Elk Avenue in Crested Butte, Colorado is one of the main streets that are filled with exotic and exciting shops. The term “shop till you drop” will take on a whole new meaning as you thumb through locally-made clothing, outdoor wear, and unique gift items that can’t be found anywhere else. Choose from one of the many rental and outdoor outfitters to prepare for your mountain adventure.
Here are just a few places you’ll want to check out during your visit:
Celebrate and enjoy fine cuisine and excellent wine among the scenic and captivating Rocky Mountains. The main event, the Grand Tasting, will feature over 500 select wines from 25 wineries along with food demonstrations from your favorite Crested Butte restaurants. You won’t want to miss this event!
The entire family is sure to love one of Crested Butte’s favorite summer festivals. This year the weekend will include 175 artists, live entertainment, an art auction, a beer and wine pavilion, and culinary demonstrations! Come out and enjoy!
Hosted by the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, the Annual Chili + Beer Festival is the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to summer while enjoying unlimited bowls of chili and beers from breweries around the region. There will also be a bike festival to highlight the beautiful biking Crested Butte has to offer. Whether you are drinking, eating, or biking, this is sure to be a memorable weekend.
This old family business has a history going back over 80 years. Lucille Lucas Gallery houses many antique prints and fine 20th century art.
Nathan Bilow has been a professional photographer for 30 years, and has his shop in Crested Butte. Visit his gallery to see his award-winning Dozen Distinctive Destinations photos of the great Crested Butte area.
View the master pieces of local artists at Rijks Family Gallery. Pick a painting that you admire and they will make you a custom picture frame to compliment your new purchase.
Big Al’s knows the sport of mountain biking and will get all the gear you need to tear up the trails. Stop in for equipment, rentals, clothing, and everything else you’ll need for your ride.
Outdoor sports are a highlight in Colorado, and Crested Butte Sports will make sure you have the right equipment for skiing, hiking, fishing, or even rock climbing.
Featuring unique merchandise and accessories from world-class artisans, Lavish boasts a line of products that are rarely seen outside large cities. Come in to pick up an assortment of jewelry, hats, scarves, shoes, watches, and more.
Grab a dozen of the finest wild flowers at Misty Mountain to give to that special someone. The smell of these flowers will help you remember the perfect vacation.