Crested Butte

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This article is about the mountain in Colorado. For the resort on the mountain, see Crested Butte Mountain Resort. For the nearby Town of Crested Butte, see Crested Butte, Colorado.
Crested Butte
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Crested Butte, Colorado. Photo by Chris Segal
Highest point
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
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]
Crested Butte is located in Colorado
Crested Butte
Crested Butte
Location Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S.[3]
Parent range West Elk Mountains[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Gothic, Colorado[3]
Easiest route hike

Crested Butte is a prominent mountain summit in the West Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 12,168-foot (3,709 m) peak is located in Gunnison National Forest, 2.1 miles (3.4 km) northeast by east (bearing 59°) of the Town of Crested Butte in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States.[1][2][3] 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. ^ a b 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 e "Crested Butte, Colorado". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Crested Butte". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Crested Butte

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