Crested Butte is an excellent location for skiing, mountain biking, trekking and climbing. Perfect for families with kids, the former coal mining town is positioned in Gunnison County, Colorado. Whether it’s summer or winter, there are plenty of activities you can do Crested Butte. Below you are presented some of the famous ones.
Have a good time at the Fantasy Ranch
Fantasy Ranch provides amazing horseback journeys and a wide range of trail rides through the surrounding wild areas. The greatest ride you can experience with Fantasy Ranch starts in Crested Butte, it passes through the Maroon Bells Wilderness and it finishes in Aspen. If you get there during winter, you will have the possibility to enjoy a peaceful horseback ride through the adorable snow.
Relax at the Harmel’s Ranch Resort
Other great option is the Harmel’s Ranch Resort. It offers an incredible experience of more than 50 years, so it knows how to satisfy its clients. It features 37 cabins that are suitable for approximately 150 people. From June to August, the resort organizes fun activities every night, open-air cookouts two times a week, hay rides, fascinating pack trips during the night, square dancing and intriguing moonlight trail trips. Furthermore, you can also benefit from horsemanship classes, whitewater rafting lessons, fly fishing classes and hiking. If the only thing you want is to relax, you can enjoy the great therapeutic massages that are offered by experienced staff of the resort.
Venture in River Rafting with Three Rivers Resort
If you are fond of the rivers, the Three Rivers Resort is your best bet. It offers a plethora of activities including float trips, whitewater ventures, relaxing fishing trips, hiking, as well as enthralling duckie trips. Three Rivers will make sure that you and your entire family will have a whale of a time and memorable experiences.
Horseback riding with Tenderfoot Outfitters
Tenderfoot Outfitters offer thrilling horseback rides in the western style through unspoiled wild areas of Crested Butte. What is more, there is a great array of captivating activities you can choose from such as trail rides, adventure camps, exciting sessions of hunting, pack trips and fishing trips.
Exploring the Trailhead Children’s Museum
Both children and parents will certainly appreciate the Trailhead Children’s Museum. It displays over 13 interactive exhibits which are excellent for babies, toddlers and young kids. Consequently, the museum organizes Summer Camps, Science After School Programs and Studio Art School’s Art that can be attended by children who are between 3 and 12 years old. The purpose of the Trailhead Museum is to provide an appealing and energetic environment that motivates both kids and families to investigate, create and study together.
Extra activities at the Trailhead Children’s Museum in Crested Butte
Numerous types of concerts and parties are organized for your children, in order for them to have a lot of fun. On the other hand, there is also a series of educational programs, such as School Break Camps, Little Innovators & Mini Innovators, Letter of the Week, Kids Create and Exploration Station. All these are meant to develop the creativity and the skills of your children.
There are lots of great events through out the summer from the Fat Tire Bike Week, Fourth of July, Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Arts Fest Weekend… every Monday evening there is a free Alpenglow concert in town in the town park by the Center for the Arts, and Wednesday evenings it is on the mountain at the base area – not to be missed!
Chris Kopf, Previews® Property Specialist
Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty
Phone: (970) 209-5405
305 Sixth Street, PO Box 100 Crested Butte, CO, 81224
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Author: Chris Kopf