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Whitewater Rafting -

3 Rivers Rafting

Offers great white water rafting on the Taylor River - Classes I, II, and III. Raft in large rafts, or... if you've got some hot dog 18 year olds (or you just feel that way) try the duckies! (see left). You will never forget it! 1-888-761-3474




Fly Fishing -

fishing in gunnison and fishing in crested butteWILLOWFLY ANGLERS AT THREE RIVERS RESORT - Come Fly Fishing! - email:


Operating for over 30 years, 3 River's Fishing Guides offer experienced fly fishing guides, excellent private water options, and a full service fly fishing shop. We are the only Orvis Endorsed Outfitter in our area and we were recently named as one of the top five Orvis Endorsed Outfitters in North America. The Orvis distinction means that we are held to the high standards of the Orvis Company and we offer a full line of their products. Our trip offerings include Walk/Wade, Float and even private water. Read more and book on






Float and Dine! in Crested Butte -

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"Garlic Mike's Float 'N Dine" trip - from 3 Rivers.

Scroll down when you click over to the Float n Dine page...Guests raft from Almont to Garlic Mike's and then have a wonderful meal there.



Stand Up Paddle-Boarding in Crested Butte - delivery and pick up!


stand up paddlebaording in crested butteFloat-Shack is one of Crested Butte’s Premier Stand Up Paddle Board & Float Tube Rentals-

Free Delivery Available in Gunnison and Crested Butte - always!
Call them at 970-209-9747 and get yourself organized for adventures!- Half Day and Full Day options - Kid Specific paddleboards. Lake Irwin, Slate River, Blue Mesa.



electric bikes crested butteWe also love Wheelies and Waves - which is based right on Elk Ave., and often you can just stick the paddleboard (with help) right on your car right there and take off. Great service. We had alot of fun paddleboarding on Lake Irwin! They have Electric Bikes as well.




Creekside Spa

creekside spa crested buttecreekside spa crested butteThe Creekside Spa at 120 Elk Ave. in Crested Butte, offers Swedish massage, deep tissue, hot stone, ski and sport massage, altitude adjustment massage, couples massage, mother to be massage, and four-handed massage (!).

Spa treatments include aromatherapy salt scrub, dead sea mud wrap, revitalizing foot treatment. New services!: Facials and full body waxing services and lash and brow tinting, and lash lifts. Call 970-325-3860.

"I LOVED THIS SPA! Their prices are less, they are a small shop with royal treatment, and they open a window so you have a massage while you listen to the river outside and the birds singing in the trees. it is an amazing experience. They are wonderful. Don't think twice."




ATV's - We have a great local guide for you!

atv in crested butteColorado Adventure Rentals: ATV’s can take you higher and further into the gorgeous Rocky Mountain backcountry, and summertime in Crested Butte and the surrounding Gunnison Valley is breath-taking. Come and experience the majesty and peacefulness of the place we call home! Call l - 970-641-3525




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Mountain Biking in Crested Butte -



crested butte mountain bike rentalsPeople call Crested Butte the mountain biking center of Colorado. The mounain itself has trails for you - take the lift up, come down!Trails are everywhere! The trail to town from the mountain – the so-called “rec trail” , the trails you ride down from Red Lady after taking the lift up, and the Lower Loop trails are great beginner trails. This book on the left is a great source. Pedal thru Paradise! rent your gear at Big Al's Bicycle Heaven!

Explore! There are amazing trails to experience!

Hiking in (Heaven) Crested Butte -

Hiking trails of unearthly beauty are everywhere in Crested Butte – there are easy trails like the Lower Loop, sturdier trails like the Upper Loop, and amazingly difficult trails… Once again, I recommend you get a book with maps! Buy in advance and take with! Here is a link to a great hiking book on Amazon.
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The Base Area for Adults -

The Base Area offers more than great music in the evenings. The chair lifts run all summer and into the fall. Hook your mountain bike to the back and bike down! You can rent bikes at the base. Or hike down! The view around Crested Butte valley is so amazing.

mountain biking at the base in crested butteThe Evolution Bike Park -40 Miles of Bike Trails await you! and Lessons to improve your skills: Bike lessons are a great way to enhance your skills with an experienced certified pro!  Advance reservations are preferred and can be made by calling (877) 547-5143.



Summer Lift Rides -Ride the Silver Queen or Red Lady Express to the top of Crested Butte Mountain. From the top of the Silver Queen you may hike to the Peak of Crested Butte Mountain, have a picnic or simply ride the lift back down. The Red Lady Express carries bikes to access the many trails and roads on Crested Butte Mountain. From June 13-Sept. 13.(970) 349-2211



archery at mt Crested ButteArchery! To align with the incredible hunting opportunities within the Gunnison Valley, CBMR offers a 20-target archery course at the top of the Red Lady Express for archers to practice their skills all summer long. Mule deer, whitetail deer, black bear, fox, coyote and elk are set amongst the beautiful mountain landscape in a format that appeals to all ability levels. The loop from the lift covers a total of approximately one and a half miles and returns archers to the top of the chairlift, where they can download back to the base area.


disc golf crested butteDisc Golf!-Bring your own discs and try Colorado's most scenic 18-hole disc golf course!

