The foothills surrounding Crested Butte are dotted with million dollar homes and multi-million dollar 'ranches'. Then there is Crested Butte Mountain, an enclave of high rise ski condominiums, a shopping village and the ski area. In between the two lies the charming town of Crested Butte which has lost none of its historic, hippie charm.
We have gotten into the habit of chacking with the Visitor Center when we arrive in a new location. Judd Falls was their first recommendation for photographers. Check, done! The second recommendation was a road out of town that had a nice 'valley' view and an old barn.
We had lunch in Crested Butte both days we were there. I would recommend both places. The first was Pitas in Paradise. The second was Teocalli Tamale. Both offered some interesting variations on what you might think of as Greek or Mexican food. After lunch on the second day I dropped Tom off to cruise down main street while I went to get gas and a coffee percolator at the True Value in town.
Crested Butte claims to be the wildflower capital of the world. They host a huge wildflower festival in July. We are a bit too early to see all of what is to come. There was some excitement that the lupine were finally blooming along the lower road to Kebler Summit.
Tom and I hope you enjoyed our trip to Crested Butte.