Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Mount Crested Butte

The mountains and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Mount Crested Butte. Revered for its skiing, hiking and cycling, this city is both welcoming and scenic. Snowmass Mountain and Aspen Mountain are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Mount Crested Butte

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Travellers enjoy Mount Crested Butte for its skiing, hiking and cycling. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Mount Crested Butte a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Snowmass Mountain (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Aspen Mountain (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Aspen Highlands (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Buttermilk Mountain (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Crested Butte Nordic Center (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Mount Crested Butte

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Mount Crested Butte. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Crested Butte Town Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Maroon Bells (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Maroon Lake (9.7 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Crater Lake Trailhead (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Maroon Lake Scenic Trail Head (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Cathedral Lake Trailhead (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Mount Crested Butte

Fly into Aspen, CO (ASE-Pitkin County), the closest airport, located 18.7 mi (30.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Gunnison, CO (GUC-Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional), which is 29.2 mi (47.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Mount Crested Butte?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 791 holiday lettings around Mount Crested Butte. From 273 houses to 381 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Mount Crested Butte?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Mount Crested Butte. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Crested Mountain Village: 439 holiday homes
  • The Outlook: 247 holiday homes
  • Trailhead Discovery Museum: 819 holiday homes
  • Pitchfork: 15 holiday homes
  • Black Bear Lodge: 15 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Mount Crested Butte! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Mount Crested Butte?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Mount Crested Butte with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Aspen: 2,373 holiday lettings
  • Crested Butte: 810 holiday lettings
  • Carbondale: 1,762 holiday lettings
  • Gunnison: 893 holiday lettings
  • Twin Lakes: 332 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Mount Crested Butte? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Mount Crested Butte. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Trailhead Discovery Museum: 819 holiday rentals
  • Trailhead Childrens Museum: 817 holiday rentals
  • Aspen: 2,373 holiday rentals
  • Maroon Bells: 2,536 holiday rentals
  • Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs: 1,089 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mount Crested Butte listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.