Almanac: Crested Butte, Colorado

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The Copper Creek Trail is a hiking favorite. Take the Judd Falls-Copper Creek trailhead just north of Gothic for 360-degree views. To make it an overnight adventure, continue 8 miles up to Conundrum Trail, which leads to the famed Conundrum Hot Springs and on to Aspen.

Fore! The Crested Butte Country Club, open to the public, has an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It's home to the renowned John Jacobs Golf School. Call (970) 349-6127.

Refueling Station The Idle Spur Brewery on Elk Avenue, with its huge pine beams and outdoor seating, has a great selection of microbrews and a full menu.

On The Town The Wooden Nickel feels like an old-time saloon and is, in fact, the oldest bar in town. For a little local color, head to Kochevars to see where Butch Cassidy hung out and purportedly left his handgun when he had to flee through the back door to escape local authorities.

Sleeping In The Claim Jumper B&B (970-349-6471) has six themed rooms featuring classic sports memorabilia. At the base of the ski resort stands the recently renovated Crested Butte Marriott Resort (800-544-8448), with all the amenities of a luxury hotel. For CB Central Reservations, call (800) 782-6037.

On A Rainy Day Crested Butte is home to the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame (970-349-1880).

Festivals More than 900 riders compete in the annual Fat Tire Bike Festival, scheduled for June 23-27. Crested Butte is the official "Wildflower Capital of Colorado." The annual Wildflower Festival (970-349-2571), slated for July 12-18, includes nature walks, photography and painting workshops.

Information Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1288, Crested Butte, CO 81224; (970) 349-6438 or (800) 545-4505; or