Things To Do In Crested Butte Colorado With Kids

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Activities For Kids

Crested Butte hosts a variety of kid and family friendly activities ranging from outdoor adventure to indoor playtime.

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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

  • Hiking
    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.
  • Fishing
    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.