High Water and High Country
Activities are Good for the Soul
"Unplug and Recharge" in Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado, a place where family and friends come to disconnect, and reconnect to what life is really all about! This spring and summer, the high water from a near record winter snowfall promises to provide great river experiences! On the Taylor River, fed from the magnificent high country Taylor Reservoir, there is a splash around every corner providing exciting rafting trips suitable for all skill levels. The Taylor is also an excellent place to master your kayaking skills. If that's a bit too adventuresome, jump into a Ducky and pretend you're in a kayak! Another great kayaking and rafting experience awaits in Gunnison Whitewater Park on the mighty Gunnison River, the second largest tributary to the Colorado River. And, for a softer adventure, consider tubing for some excitement! Our outfitters gear up in Mid-May, ready for early season paddlers affording better value and fewer crowds. So, make plans to visit in June! Check out www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com to see real time water levels, lodging options and outfitters who can take care of your sporting needs as well as provide guided trips for individuals or groups of family and friends.
Fishing is already excellent! Fly fishing in Gold Medal Trophy Trout waters on the Taylor, Gunnison and East Rivers doesn't get any better! Or, take a float trip down the Gunnison to the big, beautiful Blue Mesa, Colorado's largest body of water with 92 miles of shoreline and home of the Curecanti National Recreation Area where boating, wind surfing, sailing, camping and RV sites, horseback riding and hiking are available. Go to www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com and check out the fishing charts and tournament events that make the Gunnison Valley one of Colorado's fishing meccas!
And for the land lovers, take a walk, hike, bike or horse back ride in Colorado's Official Wildflower Capital, Crested Butte! The Wildflower Festival kicks off on July 11th and runs through the 17th offering guided hikes, bicycle tours and seminars. While you're there be sure to visit the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame located in the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. And, for those who have a love of the authentic old west, July also brings out the best of the west with the Gunnison Country Western Heritage Days festival, a celebration of the pioneer spirit that is still alive in Gunnison today! Then, stay on for Colorado's oldest and longest running rodeo, the 105th Cattlemen's Days. Heritage Days kicks off on Friday, July 8th and Cattlemen's Days begins on Sunday, July 10th. For a complete listing of a spring and summer season jam packed with unique and exciting events go to www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com! If you would like to speak to a real person about anything this great destination has to offer, request a FREE vacation guide or to book custom vacation packages, call toll free 877-346-5108.