Summer Activities

Summer Activities in Crested Butte are hard to beat. The amount of trails for hiking and biking will keep you schedule filled offering unforgettable mountain landscapes and the most beautiful wildflowers you will ever see. Come find out what summer activities in Crested Butte are all about!

Biking and Mountain Biking:

Whether you are looking to do some road cycling or mountain biking there are many trails in and around Crested Butte you can ride you bike on. In the summer, Crested Butte is famous for its mountain biking trails from the 401 to Lupine Trail and Snodgrass Mountain. Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association keeps riders in the know about trail conditions and they maintain the single-track trails over the year so you can ride! Need a bike rental? Check out The Alpineer and Flatiron Sports!


Fly fishing in Crested Butte has some of the best trout fishing in the world; known for catches such as Brown, Brooke, Cutthroat, and Rainbow Trout. If you are used to casting a line, head out to the Gunnison, East or Taylor River.  Never fly fished before, local guides offer half-day and full-day trips to show you the ins and outs of the sport. Check with local Crested Butte fly shops for current river conditions and recommendations on flies! There are endless fishing options in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley whether you are looking to wade, float or lake fish.


The Crested Butte area has many trails that can be explored on foot during the summer months. Hiking in Crested Butte is a summertime favorite and a must on your trip list. Known as the wildflower capital of the Colorado, exploring Crested Butte trails during July is something you must experience to see all the different colored wildflowers and majestic landscapes. Hike in the Gothic Valley to Judd Falls for a relaxed day hike or maybe plan a longer hike to Green Lake. The amount of trails to explore is never-ending!

Horseback Riding:

Horseback riding in Crested Butte, Colorado may be the best part of your trip during the summer, winter or fall! Experience landscapes like no others, riding on trails which are not open to motorized vehicles. You can book hour, half-day or full-day rides and it will be an adventure you won’t forget!