Crested Butte

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Crested Butte
Crested Butte.jpg
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.


From the north in summer

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for Crested Butte is "Dfc" which is continental subarctic. This climate type is dominated by the winter season with a long, bitterly cold period of minimal daylight hours, heavy snowfall and low humidity. The annual snowfall average is 198.4 inches (504 cm) with January recording the highest average snowfall at 40 inches (100 cm). July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 57.2 °F (14.0 °C) while January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 11.8 °F (−11.2 °C). The average temperature for the year is 34.7 °F (1.5 °C).[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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