Crested Butte City Colorado Panorama View

Crested Butte City Colorado Panorama View

Crested Butte Colorado, Gunnison County autumn panorama landscape scenic view. Crested Butte is located in Southwest Colorado, 28 miles north of the City of Gunnison.  Crested Butte is the eighth largest historic district in the state of Colorado. Elevation:  8,885 ft . Crested Butte is a Home Rule Municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, USA. A former coal mining town now called “the last great Colorado ski town,”  Crested Butte is a destination for skiing, mountain biking, and a variety of other outdoor activities. The population was 1,487 at the 2010 census.  Buy Prints Online – Crested Butte City Colorado Panorama View


Some Facts About Crested Butte

Population: Crested Butte has approximately 1,700 year-round residents, while Mt. Crested Butte has a little over 700 year-round residents. All of Gunnison County has over 14,000 residents.

Elevation: The Elevation in Gunnison county ranges from 7,700 feet above sea level in Gunnison to 9,375 feet at the ski base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The town of Crested Butte resides at 8,885 feet and the peak of Crested Butte Mountain is 12,162 feet.

Ski Resort: Crested Butte Mountain Resort is located in Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado, just 3 miles from the town of Crested Butte. Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy over 1,100 acres of trails ranging from beginner to expert.

Winter:  The town of Crested Butte, as viewed from the Silver Queen chairlift at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

The primary winter activity in Crested Butte is skiing or snowboarding at nearby Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Mount Crested Butte. Backcountry skiing in the surrounding mountains is some of the best in Colorado. The mountain, Crested Butte, rises to 12,162 feet (3,707 m) above sea level. The ski area base is at 9,375 feet (2,858 m). 14 lifts serve 1,058 acres (4.28 km2) of terrain. 448 acres (1.81 km2) of the terrain are double black runs. The large amount of extreme skiing terrain at Crested Butte has attracted the US Extreme Skiing Championships and the X Games. The longest run on Mount Crested Butte is 2.6 miles (4.2 km) long.

The town of Crested Butte itself has a Nordic Center which has an ice skating rink as well as many miles of groomed cross-country skiing trails.

Summer: Crested Butte is one of the locations that claims to have created the sport of mountain biking. The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is located in Crested Butte. Other popular summer activities in Crested Butte include hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, four wheeling, disc golf, and fishing. One of the best bike trails for moderate-to-expert mountain biking is “401”, located just outside of town.

Festivals: Crested Butte hosts a number of unique festivals and parades throughout the year. These include Torchlight, New Years, Winter Carnival, Butte Bash College Ski Week and Mardi Gras during the winter months; Extreme Board Fest, Slushuck and Flaushink during spring; the Crested Butte Bike Week, Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte International Film Festival, 4th of July, the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Alpenglow Concert Series, Festival of the Arts and Ball Bash during summer; and Fall Fest, Vinitok and Paragon Peoples’ Fair during fall.

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About BoulderCountyPhotographer

James "Bo" Insogna was Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA. He studied with the New York Institute of Photography. He Started his photography career 1984. He opened a studio in Boulder, Colorado downtown on the Boulder mall. Shooting for local newspapers, magazines, Skiing, Bicycling, models portfolios and some commercial work. In 1987 the economy got bad in Boulder so he decided to make a move to Scottsdale Arizona. Once in Arizona, He became a staff photographer for the Phoenician Arabian Horse Magazine doing the covers, inside lay outs and a two page spread called Bo Trek. In the late 1980's - 1990's he was a respected member of the Arabian Horse Community in Arizona, chosen to photograph champions, riders, trainers and owners. From the first Arizona lightning monsoon season, Bo very quickly became a Lightning Storm Chaser. Striking-Photography.com, www.ArizonaLightning.com and aka www.TheLightningMan.com was born. A very fun, exciting and dangerous job! Since 1987 he has spent many years pursuing elusive lightning storms spanning miles of natural desert. It takes great dedication, courage and desire to grip a metal camera upon a metal tripod astride mountain peaks with lightning crashing mere paces away. His prints reflect the courage and passion he feels for his art. He has been featured on television and in print. In 1991 The VVA honored him by choosing his Photograph "Operation Desert Storm" as the official print of the Arizona Desert Storm Memorial Fund. The men and the flag represent the "Operation" and the Victory and Liberation of Kuwait. The Saguaro represents the "Desert" and the men and women who served in the Gulf. The Lightning represents the "Storm" and the Air War with swift, precise strikes. Twenty years after leaving Boulder, Bo decided to relocate his family back in Colorado. He settled in Boulder County. Lovin Life in Boulder County! Facebook Twitter G+ Bo featured on ABC News TV 15 Bo featured on TV 3

Posted on January 13, 2014, in Autumn Fall Foliage, Colorado, Landscapes, Scenics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

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