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The Crested Butte area has a long tradition of ranching—you’ll see it when you arrive, driving up the Gunnison Valley toward Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Instead of buildings and development, cattle graze the pastures on both sides of the highway. There’s perhaps no better way to experience those ranching roots than on horseback, meandering through mountain meadows and majestic aspen groves. Mulitple times of guided rides are available. Participants must be at least 7 years old. Fantasy Ranch, conveniently located just up the road from our resort, has an excellent horesbackriding program. Learn more here.