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31 08, 2023

September Splendor in Gunnison – Crested Butte

2023-08-31T21:23:10+00:00Cabins, Colorado Fall Activities, Crested Butte Activities, Fishing, Rafting, Road Trip with the Kids|

The Gunnison and Crested Butte locals know that September is the best month of the year! The crush of summer crowds starts to ease up. Fall temperatures are perfect with some chilly nights and sunny days in the 50s and 60s. When the aspens start to turn to the golden and orange colors, it’s magnificent set against the backdrop of our giant mountains. Typically, we see less families visiting and more empty nest couples, friend groups, hunters and anglers or younger people with no children or very young children. Whatever your reason for visiting in September, here are some of [...]

27 06, 2019

Top 5 Summer Activities in Gunnison-Crested Butte

2020-05-20T17:12:00+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Fishing, Gunnison Activities, Rafting, Road Trip with the Kids|

There are sure to be many "Top 5 Lists" out there but for summer activities in the Gunnison-Crested Butte valley, this list pretty much covers what summer is all about here.  1. Fly Fishing Fishing on Gunnison River With the Gunnison, Taylor, and East rivers plus many other streams and high-country lakes, our area has some of the best fishing in Colorado.  Anglers have the chance to catch huge Taylor River "pigs" or float fish the beautiful Gunnison River.  Willowfly Anglers at Three Rivers Resort offers full and half day walk wade and float trips where expert guides [...]

8 05, 2019

Top 5 Day Trips from Gunnison-Crested Butte

2020-05-20T17:12:27+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Gunnison Activities, Road Trip with the Kids, Uncategorized|

While planning your next trip to the Gunnison-Crested Butte area, think about adding a day trip to your vacation plans. Sure, there are a gazillion wonderful things to see and do in this valley, but perhaps you come every year and are looking to mix it up a bit. Here are my top picks for day trips. Some are short while others will take you the entire day. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Ouray Lake City Leadville Crystal Valley to Redstone-Carbondale-Aspen The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Black Canyon of the Gunnison Take a [...]

27 09, 2017

Winter in Crested Butte: Snow Sports Paradise

2020-05-20T17:35:05+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Crested Butte Skiing, Road Trip with the Kids, Winter|

Can you feel the chill in the air? Winter is coming and if you love snow sports and live in the Crested Butte area, you are getting pretty excited to see the white stuff! Winter in Crested Butte is magical. Crested Butte has been voted “The Last Great Ski Town,” meaning it is still authentic, unspoiled, un-commercial and not too glitzy. On top of that, it is an absolute paradise for winter sports of all kinds. Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding Crested Butte Mountain Resort is the local ski area, known for its fantastic extreme terrain, yet offering plenty of beginner/intermediate trails for [...]

7 09, 2017

Family Vacation Photo Tips

2020-05-20T17:35:30+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Rafting, Road Trip with the Kids|

Have you ever returned from travelling and been disappointed by the pictures you took? As a professional photographer living in a resort town, I often cringe when I see folks trying to take pictures. Luckily, visually documenting your family’s vacation is easy, and doesn’t require any extra equipment than what you probably already own. Any smartphone manufactured in the last decade is equipped with a camera powerful enough to capture beautiful, high-quality images. A few easy photo tips are all you need to take mantel-worthy family vacation pictures. 1. Ask for help. Often, the family photographer is not in any [...]

14 06, 2017

Colorado Rafting: The Taylor River

2020-05-20T17:39:27+00:00Rafting, Road Trip with the Kids|

A Hidden Gem Colorado rafting options can be overwhelming. I believe there are several reasons why the Taylor River is one of Colorado’s hidden gems. The Taylor is truly a best kept secret for Colorado rafting. With trips ranging from leisurely float to fast-paced rapids, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Additionally, the Taylor River is dam-controlled so river trips are available all summer long from May through September. Technical Rafting Unlike many high-volume western rivers, the Taylor is a medium-sized river that requires precise boat maneuvering to navigate. Whether it’s springtime at high flows, or the fall at lower [...]

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 [...]

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