Seniors Are Wild About Crested Butte
The Colorado General Assembly has designated Crested Butte the Wildflower Capital of Colorado. So senior visitors, if you love flowers, skiing, biking, eating well and breathing good high country air, Crested Butte is there just for you.
The town hosts a number of unique festivals and parades throughout the year: Torchlight, New Years, Winter Carnival, Butte Bash College Ski Week and Mardi Gras during the winter months; Extreme Board Fest, Slushuck and Flaushink during spring; the Crested Butte Bike Week, A Music Festival, the 4th of July Celebration and the famed Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. In addition the town hosts Alpenglow Concert Series, Festival of the Arts and Ball Bash during summer and Fall Fest and Vinitok and Paragon Peoples’ Fair later in the year.
Visitors, photographers and artists from all over the US and abroad head for Crested Butte to witness nature’s explosion of color during the flower festival and the weeks after and well into the month of August.
Senior visitors will find more than 200 events showcasing the lush landscapes and activities that feature the awesome display of wildflowers such as hikes and walks, jeep tours, garden tours, and workshops in photography, art, gardening, medicinals and of course, botany.
Seniors Love Classic Historic Mountain Town
The Crested Butte area is truly unique among resort towns. Situated at the end of a dead-end road and encircled by towering mountains, there is only one way in or out in the winter. Senior visitors will discover Crested Butte to be a classic historic mountain town with a rustic vibe and with preserved remains of the adventurous Old West.
The Old saloons on Elk Avenue that were once hangouts of Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy stay intact and house poker games against a decor of mounted buffalo heads and soggy wooden bar fixtures. The Crested Butte Town Hall, built in 1883, like most of the town structures, still has its original look preserved in a clean and tidy fashion.
Downtown Crested Butte is a unique example of a quaint 1880′s historic mining town and a registered National Historic District. Senior travelers will discover a host of interesting shops, great restaurants, and a good variety of lodging options.
Not large, 1,500+, this former coal mining town, is called “the last great Colorado ski town.” Crested Butte Mountain offers 1,167 skiable acres catering mostly to the advanced intermediate and experts.
Senior Visitors Discover Unique Mountain Life
Seniors will find no traffic lights or chain stores but a community that openly celebrates the unique mountain life with the mighty Rocky Mountains in the backdrop. Surrounded by over two million acres of National Forest and Wilderness, there is not an interstate in sight, only thousand of beautiful aspen trees.
Kebler Pass is the #1 attraction in Crested Butte and one of the best places to see those golden aspens in the fall. My wife wants to go this fall! jeb