Kid Friendly

Kids Rule In Gunnison-Crested Butte

Gunnison County offers nearly two million acres of public lands just waiting to be explored! Hike, camp, swim, bike, raft, gaze at the clear dark night skies and unplug in our slice of paradise!

Disconnect to Re-Connect

Sometimes the best way to connect as a family is to get as far away as possible from everyday busyness. The friendly mountain towns in Gunnison County are authentic alternatives to life's complexities and a great place to have fun. Beautifully packaged by nature, there is something for a all levels, and ages, whether it's hiking, camping, bicycling, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing. Bring your family to discover the outdoors and end up rediscovering it yourself at places like like Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Blue Mesa (Colorado’s largest lake), Lake Irwin and Taylor Reservoir. We have an Adaptive Sports Center ready to assist a family member with physical and cognitive disabilities with year round outdoor activities, too!

Making Memories

- Be amazed at the night sky...together
- Explore museums and places of discovery
- Ride a tube down a hill or river
- Paint your own pottery or take an art class
- Dance at free summer concerts
- Go climb a rock...or a rock wall
- Get pulled around by horses, dogs or snowcats
- Howl at the moon on snowshoes
- Take part in a parade
- Get wet catching fish
- Make Rocky Mountain snow angels
- Dress up in a costume... pretty much any week of the year
- Attend an event. Find an event on our event calendar.

The valley offers several fantastic toy shops where you can find treasures, trinkets and clothes for any adventure! Your kids (and perhaps those of you who are still children at heart) will revel in the unique toy shops that the valley has to offer... more
Kid-Friendly Cuisine Going out to eat with the kids needn't be stressful when you're visiting Gunnison or Crested Butte.  There are many great restaurants that know how to feed and entertain even the most "lively" of kids.  When the kids are happy,... more
Kid-Friendly Outdoor Retailers Shopping for gear, or just want to rent some? Outdoor retailers in the valley offer children’s equipment and many provide rentals as well. In the mountains the motto is "dress in layers" and always have an extra hat,... more
Active Bodies In Gunnison and Crested Butte there are activities that are well suited to children of all ages whether educational or recreational. Depending on the season, you can choose the activity that best suits your family’s needs.  Active... more
Trusted Care At some point on your trip you may find yourself in need of quality care for your child. The Gunnison Valley has many trusted caregivers who are available to take care of your children while you are on vacation. Licensed and... more
Kids Love Art Arts Classes can be taken through numerous arts organizations within the valley, with classes in jewelry making, ceramics, theater and much more.  Lessons in Adventure Ski lessons - Take their skiing to the next level or peak their !  ... more