The Town Mt. Crested Butte is nestled among the Elk Mountains and the East River to the northeast, and Gothic Mountain and Paradise Divide to the north.
Our namesake Mountain rises just above town to a height of 12,162 feet. This unique setting affords some of the most breathtaking vistas in Colorado. Sitting at 9,375 feet above sea level, the town of Mt. Crested Butte is home to just over 700 year-round and part-time residents.
Located within Gunnison County, in geographic area, the largest county in Colorado, Mt. Crested Butte is located 31 miles north of the City of Gunnison, Colorado, on Highway 135, and just two miles north of the town of Crested Butte.
ClimateWith four distinct seasons, the local climate makes for some of the best year-round recreational activities including alpine, nordic and backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, climbing, hiking, fly fishing, rafting and kayaking.
Nighttime temperatures in the winter can be cold, even extreme. However, with good planning and plenty of warm gear you can comfortably enjoy outdoor recreational activities. Although the area is covered in deep snow for the entire winter, daytime temperatures are often very comfortable in the 30 degree range.
In the summer, the weather is about as close to perfect as it can get. High altitude, low humidity, and mildly warm temperatures during the day and cool nights draw visitors from many parts of the United States who seek to escape the heat of the summer found in other locales.