During our last trek through Colorado, Neal and I made our way over to the mountain town of Crested Butte. It was early July and prime wildflower season. If you are going to go to Colorado and you want to see the wildflowers, Crested Butte is the place to be. It’s completely worth it to take in all of the beauty and fragrance of wildflower season, as well as the festival that the town puts on for this short season. This year’s festival will take place July 7-16.
Crested Butte is a beautiful mountain town. There are flowers everywhere you look during early July. We loved just driving around town and looking at the beautiful foliage. While driving around the outer roads of Crested Butte, we happened upon a neat little town called Gothic; a biological laboratory.
Our last day in Crested Butte we took a ride on the Silver Queen Express. If you are in this area in the summer, do buy a lift ticket, and do go to the top of the mountain. You will not be sorry for this decision, the views are extraordinary. You can see the whole town and the foliage is gorgeous in the summer. This was one of my favorite views of our whole trip. The ride is decently long as you sit in your lift chair and climb the mountain. I loved all aspects of this experience, even though I am terrified of heights.
Once you arrive at the top of the mountain there are plenty of chances to just wander and take pictures. Neal and I wandered out to the viewing point, which was breath-taking. Also at the top you may choose to go for a hike. We saw a lot of people who had simply ridden to the top so they could hike the mountain rather than photograph the views.
For more information on booking tickets, or Crested Butte, please visit: http://www.skicb.com/tickets-passes/lift-tickets