Snow or Summer Sun? Crested Butte CO offers best of both worlds
Cristiana Guesthause in Crested Butte CO

Snow or Summer Sun? Crested Butte CO offers best of both worlds

There is biking, hiking, playgrounds, rock climbing and lots of wildflowers—Crested Butte has the moniker for the Wildflower Capital and is packed with tourists in summer

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Hiking Crested Butte to Aspen – again – the good, the bad and the better
At the top of the East Maroon Pass

Hiking Crested Butte to Aspen – again – the good, the bad and the better

If I’ve learned one thing from travel—especially with kids—is that you have to take the bad with the good. That’s a good lesson for the kids to learn, along the way, of course. And perhaps there is no better time to remind you of that adage than on an outdoor adventure. We certainly were reminded on the hiking trail.

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Summer in Crested Butte CO – a family vacation haven
Eileen Mel and Reg on the Scarp Ridge hike

Summer in Crested Butte CO – a family vacation haven

Crested Butte bills itself as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado and there is a Wildflower Festival going on with everything from art classes, guided wildflower hikes, photography classes and more.

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A hike across the roof of Southwestern Colorado
Eileen hiking the West Maroon Trail in the early morning

A hike across the roof of Southwestern Colorado

I’d always wanted to do the famous hike between Crested Butte in Southwest Colorado and Aspen –12.2 miles along the West Maroon trail, crossing the Maroon Pass which is 12,500 feet high. I’d first heard about this hike years ago when we took our kids to Crested Butte, one of my favorite mountain towns to ski.

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