A town nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte is a popular winter destination. The town’s Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers downhill skiing as well as a variety of mountain bike trails. Nordic ski routes run around the town as well. A scenic and historic byway, the West Elk Loop, provides access to several wilderness areas. Colorful Quaking aspen trees can be seen along the drive. Shops line downtown Elk Avenue, and you can explore them all.
There are several galleries in Crested Butte, including the acclaimed Retail Therapy. You can find unique, affordable clothing here. A unique store for pet lovers, Mountain Tails has a variety of gourmet dog and cat treats and pet food, as well as accessories. Handworks, an art supply shop, is located upstairs at Third and Elk Avenue. In addition, Lavish sells gifts and holiday decorations. Regardless of what you’re looking for, you’ll find something that suits your taste.
The town is known for its unique shopping experiences. You can find trendy clothes and trendy accessories in the local boutiques. A unique gift shop in the historic downtown area, Mountain Tails, offers everything from gourmet dog and cat food to pet supplies and pet accessories. Those interested in art can shop for art supplies in Handworks, located at 3rd and Elk Avenue. If you want to take home a piece of art, Lavish offers a range of jewelry and hats.
You won’t be disappointed with the scenery of Crested Butte. The surrounding landscape is dramatic and the wildflowers grow in profusion. Approximately a hundred different varieties of flowers are found throughout the town. The flowering plants and wildflowers are a beautiful sight to behold. Whether you’re a hiker or a flower enthusiast, you’ll find something you love in this picturesque town.
The town’s two smoke shops are locally owned and operated. The owner, Big Al, is often out in the community giving trail recommendations. The shop’s Crew is made up of bike enthusiasts who also offer bike rentals. They also offer a wide variety of accessories and clothing to suit your personal needs. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love the local ice cream parlor. The city’s coffee shops are a must-stop while you’re in Crested Butte.
With a short lift line, Crested Butte is a great place for adventure-seekers. The town has a dedicated area for first-timers. For those looking for more challenging terrain, the blue runs on the East River Lift are ideal for experienced skiers. The town is home to abundant wildlife. You’ll find bears, mountain lions, elk, and bighorn sheep.