When you’re in Crested Butte the only time is mountain time. Life slows down and moves at the pace you set for your day. Even a “busy” coffee shop crammed full of people seemed more relaxed. Yes, we were on vacation, but the pristine mountain town hold a special power as well. I vaguely recall seeing some marketing materials declaring Crested Butte to be Colorado’s last great mountain town. There are a lot of great mountain towns in Colorado to me, so I disagree. However, Crested Butte’s isolation and uniqueness are undeniable, but that is far too dramatic of a statement to me.
We went to Crested Butte in early December planning to go snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and maybe XC skiing. The only problem was that there wasn’t any snow this year! Also, many of the surrounding roads (like Kebler Pass) were already closed for the season which limited our hiking options slightly. Regardless, our long weekend in Crested Butte was amazing and a lot of fun! I had never been to Crested Butte before, but I know I will be back now! We only ate at a fraction of the restaurants in town and only went on a few hikes around town. There is great beauty right in town and in every direction. Crested Butte was tremendous!
I’m going to make a separate post about our hikes, but here are some of my favorite pictures from around town: