Hiking & Backpacking
Surrounded by millions of acres of public land, in Gunnison-Crested Butte you can often hike right from your door. It happens to be one of the best ways to explore the mountains. Take some time to slow down, check out the scenery, and maybe learn some of our native wildflower species. Carrying your own food and shelter on a backpacking trip adds to the adventure of exploring the West Elk Mountains. Just make sure you’re bear aware while you’re out there.
We recommend viewing a trail map before you visit, or just buy one when you get here in addition to talking with locals and or personnel at your lodging property to help steer you in the right direction. Outfitters can point you in the right direction, and often times experienced hiking guides can show you treasures you never would have found on your own. Guides have been known to pack your lunch, sunset dinner, or whatever for you! On your next visit to Gunnison County, slow down and enjoy the views!
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