Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce

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Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce
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    601 Elk Ave
    Crested Butte, Colorado, 81224
    United States
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    Open Everyday 9am - 5pm

    Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce


    The Mission of the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce is to encourage economic prosperity by promoting and protecting the business interests of the community.


    The Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce started as a business association to promote the Crested Butte area nearly 30 years ago. For the first several years, membership in the Chamber was tied to the Business Occupancy License Tax (BOLT). BOLT revenues assisted the Chamber in marketing the area, running Crested Butte Reservations, and overseeing operation of the Visitors Center.

    In 2003, following the creation of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association, an organization tasked with marketing the area, the Chamber elected to move to voluntary membership, and moved towards more of a business service focused chamber. However, the Chamber still manages operations for three Visitor Centers in the north end of the Gunnison Valley. We also host many popular events like Crested Butte Bike Week, the Chili & Beer Festival, CRAFTED, and more.

    We partner with Gunnison County to operate two Visitor Centers, one in Crested Butte and one in Mt Crested Butte.

    Both Visitor Centers are open seven days a week from 9am-5pm in the winter and summer seasons except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Hours vary in the spring and fall. Be sure to stop by after you arrive in town for a local’s perspective on the best places to eat, stay, and play in town.


    Visit us at the locations below to get your questions answered by our friendly team of information specialists.

    Crested Butte Visitors Center
    601 Elk Avenue (“the 4-way”)
    Crested Butte

    Mt. Crested Butte Visitors Center
    Transit Center, Mountaineer Square
    Mt. Crested Butte


    The former World Record Elk was killed here in 1899 by John Plute of Crested Butte

    John Plute, a hunter and bachelor who lived and worked in Crested Butte, shot this huge bull elk in 1899 in the Dark Canyon of Anthracite Creek, 12 miles west of Crested Butte with a 30-40 Krag rifle. He gave the antlers to John Rozich who later gave them to his stepson Ed Rozman.

    Ed and Tony Rozman first made the effort in 1955 to bring recognition to the rack. A measurement form was filled out and sent to the Boone and Crocket Club in New York. In September 1960, with the help of the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge and Jesse Williams of the Montrose Game and Fish Department, an official measurement was made and also sent to New York.

    Then the antlers themselves had to be shipped to New York to be measured by their own officials. On March 19, 1961 they were certified in a new world record: score 442 3/8. Recently, a set of horns from Arizona apparently surpassed the Crested Butte elk by a mere .25 points.

    Through the efforts of the American Sportsman’s Club, a cape was mounted to the Crested Butte antlers by official taxidermist Joe Jonas Jr. and displayed during the National Western Stock Show. Countless numbers of people have seen the head.

    When not on loan and/or tour, the head is being displayed at the Crested Butte Visitors Center in downtown Crested Butte. It is still one of the most impressive racks you will ever see.


    Still in the planning stages of your trip to Crested Butte? Order a copy of the official Gunnison-Crested Butte Vacation Guide today to get all the details on lodging, dining, events, and the great towns here in the Gunnison Valley.





    The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) will offer more flights for the 2016/17 winter season making access to the Gunnison Valley more convenient than ever.

    United Airlines non-stop service from Chicago (ORD) will operate daily from December 16, 2016 through January 3, 2017. In the spring, this flight will operate on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from February 18, 2017 through April 2, 2017. Daily non-stop service to/from Chicago over the winter holidays represents a significant expansion for GUC!

    United Airlines non-stop service from Houston (IAH) will operate daily from December 16, 2016 through January 3, 2017. In the spring, this flight will operate Saturdays from February 18, 2017 through April 1, 2017. United Express daily service from Denver (DEN) will complement United’s flights from Chicago and Houston. On peak days, United will fly from DEN twice daily.

    Alaska Airlines will fly non-stop from Los Angeles (LAX) twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 17, 2016 through March 25th, 2017. Fly one-way or round trip and take advantage of Alaska’s great fares.

    American Airlines will fly non-stop from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) from December 15, 2016 through April 3, 2017. On peak days, American will fly from DFW twice daily.

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