Mountain Towns: Crested Butte, Colorado - The Best Places in the Butte

March 4th, 2022 | by Logan Johnson


If you ever get the chance to travel out to beautiful Colorado and are looking for the most picturesque, Western mountain town, look no farther than Crested Butte. With an average snowfall of 196 inches and tucked away in the western part of the Elk Mountain Range, Crested Butte allows you to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, offers many outdoor activities, and is about the cutest town you have ever seen. With buildings that have been kept in their original form to the beautiful mountain scenery, you will for sure not be disappointed with the Butte.


Outdoor Activities



Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or content creator, Crested Butte offers many different outdoor adventures that are fun and accessible for everyone. The Crested Butte Ski Resort offers 121 trails and 57% of the mountain is devoted to blue cruising skiers or snowboarders. Outside of skiing at the resort, other options include:


  • Snowmobiling
  • Nordic Skiing 

  • Cross Country Skiing 

  • Snowshoeing 

  • Snow Tubing 

  • Snow Biking 



Whether you hit the slopes or decide to go on a hike in your snowshoes on Gothic/Snodgrass trail, you will for sure be able to catch some amazing views to capture some content and share with your community.


Elk Avenue



Elk Avenue offers world-class shopping, dining, and art galleries. The Victorian buildings are painted bright and cheery colors that give this town a quirky, small-town feel. As a content creator or just a visitor, you will have no trouble capturing Crested Butte and using your content to create beautiful memories.




Some of the top restaurants to check out are:


  • Butte Bagels (get the Jalapeno Cheddar bagel if you’re into spicy foods)



  • Teocalli Tamale
  • The Secret Stash (most popular pizza in the Butte)



  • Third Bowl Homemade Ice Cream
  • Nicky's Mini Donuts



Shopping & Art Galleries


If you’re looking to take home some Crested Butte merchandise or buy some local goodies to take home with you, be sure to stop in Unique Wear, Pfister’s Handworks, and Cottonwood Tees, all filled with assortments of items, from shirts to coffee mugs to local jewelry.



As you're exploring Elk Avenue, capturing content, taking in the sights and sounds with a warm drink in hand, be sure to stop in Raynor Czerwinski’s art gallery, located right off of main street. Raynor, owner of Lucid Landscape Prints has lived in Crested Butte for 15 years and owns this cozy, quaint art gallery where his beautiful photography is on display. Take in the sights of Crested Butte and other places, as you take in each piece of work. Be sure to chat with Raynor himself and you will find a welcoming, kind, and humble person who loves to share his work with the world.


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