Crested Butte hosts a variety of kid and family friendly activities ranging from outdoor adventure to indoor playtime.
Summer Kid Friendly Activities
- Summer Adventure Camp
Crested Butte summer adventure camps introduce kids to the great outdoors through hands-on educational activities. Call ahead for pricing and reservations.
- Kids' Museum & Art Studio
Sometimes the wee ones need some indoor time. With a kids' museum and kids' art studio, Crested Butte has it covered.
Summer Fun Attractions for the Family
Hit the trail for wildflowers, wildlife and wild views in one of the most pristine hiking areas in Colorado.
- Horseback Riding
With heaps of backcountry trails, Crested Butte horseback riding is a great way to experience the deep, non-motorized wilderness.
- Whitewater Rafting
The Gunnison River and Lower Taylor are great family rafting trips with safe, but exciting rapids. Short attention spans will delight at the constant amusement and all-natural stimuli.
Land a trout on the Gunnison River or head over to Taylor Reservoir for some lake fishing.
Winter Kid Friendly Activities
- Kids’ Ski School
Give your little shredder professional training at Crested Butte’s top-notch ski school. Kids’ ski school runs programs for 3 to 17 year-olds, starting at $145 a day.
- Kids Camp
Let them frolic with other kiddies at a Crested Butte kids camp. There’s even a night option!
- Children’s Museum
Sometimes, especially when a big storm rolls into town, kids need some inside play time. Located at the base of the ski area, admission is only $6.
Winter Fun Attractions for the Family
- Ice Skating
Crested Butte’s Big Mine Ice Rink is a lovely outdoor skating rink. Located at the Nordic center in downtown Crested Butte, admission is free and skate rentals cost $9 for adults and $7 for kids.
- Dog Sledding
A guided dog-sled tour is an opportunity for the whole family to get out into the Crested Butte wilderness. Tours last from a couple hours to all day. Prices start at $165 for adults and $140 for kids.