Crested Butte’s disc golf course 10-3 @ CB, named after the course’s elevation, is eighteen holes of pure fun for beginners and seasoned players alike. The course begins at the top of the Red Lady Express Lift and meanders to within easy strolling distance of the base area.

In addition, Crested Butte offers a short course accessed from the top of the Red Lady Express. The short course is a beautiful hike that has amazing views of Mt. Crested Butte. The course loops back to the Red Lady Lift once you have completed your round. Large pine trees surround you and will challenge your skills of throwing your discs in the perfect spot. Have fun, take it easy and enjoy this beautiful activity at Crested Butte.


The Base for Kids!

crested butte condo for rentSummer Camps -CampCB, Mountain Adventures, and Mountain Sports Bike Team - depending on the age of your child they have fun waiting! (970) 349-2211

Adventure Park -Enjoy Mini Golf, Rock Climbing, Bungee Trampolines, the new Tin Cup Mining Company, and the Coke Zero Gravity BagJump. The Adventure Park is located at the Mt. Crested Butte base area and is fun for the entire family. Adventure Park activities include a covered 18 hole mini-golf course, bungee trampoline, climbing wall and airbag jump. (970) 349-2211

The Summer Art Fair -

The first weekend in August is the annual Crested Butte Art Fair! The main drag, Elk Avenue becomes filled with artists and booths from all over. There are bands, excellent food demonstrations, dancing, and lots of happy people. This is also the weekend of the local Rotary's Rubber Ducky Race. Buy a little yellow duck and cheer as zillions of little yellow ducks wind down thru the river that runs thru town. One of the best spots to watch is the back of the Eldo bar. If you come to Crested Butte in subscribe to my youtube channelSummer, try not to miss the Art Fair, and don't miss the Rubber Ducky Race!



Horseback Riding - crested butte condos

Fantasy Ranch offers lovely beginner rides up Snodgrass Mountain, a gorgeous ride just across the road from Mt. Crested Butte – just drive up Hwy. 135 past Mt. Crested Butte towards Gothic and before too far it’s on your left. They also offer amazing pack trips to Aspen and to the back country. The owner Chuck, is affable and hardworking! Spend some time with Fantasy Ranch Outfitters – well worth your while. 970-349-5425


Taylor Park Marina -

taylor park marinaTaylor Park Marina- at Taylor Lake is fun for all! Catch giant pike and trout in rented boats and gear! Phone: (Spring/Summer) 970-641-2922; (Winter) 719-395-6484. Annual fishing derby June 11! Rubber ducky races July 4 and Labor day! Check the calendar event pages!

Lake fishing!With gorgeous vistas all around the Taylor Reservoir.Taylor Park Marina rents fishing boats, pontoons, and rents or sells all your fishing equipment needs. Taylor Park Marina carries a full line of fishing lures and bait.


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Elevation Spa and Gym -

The Elevation Spa at 500 Gothic Rd. in Mt. Crested Butte, offers massage ( Swedish, hot rock, "skiier's relief", couples, sports, deep tissue, aroma and more), facials (European, gentleman's and more), and a wonderful fitness center. The fitness center offers 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month memberships, which include lockers, pool, hot tubs, steam and sauna. The fitness enter is free wth a spa treatment.

Call 970-251-3500.


rocky mountain biology labRocky Mountain Biology Lab -

RMBL (Rocky Mountain Biology Lab) focuses on the importance of preserving and providing access to historical data about the local ecosystems. Tours, talks and courses for kids and adults change every summer! we try to keep you updated here. The children's programs should not be missed! As scientists address ever more sophisticated questions about a dynamic world, RMBL is a vital resource for discovering nature’s fundamental ecological and evolutionary processes.



One hour tours at the rmbl science centerOne Hour Tours- RMBL-We offer two 1-hour tours each day starting at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., $15 per person.

Each tour includes light to moderate hiking as you follow your interpretive guide up the winding footpaths of the Gothic town site to research meadows, forests and streams. Tours are for adults (and for kids age 12 and over with an adult).




Public Programs- RMBL

Lectures and Presentations by the scientists of the Rocky Mountain Lab. See the full schedule of topics and times!




Golf - golf in crested butte

Surrounded by majestic mountains, The Club at Crested Butte offers a Championship Robert Trent Jones 18 hole public golf course. Call 800-628-5496.



Mountain Climbing - mountain climbing crested butte

Rock Climbing - fun for the whole family! Call Scenic River Tours at 970-641-3131. Love this so much!

Choose from the Taylor Boat House, Hartman's Rocks or Gateview Canyon (an all day trip). Suprisingly affordable, safe, a thrill!


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