Outdoor Adventures

Looking to for an outdoor adventure in the mountains around Crested Butte? Nothing brings you closer to our grand alpine landscape quite like visiting Crested Butte’s many scenic destinations, each uniquely defining the area’s natural allure. This is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, and for good reason! In our winter wonderland, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and dog sledding are all ideal ways to fill your time. While on other outdoor adventures, you can hike gorgeous wooded trails, gaze upon waterfalls, go paddling, or even embark on a horseback riding excursion! If you wish to spend your day taking in the fresh mountain air, there’s no better place to be than Crested Butte. Here are the top things to do for outdoor enthusiasts! Check out our resources for exploring this beautiful area and everything it has to offer.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort has what you need for outdoor activities all summer long. Biking, chairlift rides, zipline tours, the adventure park, mini golf, disc golf, hiking, etc.

Visit the website for more details.

location: 12 Snowmass Rd, Mt. Crested Butte 81225

Phone: (970) 349-2222

Toll Free: (877) 547-5143

Colorado Adventure Rentals

Colorado Adventure Rentals ATVs and snowmobiles are a great way to see areas that are otherwise only accessible by foot or horse. I love to hike, camp, fish and hunt, and our vehicles allow me to experience the best that Colorado has to offer without taking multi-day backpacking trips. Since my little boy Justin is not yet able to take big hikes, we are able to get out to some great places as well. We love to ride in our Polaris Ranger utility vehicle and we highly recommend this vehicle option for families or couples who want to ride together.

Phone: 970-641-3525

Scenic River Tours

Scenic River Tours, located in Gunnison County, Colorado, is a short drive from Crested Butte, Lake City, Montrose, and the surrounding towns on the Western Slope of Colorado. We offer guided rafting, fishing, inflatable kayak trips and rock climbing sessions. We also provide rafting equipment rentals and sales. We are your recreation headquarters for the summer! We have been in business since 1977 and are your locally owned and operated adventure experts. Look no further for your Colorado white water rafting adventure this summer!

location: 703 W Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO

Phone: (970) 641-3131

Sawbuck Adventures Horseback Riding

Sawbuck Outfitters Colorado Wilderness Horseback adventures offering Wilderness Horseback rides, overnight horseback retreats, drop camps for hikers, and horse owners. We welcome you to our wild wilderness adventures. You will find wild wilderness adventures for the whole family. No horse experience necessary!

location: Horse Ranch Park on County Rd 12 (Kebler Pass)

Phone: 970-921-3557

Hartman Rocks

Hartman Rocks Recreation Area includes over 8,000 acres of public land jointly managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the city of Gunnison, and Gunnison County. Located just on the outskirts of the city, Hartman Rocks is one of Gunnison`s greatest gems. It`s a paradise of desert mountain biking, hiking, motorcycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, trail running, and Nordic skiing. With miles of trails and roads maintained by the BLM and local Gunnison recreation groups, Hartman`s is one of western Colorado`s best kept secrets.

location: Gunnison, CO

Blue Mesa – Elk Creek Marina

Blue Mesa Reservoir is a water sport enthusiasts dream. The large, wide-open reservoir makes it perfect for boating, sailing, and messing around. It’s the place to enjoy water skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boards, beach time, and for the hardy few, even swimming in the mid-summer months. But it`s the deep water and big fish that makes Blue Mesa Reservoir well known.

The Elk Creek complex is the major facility of Blue Mesa Reservoir. It features the main marina, Pappy`s Restaurant, a visitors center and campground. The marina offers in and out boat launching, a store, fish tackle, gasoline, boat rentals, kayaks, canoes, SUP`s and boat slips. The marina and the restaurant are only open in the summer, while the NPS visitors center and campground are open year-round. Elk Creek Marina is located 16 miles west of Gunnison on Highway 50. There is a well marked turn-off.

location: 16 mi. W of Gunnison on Hwy 50

Phone: 970-641-0707

The Club at Crested Butte – Golf Course

A four-season mountain experience providing you with the quintessential laid-back Colorado lifestyle. Whatever the season, the Club at Crested Butte makes it easy to create memories in pursuit of the things you love alongside the ones you love.

location: 385 Country Club Drive

Phone: 970-349-8601


Ready to Paddle the Mountains?

Whether you are a first time paddler or already love to SUP, we have something for everyone. We even sell the awesome paddle boards we rent.

location: 607 6th St

Phone: 970-309-1491