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Crested Butte Best Fall Colors by Bike

Best Fall Colors by Bike

Every year around the middle of September, the incredible blue, pink, white and yellow hues of wildflowers give way to the gold of the aspen leaves.  While to many, fall represents the end of summer and generates excitement for the upcoming winter season, others continue to revel in summer activities, albeit with cooler temperatures, fewer crowds and amazing foliage.

Below are a few of our favorite mountain bike trails to experience the awe-inspiring fall foliage in and around Crested Butte.

Dyke Trail

Hands down the best trail to ride when the leaves...

Crested Butte Crested Butte Fall Bucket List

Crested Butte Fall Bucket List

The leaves are changing and the temperatures are dropping. The first snowfall of the season means winter is coming yet, there is still time to take in the beauty of fall. We challenge you to mark these activities off your Crested Butte fall bucket list before Old Man Winter returns to the valley. 

Drive Kebler Pass 

Kebler Pass is one of the most iconic summer drives in the state of Colorado. However, the best time of year for this scenic drive is in September. Kebler Pass is home to the largest aspen grove in the state of Colorado. As the leaves change from...

Crested Butte Outerbike Recap 2017

Outerbike Recap 2017

It has been nearly a month since “the BEST bike demo in the universe” graced the Evolution Bike Park and Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Featuring some of the most popular brands in mountain biking — including Specialized, SCOTT and Yeti among many more — Outerbike offered participants the opportunity to demo as many bikes as time, and their legs, allowed.

And let me tell you, the residual effects of such an event have not worn off!

Pure, old-fashioned fun

As children, many of us spent as much time as possible outdoors; getting dirty, perhaps a little...

Crested Butte Gravity Slave Dual Slalom Results

Gravity Slave Dual Slalom Results

CBMR hosted the Gravity Slave Mountain Bike Race in the form of a Dual Slalom on Saturday, August 26. This race took place at the base of the Peachtree Lift and featured some intense competition. The Dual Slalom is perfect for cross country and downhill riders alike, and racers compete head-to-head. First, riders are timed on the downhill timing system for seeding. Once they are seeded, they compete in a bracket style format. After the race riders headed to Butte 66 for the awards party with free raffle prizes and complimentary beer from Odell Brewing Co. 

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Crested Butte Want a Lift?

Want a Lift?

It’s no wonder Crested Butte is littered with athletes – with over 750 miles of singletrack in the Gunnison valley, the temptation to get longer days in riding, running or hiking is around every corner. Let’s face it—we are a mecca for all types of athletes! But what about the kiddos? With so many different summer programs for kids of every age (that includes those kids 40 and up!) it’s easy to think that they can ride, run and ski all day like an adult. However, in order for all of us kids to stay fresh on our bikes, avoid injury and efficiently sharpen our mountain biking skills, lift-...

Crested Butte Big Mountain Enduro

Big Mountain Enduro

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Evolution Bike Park are excited to welcome the Big Mountain Enduro (BME) back to Crested Butte!  

The BME Crested Butte stop will blend high altitude backcountry adventures mixed with some of the longest and most challenging descents in the area. This special gem of a place is tucked deep in the Rockies and surrounded by expansive wilderness in every direction. It also entails the most mountain bike history in the world and is a true mountain town with some of the highest density singletrack in the country.

Enduro is a relatively new...

Crested Butte Outerbike Arrives to Crested Butte

Outerbike Arrives to Crested Butte

Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Evolution Bike Park are excited to welcome “the BEST bike demo in the Universe” to Crested Butte!

This is the first time Outerbike will take advantage of Crested Butte’s world-class mountain biking and gorgeous summer weather allowing participants to experience some of the world’s best bikes and trails all in the same weekend. 

Featuring some of the most popular brands in mountain biking — including Specialized, SCOTT and Yeti among many more — Outerbike offers participants the opportunity to demo as many bikes as time, and their legs,...

Crested Butte How to Beat Your Friends at the Gravity Slave Dual Slalom

How to Beat Your Friends at the Gravity Slave Dual Slalom

Step 1 – Practice!

