Mount Crested Butte is a separate location from Crested Butte, and has a higher elevation. Snow has now begun to blanket the area since our visit in late September – which is good for skiers. I can just imagine the white, glistening snow over the area during the winter.
One of the many websites highlighting this area is https://www.mtcrestedbuttecolorado.us/, designation Mt. Crested Butte as home of world-class downhill skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hunting, golfing, as well as world-class art and music festivals.
The resort town is home to just over 800 year-round residents and is located among the Elk Mountains. The namesake mountain rises just above town to a height of 12,162 feet. “This unique setting affords some of the most breathtaking vistas in Colorado.”
Mount Crested Butte has some excellent lodging – whether hotels, condos or homes. The area we liked was Wildhorse Trail, managed by Iron Horse Properties. The view behind our vacation home was fantastic – like a postcard in each direction. https://www.ironhorsecb.com/vacation-rentals-homes.asp?cat=4495
The valley below was picturesque as much as the mountains, nestled among the Elk, Snodgrass, White Rock and Teocalli Mountains. From what I could tell the valleys include the Raggeds Wilderness and the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness.
I’m glad you’re still coming along with us to enjoy the views. Below is a video clip of the drive through Mt. Crested Butte down toward Crested Butte.
Blessings along the way!