The Quintessential Colorado Ski Town That’s Even Better In The Summertime

During the winter, there is nothing quite as charming and — dare I say — cool as one of our beautiful ski towns… but don’t wish away the summer just because you are wanting to hit one of these famous areas; instead, make plans to visit this quintessential ski town that is even BETTER in the summer:

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You know Crested Butte for its stellar skiing and snowboarding opportunities, but if you have yet to visit this gorgeous mountain town in the summer, you have yet to truly experience this iconic area! Located near Gunnison, the historic town of Crested Butte — AKA the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado” — is chock full of history (originally occupied by the Ute People, Crested Butte went on to become a supply town for surrounding the mines, as well as a prominent ranching community), epic outdoor recreational opportunities, and colorful campsites that must be seen to be believed. As if all of this wasn’t reason enough to visit, Crested Butte also features a number of things for solo travelers and families alike, including shopping and dining along the charming downtown area, scenic chairlift rides, and even a variety of special events and festivals.

For more information on Crested Butte and things to do this summer, please visit Ski Crested Butte’s website. Longing for even more mountain fun? Click on These 15 Epic Mountain Views In Colorado Will Drop Your Jaw!