Kid friendly adventures
Crested Butte is fun for the whole family. From terrain parks and the tubing hill on the mountain to ice skating at the Nordic Center in town, there are endless possibilities for the kids. Dig in on the action and have some fun.
The Adventure Park is for all ages with a covered mini golf, bungee trampolines and a lift-served tubing hill. You also can tap into the magic of sleigh ride dinners to Uley’s Cabin pulled by a snowcat, daytime and moonlight snowshoe tours. There are kid’s ski and snowboarding lessons at CBMR, as well as through Adaptive Sports Center (www.adapativesports.org) for family members with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.
Trailhead Children’s Museum
The Trailhead Children’s Museum, located in Crested Butte, is a place where kids can enjoy hands-on exhibits and programs in the arts, sciences and creative play. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The Trailhead also holds special art classes for kids and this winter is holding Family Nights where parents and kids can create together.
Crested Butte Nordic has cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding all in one place. CB Nordic grooms more than 50k of trails and offers instruction, equipment rentals and many events. Use of the outdoor ice rink and sledding hill are free, and all kids Nordic ski for free.
If you’d rather not expel your own energy to get around and love horses and dogs, check out one of these great options for the whole family. Head out with Fantasy Ranch Horseback Adventures for a one-hour ride in the Almont area. Halfway through the journey, warm up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa.
There is nothing quite like being pulled by a team of dogs in the thick of mountain terrain capped with snow. Dogsledding with Lucky Cat Dog Farm or Cosmic Cruisers is one of those lifetime experiences not to be missed.
The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is a place for the whole family. Enrich your mind at the museum, where there are displays about local history, including skiing, ranching, mining, local personalities and more and the kids will love the train display.
Old Rock Library
The Old Rock community library has a wide variety of books, DVDs, audiobooks for the whole family. Visitors can register for a library card and check out materials. The kids will love Old Rock’s storytimes during the week for babies, toddlers and big kids.