: Gunnison CO
Car: not necessary
The Crested Butte area is the best of Colorado -- summer or winter. Great skiing. Great Hiking. Great eating and shopping. The Wildflower Capital of Colorado. And the birthplace of the 'mountain bike.'
Crested Butte has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere that makes you feel at home on your first visit -- or after many years of repeated visits. Are there people who come to Crested Butte only once? Yes. But it's because they never leave.
And the best part of the area is the heart of the old town: 'Historic Crested Butte,' a few blocks clustered around the main street at the west end of town were settled in the late 1800s by wonderful, hearty people. The big industry in those days was coal mining, not gold or silver mining. That down-to-earth beginning still infuses the town with character today.
Crested Butte is exploding in popularity in recent years, but it's maintaining its unique heritage. It's like no other place in Colorado -- or anywhere else for that matter.
Golf: There's a beautiful golf course on the edge of town: The Club at Crested Butte. This Robert Trent Jones II Championship Golf Course was proclaimed by Mountain Golf Magazine to be '... one of the finest golf courses in the mountains, if not the entire country.'
Ski: This base area is a 10-12 minute ride away on the free Shuttle Bus that arrives and departs every 15 minutes just 1/2 block form the house. It's very convenient and dependable.