many varieties of trout and salmon. Guided float and wade fly fishing adventures are highly encouraged and are a great way for fishermen and fisherwomen of all levels to explore the great outdoors. Crested Butte Angler guide service has experienced, professional fly fishing guides that can assist your group on a half or full day trip.