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Shopping in Crested Butte

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:

Lucille Lucas Gallery

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 Photography

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.

Rijks Family Gallery

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 Bicycle Heaven

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.

Crested Butte Sports Ski & Bike

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.

Misty Mountain Too

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.


Upcoming events

  • Crested Butte Wild Flower Festival

    July 7-13, 2014

    This festival includes 200+ events such as hikes, jeep tours, workshops in art and photography, and so much more!

  • Crested Butte Arts Festival

    August 1-3, 2014

    Come observe scenic beauty and artistic talent in this annual event.

  • 15th Annual Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off

    September 6, 2014

    Welcome the spirit of autumn with locally made chili and excellently crafted beer.

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Snow report

Crested Butte (Updated: 2/29/2016)

  • New snow (Cumulative):
  • Past 24 hours: 0 inches
  • Base Depth: 52 - 52 inches
  • Terrain:
  • Trails Open: 118 of 121
  • Lifts Open: 15 of 16
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