Crested Butte

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Crested Butte
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Crested Butte, Colorado in the fall
Elevation 12,168 ft (3,709 m)[1][2]
Prominence 2,582 ft (787 m)[2]
Isolation 4.65 mi (7.48 km)[2]
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Crested Butte is located in Colorado
Crested Butte
Crested Butte
Location Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S.[3]
Range Elk Mountains[2]
Coordinates 38°53′00″N 106°56′37″W / 38.8833256°N 106.9436547°W / 38.8833256; -106.9436547Coordinates: 38°53′00″N 106°56′37″W / 38.8833256°N 106.9436547°W / 38.8833256; -106.9436547[3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Gothic, Colorado[3]
Easiest route hike

Crested Butte, elevation 12,168 ft (3,709 m), is a summit in the Elk Mountains of western U.S. Colorado. The butte is just east of the town of Crested Butte in Gunnison County. Ski lifts and runs of the Crested Butte Mountain Resort occupy the north side of the mountain.


Climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity.[4]

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  1. ^ The elevation of Crested Butte includes an adjustment of +1.940 m (+6.36 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c d "Crested Butte, Colorado". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Crested Butte". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Crested Butte

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