Summer Arrives in Crested Butte
Summer is in full swing in the valley. School is out and our streets, trails, rivers, shops and restaurants are filling up with happy tourists and second home-owners. The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association reports that many of the area’s favorite biking and hiking trails are open for business including classics like Strand Hill and Deer Creek. We still have snow in the high country but with all of this great summer weather it won’t be long before everything is dried out and ready for bike tires and boots.
Crested Butte’s summer activities calendar is full of exciting adventures and events. On June 12th, popular Australian musician Xavier Rudd will be in town performing and on June 19th the Crested Butte Film Festival’s Monthly Film Series will screen “The Armstrong Lie”. On June 20th, the Gunnison River Festival kicks off with 5 days of fun filled events and Crested Butte’s Bike Week begins June 26th with organized trail rides, clinics and special events.
Mt Crested Butte’s super popular Live from Mt. CB Concert Series is a strong as ever this summer with a number of top musical acts booked into the resort’s base area stage all season long!
Learn More About All of Crested Butte’s Upcoming Summer Events
Crested Butte Land Trust Takes Aim at the Snodgrass Parcel
The Crested Butte Land Trust (CBLT) and the town of Mt. Crested Butte are gathering support for a potential purchase of 93 acres of land located on the flank of Snodgrass Mountain that includes a portion of the highly popular Snodgrass Trail. According to a recent article in the Crested Butte News, CBLT executive director Ann Johnston said, “the land would be protected from future development and preserved as open space with public access.”
Right now, the land is currently platted with 30 home sites that could be developed into a subdivision. If a subdivision is developed then access to Snodgrass Mountain could be blocked and the views of the mountain forever changed. The CBLT is pursuing $700,000 in grants from both Great Outdoors Colorado and the town of Crested Butte. By the terms of the state grant, “the 93 acres would have to be used as open space, which is different from a town park where there could be development of amenities.”
Learn More at the Crested Butte Land Trust Website