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) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,582 ft (787 m)[1]
Crested Butte is located in Colorado
Crested Butte
Crested Butte
Location Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S.
Range Elk Mountains
Coordinates 38°53′00″N 106°56′37″W / 38.88333°N 106.94361°W / 38.88333; -106.94361Coordinates: 38°53′00″N 106°56′37″W / 38.88333°N 106.94361°W / 38.88333; -106.94361[2]
Topo map USGS Gothic
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.[3]


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