Information & Facts
There are many popular activities for the whole family,
including tubing, sleigh rides and dog sled tours. The Nordic
centre offers 25 miles (35km) of groomed trails for skating,
snow-shoeing and sledding. Worth visiting is the historic town or
the heritage museum to find out about Crested Butte's colourful
past. During summer months, mountain biking is extremely popular
and it is even rumoured to have started here where the Mountain
Bike Hall of Fame has been created. Also available in summer is
hiking, camping, fishing and whitewater rafting.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Crested Butte is farther out than other popular Colorado resorts
and some 250 miles (400km) from Denver International Airport.
For a small mountain, Crested Butte has a charm that relies on
the friendliness of the regulars and holidaymakers who frequent the
bars, pubs and breweries. Princess Wine Bar opens daily at 5pm and
has a wide selection of award-winning wines, cognacs and single
malt Scotches and often has live entertainment in the evenings.
Talk of the Town has a variety of bar games, such as foosball,
pinball, pool and video games, and of course a happy hour every
afternoon, while the Princess Wine Bar is also a great place to
finsih off your night on the town sampling award winning wines,
cognacs and single malt Scotches.
There are fantastic restaurants offering everything for all
nationalities of holidaymakers across the town. The Timberline
offers a diverse menu and fantastic service. Lil's Land & Sea
offers the best of both worlds with an extensive menu of ocean
delights, vegetarian, and grilled meat varieties. The Wooden Nickel
sells the best steaks from Fillet Mignon to New York Strips while
the Secret Stash boasts having the best pizza in town. For fine
dining Le Bosquet has breathtaking views and a classic style menu
or head up the mountain for Dinner @ 10, 000 Feet with a sleigh
ride preceding a four-course meal.
Crested Butte has almost anything holidaying visitors could
possibly want for mountain sports including rental and repair shops
too. These include Christy Sports, Butte & Co. and Flatiron
Sports. For other shopping needs, the resort is quite limited and
sells souvenirs and t-shirts at The Sweet Shirt Shoppe, and The
Perfect High And Secret Stash Gifts sell a range of eclectic
products including candles and massage oils.