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By Duane Vandenbusche

Crested Butte rises 8,885 toes above sea point at the fringe of the gorgeous Elk Mountains within the Gunnison nation of Colorado’s Western Slope. among Crested Butte and Aspen, 25 miles to the north, are six 14,000-foot-high peaks with 12,000-foot-high passes and surroundings that takes the breath away. Crested Butte started as a silver camp yet quickly changed into one of many nice coal cities of the West, with a wealthy ethnic history developed from the mining camps. within the twenty first century, Crested Butte is a vacationer city of 1,500 citizens highlighted by means of the Mount Crested Butte Ski quarter, the Mountain motorcycle corridor of popularity, and its terrific wildflower and track fairs. the city this day is what it usually has been, “the queen jewel of the Elk Mountains.”

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