Kara & Daren

Attractions

Crested Butte is our favorite spot in colorado in the summer. It is known as the wildflower capital of colorado! While the wedding is on the (ski) mountain of Mt. Crested Butte, the town is just down the hill (5 minutes drive). The town is where we fell in love with CB. Elk avenue is the main street and it is filled with diverse restaurants and colorful shops. We hope you are able to spend some time there. For those guests that are not driving to CB, there are frequent(free) shuttles from the hotel into town. There are also plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors while in CB... The website www.visitcrestedbutte.com has information on activities, dining, shopping, and lodging.

Hiking

Hiking

Summit Mt. Crested Butte (12,000+ feet) by taking the Silver Queen lift (located between the Lodge at Mountaineer Square and the Elevation Hotel) partly up the mountain, and hiking the rest of the way (approximately 1 mile) to the top! It is an amazing hike! Lift tickets are available at the Adventure Center in the courtyard of Mountaineer Square. Or do a more leisurely hike down from the Silver Queen lift to the Red Lady lift just to see all the beautiful wildflowers!

White water rafting

White water rafting

This rafting trip was on the Taylor river in Almont, CO (the small town in between Crested Butte and Gunnison). We used Three Rivers Outfitting, www.3riversresort.com , #1-888-761-3474, Almont, CO. Another company is Scenic River Tours, www.scenicrivertours.com, #970-641-3131, Gunnison, CO.

Shopping/dining out/bench sitting

Shopping/dining out/bench sitting

Elk avenue is the main drag in Crested Butte... Get a cup of coffee at Camp 4 Coffee, grab a bite to eat at The Ginger (asian), Donita's Cantina, Brick Oven Pizza, The Wooden Nickel (for great burgers), Marchitelli's Gourmet Noodle, or East Side Bistro. Relax at The Princess Wine Bar with a drink! See "dining in crested butte" section for more info. This picture was taken in June, aren't the shops cute?

Golf

Golf

Located at The Club at Crested Butte. This view is from the top of Mt. Crested Butte, looking down on the golf course. #970-349-6131

Mountain biking

Mountain biking

Crested Butte is famous for its mountain biking. You can bike one of the many trails (take the Red Lady lift at the hotels up CB mountain), or even bike between Crested Butte & Aspen. Bike rentals at Flatiron Sports, www.flatironsports.net , #970-349-6656.

Camping, Fishing & Off-Roading

Camping, Fishing & Off-Roading

The mountains around Crested Butte offer a variety of outdoor activities. There are many dirt roads & Jeep Trails to take you anywhere you may like. Contact Three Rivers Outfitting, www.3riversresort.com , or 1-888-761-FISH (3474) for more info.

Adventure Park

970-349-2262

Adventure center located adjacent to the Lodge at Mountaineer Square

Great for kids! Bungee trampoline and a climbing wall! The Adventure Center can also set you up with lift tickets, horse trailrides, mountain biking tours, tennis and golf, rafting trips, guided fishing trips, and 4 WD drive tours. # 1-800-847-6877