Ride the pump track, in the base area, to perfect your efficiency and timing of movements. Take a few laps on Teaser or Luge to get comfortable with speed. Lucky you, we’re opening the dual slalom course in advance of Gravity Slave! This new course design now begins below the Lower West Side Trail directly below the Peach Tree lift line. You can access from the base area by climbing up the Lower West Side Trail. The course can be lapped by riding/pushing back up the ski area access road adjacent to the track. 

Step 2 – Find a friend...

Crested Butte Crested Butte Summer Bucket List

Crested Butte Summer Bucket List

There’s no way you can mark all of these adventures off your Crested Butte bucket list in just one visit. Whether you are hiking, biking or just enjoying the views, there are definite must-dos for everyone in Crested Butte before the temperature drops.

Hike Aspen to Crested Butte

The hike from Aspen to Crested Butte is worthy of any outdoor enthusiasts’ bucket list. The summer drive between the two iconic ski towns is roughly 100 miles and takes three hours. However, if you decide to hike it’s only 11 miles from the Maroon Bells Trailhead to Crested Butte. Be...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the second week of August. Fall will be here before we know it… Event this morning the air was slightly colder and low hanging fog clung to the Peak. Wildflowers have peaked and soon we will be searching for the first golden aspen leaf of the season. Don’t worry though, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer here at the Butte! Make sure to check out these events happening this week! 

Twilight Lift Hours | August 9...

Crested Butte The New and Improved Timeline

The New and Improved Timeline

Timeline is now better than ever with improved berms and stellar jump features! We have done a month long facelift on this expert trail that was originally built in 2007. Please note, this remodeled trail has sections that have been completely redesigned. We ask that you fully inspect all features before trying to "send it"! 

Timeline can been described as a fast and flowing trail through awesome natural terrain with a variety of dirt and wood features to keep you smiling. We are stoked to announce that this popular expert gravity fed trail has gone through a complete overhaul.  The...

Crested Butte Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

That’s a wrap folks! The Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series wrapped up the season on Wednesday with a glorious evening of friendly competition. 

July 26 Downhill Results

July 26 Cross Country Results

Overall Results Coming Soon!

Keep riding this summer and we can’t wait to see you next year! Learn more at skicb.com/pinnacle...

Crested Butte Outerbike is Coming!

Outerbike is Coming!

“The BEST bike demo in the universe” comes to Crested Butte Mountain Resort August 18-20, 2017. Featuring some of the most popular brands in mountain biking — including Specialized, Scott and Yeti among many more — Outerbike offers participants the opportunity to demo as many bikes as the time, and their legs, will allow. 

This is the first time Outerbike will take advantage of Crested Butte’s world-class mountain biking and gorgeous summer weather allowing participants to experience some of the world’s best bike and trails all in the same weekend. 
The event’s “base camp” –...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

It’s hard to believe it’s already the last week of July. Summer has been flying by here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, there’s been tons of live music, wildflower walks and gravity fed adventures. Don’t miss these great events going on this week! 

Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival | July 26 - 30

The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival takes place each July. Striving to create a wine and culinary festival that complements the array of amazing offerings in the towns of Crested...

Crested Butte Wildflowers by Bike

Wildflowers by Bike

Throughout the summer months, Crested Butte’s lush and mountainous landscape transcends into a natural palette of color.  It is no wonder that the Wildflower Capital of Colorado features some amazing bike rides with access into these stunning hues of blue, pink, purple, white and yellow.

Below are a few of our favorite mountain bike trails to experience the awe-inspiring wildflowers in and around Crested Butte.

Trail #401

Known far and wide as one of the top ranked mountain bike trails in the world, Trail 401 is a sight to behold during the summer...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

This time of year, rain showers continue to freshen the air, wildflowers and aspens. Mountain bike trails return to their tacky delightful state and streams babble just a little bit louder. Monsoon season in Crested Butte can mean morning sunshine and afternoon thunder storms. Be sure to start your adventure early and pack a rain jacket just in case. 

Mountain Manner Half Day Hike | July 19 

The shorter half day hike allows you to focus exclusively on the Mountain Manners skills you came to...

Crested Butte This Week in the Butte

This Week in the Butte

Summer is in full swing here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. There are so many great activities to enjoy and tons of fun planned for this upcoming week. Show off your disc golf skills this Saturday at the 10-3 Disc Golf Tournament. Did you know the name “10-3” stems from the elevation at the start of both courses, 10,300 feet!

