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9 04, 2020

Average Snowpack Equates to Excellent Fishing

2020-05-26T16:43:28+00:00Cabins, Colorado Fall Activities, Crested Butte Activities, Fishing, Gunnison Activities|

If you like to fly fish in the Centennial State, you know what a difference river flows make in your fishing experience. During years with abundant snowpack, runoff can last longer than normal and create a shortened spring fishing season. During dry years, floating typically ends early leaving anglers wanting more. It’s the average snowpack years that really offer the best opportunity for fly fishers in Colorado. 2020 is shaping up to be an excellent average snowpack year, and that has me excited for the fishing season ahead. Spring Runoff Fishing Springtime fishing in an average year equates to [...]

13 09, 2019

Colorado Hunting: 5 Reasons to Stay in Almont

2020-05-20T17:43:49+00:00Cabins, Colorado Hunting, Crested Butte Activities, Gunnison Activities|

As the Colorado hunting seasons begin, hunters from across the country flock to Gunnison County every fall in hopes of taking home big game from the big mountains! Staying at Three Rivers Resort in Almont allows hunters access to spectacular game units plus all of the lodging amenities necessary for the perfect hunting base camp. Game Management Units 54 and 55 These units are some of the most sought-after for Colorado hunting. Staying in Almont allows easy access to either unit. Hunting the remote areas surrounding Crested Butte, Gunnison, Taylor Park, Fossil Ridge and Ohio Creek is a dream. The [...]

22 08, 2018

Colorado Color Tour: The West Elk Scenic Byway

2020-05-20T17:21:55+00:00Cabins, Colorado Fall Activities, Crested Butte Activities|

Thousands of Colorado “Front Range” folks and out of state visitors flock to the mountains in late September/early October. They are seeking the ultimate mountain color tour. One of the best routes for a Colorado Color Tour is the West Elk Scenic Byway. The Route Roadside Colors Using the Gunnison-Crested Butte area as basecamp and starting point for the color tour, the route may be driven in a clockwise or counter clockwise circle. My preference is clockwise, starting out through Gunnison and then heading west past Blue Mesa Reservoir. The route passes through the towns of Crawford, Hotchkiss [...]

7 11, 2017

Gunnison & Crested Butte, Colorado: A Living Snow Globe

2020-05-20T17:34:35+00:00Cabins, Crested Butte Activities, Crested Butte Skiing, Winter|

The holiday season always has its own magic but in the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado, the phrase “Winter Wonderland” comes to mind. Blanketed with snow, Elk Avenue in Crested Butte takes on the appearance of a living snow globe. The ice rinks and ponds are filled with skaters. Town families gather around for Christmas tree lightings. It’s a Norman Rockwell painting that has come to life! For a glimpse into this fairy tale life, consider some of the favorite things that local residents love to do during the holiday season. Thanksgiving Day 11/23/17 Opening day for the [...]

9 05, 2017

Mountain Cabins in Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado

2020-05-20T17:41:22+00:00Cabins, Road Trip with the Kids|

When you dream of mountain cabins, do you picture a rustic little log cabin with a wood burning stove? Or are you thinking of a more upscale place with down comforters and all the comforts of home? When you visit the Gunnison or Crested Butte areas of Colorado, you will find a variety of cabin styles with prices to match. It can be difficult for a cabin resort to please every guest because each person has a different idea of what a mountain cabin should be. Therefore as you begin your search for the dream cabin vacation, you may want to ask [...]