Travel Blogs from Crested Butte
... Hollywood films, including:
- The Shootist in 1976 with John Wayne, about a dying gunfighter who spends his last days looking for a way to die with the least pain and the most dignity.
- The final scene in the 2007 drama, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, takes place in a saloon in Creede, where outlaw Robert Ford (played by Casey Affleck) is gunned down by Edward O’Kelley. The scene was shot on a set in ...
... and is considered a gateway to many spectacular areas in the Rockies. If you have time in Montrose, you can visit the Museum of the Mountain West, the Ute Indian Museum, or the Russell Stover Candy Factory. You can also head east out of town and visit a nearby National Park, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. That’s our plan. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is only about 11 miles northeast of Montrose. East on US-50 for 6 ...
... sounds amazing I know and it was! But today also included a 150 mile detour due to road closures, hail, freezing winds and crawling along an interstate due to a traffic accident. And last night might just take the prize as the worst night in the tent so far. Mainly due to the fact that it was freezing and our tent, although rain resistant is not wind resistant. So the two tired, cranky travellers who arrived in Aspen tonight might need a little time out before ...
... I've never seen a frozen body of water in person and it was really cool. From there it was a bout 10 miles into the town of Gunnison. I was relieved that the ride was over and I could go inside and warm up but overall it was a pretty good day. I am dreading tomorrow because I have ti climb an 11,300 foot summit. It will probably take all day so I'm gonna get some sleep to night and hopefully be well rested for the battle with the hill tomorrow. Today I rode 67 ...
... moment where I felt I could almost touch the sky. I was just there with no past and no future. Immersing in the beauty around me, I felt buoyant, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Driving in Colorado was unforgettable!
Boarding the San Francisco bound United Boeing 737, my mind drifted to the conversation I had with one of my elementary school teachers. She said, “Dream big, and reach for the sky!"
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Other places to stay in Crested Butte
500 Gothic Road, Crested Butte | 4 star hotelfrom $123
11 Snowmass Road, Crested Butte | Hotelfrom $184
620 Gothic Road, Crested Butte | 3 star hotelfrom $153
20 Hunter Hill Road, Crested Butte | 3 star hotelfrom $204
11 Snowmass Road, Crested Butte | Hotelfrom $185
11Snowmass Road, Crested Butte | 2 star hotelfrom $208
18 Hunter Hill Road, Crested Butte | Hotelfrom $105