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Crested Butte

More elegant landmarks from the town's past are found along Elk Avenue, where restored Victorian buildings feature shops, eateries and outfitters. Culturally speaking, the Crested Butte Center for the Arts is the town's destination for music, dance, theater and art; phone (970) 349-7487.

The Gunnison National Forest, Elk Mountains and Raggeds Wilderness surround the town. Jagged peaks, glacial valleys and aspen-covered slopes provide a scenic backdrop for golfing, mountain biking and hiking. Three miles from Crested Butte, the resort community of Mt. Crested Butte has become a center for recreation, especially skiing, snowboarding, tubing, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding in Gunnison National Forest.

Visitor Centers

Crested Butte/Mount Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center 601 Elk Ave. Crested Butte, CO 81224. Phone:(970)349-6438 or (855)681-0941

Self-guiding Tours

A walking tour map of the town's historical attractions is available from the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum.

Things to Do

Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum

Paragon Gallery

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