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June 05, 2018

Summer Starts a Little Early in Crested Butte

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opens for Hiking and Biking on June 9

MT. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – June 5, 2018 – While summer doesn’t officially start until the solstice on June 21, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) opens for the summer season on Saturday, June 9. The Red Lady and Silver Queen Express lifts start spinning at 9:30 a.m., whisking hikers and bikers up to explore the mountain. Restaurants, retail stores, kids’ programs and activities also open to kick off another adventurous summer at the resort.

The Evolution Bike Park opens with 100 percent of trails accessible, ensuring there’s a trail for riders of all abilities. CBMR’s upper mountain access hiking trails will also be open, including the famous Peak Trail that climbs to the 12,162-foot summit of Mt. Crested Butte.

Below is a comprehensive list of Opening Day options:


  • The Evolution Bike Park
  • Adventure Park (Powerade Bungy Trampolines, Rock Climbing Pinnacle, Flying Gopher Miniature Golf course, the Coke Zero Gravity BagJump and Tin Cup Mining Co.)
  • 10-3 Disc Golf Courses (Long and short courses)
  • 3D Archery Course and sight-in range
  • Scenic Chairlift Rides

For a full list of open trails and summer hours, visit


  • The Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks
  • Butte 66
  • The WoodStone Grille
  • Jefe’s Mexican Eatery
  • Coal Breaker Coffee Co.


  • The Evolution Bike Shop (Demo bikes and merchandise)
  • CB Mountain Outfitters
  • Thin Air Sports
  • Logo’d at the Grand Lodge

Kids’ Programs

  • Mountain Adventures* (ages 7-14) – Opens June 11*
  • Camp CB (ages 3-14)
  • Nursery (ages 2 months – 3 years)

For more information on kids’ programs, visit


About Crested Butte:

Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte is committed to preserving the pristine landscape and mountain lifestyle. With vibrant Victorian store fronts and expressive local characters, the small historic town remains true to its heritage and radiates an unparalleled welcoming and inviting spirit that celebrates a simpler life and time. Thanks to a widely diverse landscape, outdoor enthusiasts of all levels will find a new challenge with each visit. From world-class mountain biking, to legendary skiing and snowboarding, to a secluded fly-fishing experience, Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets.  

For more information about Crested Butte's lodging, conference, meeting facilities, and special packages, call Crested Butte Vacations, (844) 993-9545 or visit the web site at


About the Evolution Bike Park:

The Evolution Bike Park was established at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2009. Since the beginning, it has been designed to meet the needs of all riders; from beginners on two wheels to gravity experts. The Bike Park has a diverse network of trail that now contains over 30 miles of singletrack on the resort; both lift-served downhill trails and cross country rides that connect to some of the legendary rides in and around Crested Butte. The Evolution Bike Park also offers services such as SCOTT demo bikes, bike guides and lessons. There is also a bike wash in the base area, a tune station and a skills zone. Each year, the trail crew continues to evolve the bike park with more trails, new sections of trail and maintenance to offer great riding at the resort to compliment 750 miles of mountain biking that the Gunnison Valley has to offer.




Media Contact:

Zach Pickett


Emily McCormack

Caramie Petrowsky