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The best camper van rentals near Crested Butte, CO

Crested Butte, a former coal mining town turned ski resort is nestled in the Elk Mountains. Known not only for its winter ski season but also for its summer mountain biking, and scenic meadows full of brilliant wildflowers. It's a great area to explore with a camper van rental.

Nearly 350,000 people visit the Crested Butte Mountain Resort resort each winter, using its 15 lifts to access 1,547 skiable acres. The Town of Crested Butte is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2008. The population of Crested Butte plays an active role in preserving the town’s history and scenic charm while balancing it with the modern requirements of a full-time tourist destination.

In the wintertime, Crested Butte is famous for its downhill skiing. But if that’s not your thing there are plenty of great activities to enjoy. Snowshoeing, fat-tire biking, dog sledding, XC skiing, horseback and sleigh riding are some of the outdoor activities available besides downhill skiing. In the spring and summertime enjoy hiking and mountain biking with a camper van rental to get you from one location to another.

There are also many indoor activities to enjoy like spa and massage treatments, yoga, Crested Butte Museum, live music and great dining options. The Town of Crested Butte has something for everyone.

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At an elevation of 9,000 feet and surrounded by mountains, Crested Butte experiences below zero temperatures on a regular basis and hundreds of inches of annual snowfall.

Founded in 1878, Crested Butte began as a supply camp for local silver mines in the 1870s evolving into one of the most productive coal towns in the Rockies during the 1880s.

The nearby 12,000 foot peak of Crested Butte Mountain is where the town got its name.

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