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Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Mount Crested Butte

The mountains and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Mount Crested Butte. Well-liked for its skiing, hiking and biking, this city is both welcoming and scenic. Snowmass Mountain and Aspen Mountain are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Mount Crested Butte

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Travelers enjoy Mount Crested Butte for its skiing, hiking and biking. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Mount Crested Butte a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Snowmass Mountain (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Aspen Mountain (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Aspen Highlands (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Buttermilk Mountain (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Crested Butte Nordic Center (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Mount Crested Butte

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Mount Crested Butte. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Crested Butte Town Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Maroon Bells (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Maroon Lake (9.7 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Crater Lake Trailhead (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Maroon Lake Scenic Trail Head (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Cathedral Lake Trailhead (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Mount Crested Butte

Fly into Aspen, CO (ASE-Pitkin County), the closest airport, located 18.7 mi (30.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Gunnison, CO (GUC-Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional), which is 29.2 mi (47.1 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Mount Crested Butte?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 794 vacation rentals around Mount Crested Butte. From 276 house rentals to 382 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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