Heritage Tourism

Gunnison-Crested Butte is a valley filled with a rich, storied past steeped in Western heritage. With a history of pioneers, cowboys, miners and now skiers and adventurers, these diverse individuals have made Gunnison-Crested Butte what it is today. The Gunnison County Historic Preservation Commission is charged with preserving the heritage of the communities in Gunnison County.

Visitors to Gunnison-Crested Butte can explore the past in many ways, including taking self-guided driving and walking tours, visiting museums, and exploring local graveyards (just don't miss the cemetery in Tin Cup!). We invite you to visit our historic sites and find out why this place has stayed Colorado Pure & Simple.

If you are interested in taking one of our self-guided tours of local heritage sites, check out the brochures below:

Gunnison County's Railroads

Gunnison County's Outhouses

Gunnison County's Graves