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May in Crested Butte

We are in the full off-season swing here in Crested Butte. The temps are a mix of snow, rain, and warm temps. The tourists are slim and the town is slow. There is much anticipation for the summer scenes like this below.

Photo from Pintrest

May Happenings

Center for the Art Events – 
May 4th: Film Series; Spaceballs from 7 pm – 9 pm
May 5th, 12th,19th & 26th; In-Depth Watercolor with Karen Hill at 4:30-7:30 pm.
May 10th; Mountain Writers Coop, monthly writing sessions from 3-6 pm.
May 25th-29th; Mountain Words Literary Festival, multiple days of exciting literary events. 

Music in the Valley – 
May 6th: Billy Conquer at the IBAR Ranch starting at 8 pm. This is a Western Graduation Celebration. Open to the public. 
May 21st: Punker Than You 10th annual Memorial for Jeremy Worell. All proceeds go to CB State of Mind. 

Other Events Below
May 6th: Karaoke Dance Party at Tully’s in CB South at 6:30 pm. Come support the Community School and dance the night away.  
May 12th: Come taste Obscure White Wines, at Buckle Family Winery in Gunnison. 5:30-6:30pm 
May 18th: Melting Pot Cook-Off from 5-7:30 pm at the Crested Butte Museum. Join local chefs for a tasting night supporting the Museum.  
May 20th: Butter Together Movie Series, Pulp Fiction, at 7 pm at the Gunnison Arts Center.  
May 28th: Crested Butte Community School High School Graduation followed by Parade. 
May 28th- May 30: Memorial Day Sidewalk Sales in both Gunnison and Crested Butte

Mark your Calendars for Upcoming Events
For those that want to plan ahead below are some of our most popular summer events. 

June 24th: The Chainless Bike Race at the Kebler Pass Y from 4:20-5:30 pm. This event is not to miss whether participating or just watching the costumes roll into town, it is a CB Classic event. 
July 4th: Come celebrate the 4th in Paradise. Head to the Parade on Elk by day, then head up to the  Lazer Light Show on Mt Crested Butte or the Fireworks display at Western’s Mountaineer Bowl. July 8th-17th: The Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. A week of hikes and photography sessions to enjoy the wildflower capital of Colorado. 
July 20th-23rd. The Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival. Multiple amazing events around town to enjoy different wines and the best food in the valley.  
July-Aug: The Crested Butte Music Festival. Enjoy many different musical events throughout the heart of the summer. 
August 5th-7th: The 50th annual Crested Butte Arts Festival. Come visit artists’ works from all over the nation. This weekend is action-packed with amazing kid events and daily music for all to enjoy.

Kid Activities List
Below is a list of different kid activities in Crested Butte this summer.  

Trailhead Children’s Museum: Summer Programs
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory: Youth Programs.
Devo Bike Adventures
Mt Crested Butte Adventure Park, Zip Line, Trampolines, Jump Bag, and Putt-Putt. 

Market Conditions

New listings are down 3% and under contracts are down 46%. Months supply of inventory is at 2.2
(if no new listings come on the market, in 2.2 months, inventory would be at zero).

Crested Butte inventory breaks down below as follows  


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Vail Resorts Update

Crested Butte Mountain Resort. CBMR will open back up for downhill biking season in Mid-June. 

Visitor numbers drop significantly in May. Time to grab your bikes out of storage and find the dry spots in the valley. For more detail, see the Gunnison Crested Butte Travel website.

A Local’s Tip

This is a great time to head down to Gunnison or Almont areas, where the snow has already melted out. Hartman Rock Recreation Area is where you will find many locals these days, biking, hiking, climbing, and camping. 

Flat Top Trail or Forest Service Road 7860 is located just past Almont on 135. This is a great early season hike and a fantastic spot to see early season wildflowers.

The Gunnison River is also ready to fish, kayak, or raft and the water will continue to rise with each new warm day.
Please be considerate as to which trails to bike, hike, or run on. Make sure they are open and avoid any muddy areas.


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