Wildflower Festival | July 6 – 7

With over 300 events offered by 60 instructors there is something for everyone during the annual Wildflower Festival. Don’t miss van tours,...

Crested Butte Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Thunder and lightning, chairlift holds and the threat of rain didn’t scare this week’s Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike competitors. 

July 5 Downhill Results

July 5 Cross Country Results

Overall Results Coming Soon

It’s not too late to compete! Races take place Wednesday evenings at 5:45 pm through July 19. We hope to see you there! Learn more at...

Crested Butte Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

On Wednesdays we race! 

This week’s competitors flocked to the Evolution Bike Park to take part in the Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series. Ages young and old competed in either Cross Country, Downhill or Enduro categories for the coveted win! 

June 28 Downhill Results

June 28 Cross Country Results

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Crested Butte Our Top 3 Rides from Elk Avenue

Our Top 3 Rides from Elk Avenue

Crested Butte is nestled at the northern end of Gunnison County, crisscrossed by over 450 miles of cross country hiking and biking trails for all ability levels.  Unique to Crested Butte is that many of the trails stem from downtown, allowing for quick or all-day epic mountain bike rides. This incredible access is only one reason that the Gunnison Valley is knows as a world-class mountain bike destination. 

Below are a few of our favorite cross country rides that depart from Elk Avenue, located within Crested Butte’s historical downtown.

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Crested Butte Our Top 3 XC Rides from the Evolution Bike Park

Our Top 3 XC Rides from the Evolution Bike Park

The Evolution Bike Park features 30 miles of lift-accessed cross country and downhill trails for all ability levels.  Unique to the Crested Butte is that the Evolution Bike Park’s system of trails blends seamlessly into the vast network of trails that make the Gunnison Valley one of the top mountain bike destinations in the world. 

A quick bike-equipped chairlift ride up the Red Lady Express Lift presents the opportunity to link together a much larger ride – from the patrolled bike park to the backcountry. 

Below are a few of our favorite lift-accessed cross country rides...

Crested Butte Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

On Wednesday, June 21 we kicked off our five-week Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series. These weekly races consist of varying lengths and difficulty to challenge riders of all abilities in either Cross Country or Downhill disciplines. 

New this year, the Downhill discipline features Male and Female Enduro categories in which racers ride their bike up the mountain to the downhill race course and are then timed on the descent. 

The races take place on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 pm, with registration from 4:30 - 5:15 pm at Butte 66. The Youth Pump Track lap race will be offered for...

Crested Butte Trail Report

Trail Report

The Trail Crew is happy to let you know that dirt has been drying up fast and we are planning on opening Woods Trail, Crusader and Frequency on Saturday, June 17.  It is possible these trails will open on Friday depending on conditions. These openings will mean that the Evolution Bike Park has all of its trail network open except for Psycho Rocks which should be open very soon as well. 

Wildflowers are starting to bloom, deer can be seen wondering the base area as well as marmots sunning themselves on rocks. It’s the perfect time of year to jump on our hiking trails and soak in the...

Crested Butte All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

Located mid-mountain at the top of the Ten Peaks area, the Umbrella Bar is Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s (CBMR) newest on-mountain destination. Situated amongst amazing panoramic views of the resort, the peak and the mountains beyond, the Umbrella Bar features a retractable roof and plenty of Adirondack chair seating, encouraging lounging and gathering.

Adding to the allure of the Umbrella Bar is the fact that requires a bit more effort to get to than most restaurants. The mid-mountain location caters to the adventurous, although with multiple means of arrival, this “off the...

Crested Butte June Happenings

June Happenings

This Saturday, June 10, Crested Butte Mountain Resort kicks off the Summer 2017 season! The Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Express start spinning at 9:30 am for the opening of the Evolution Bike Park as well as lift-accessed hiking. Let the kiddos release their energy on the bungee trampolines, the BagJump or the climbing pinnacle at the Adventure Park. Start the season off by stopping by the Evolution Bike Shop or Adventure Center to pick up a scenic lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket. For Father’s Day, June 18, purchase a child single ride lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket and...

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