4 wheeling in Crested Butte

4 Wheel Drive Tour

As the ski season winds down and the temperatures rise, many are thinking ahead to summer. Whether you’re looking for that fun family road trip or getting some friends together for a weekend of adventure, the Gunnison and Crested Butte area delivers every variety of fun available in the Colorado mountains. The bonus is that you won’t find the huge crowds of tourists like you do in Estes Park or along the I-70 corridor.

For the action-oriented crowd, the area offers world-class mountain biking and hiking. Many trail signage improvements have been made in recent years making it easier than ever to find a great ride or hike. Most of the local trails are easily accessed and completely un-crowded; something that is rare to find anymore. If water is your thing, check out the Taylor River. It offers beauty, whitewater, mellow sections and some of the best fishing in the state. Or you may want to visit a local reservoir. Blue Mesa reservoir is the largest lake in the state, offering boating opportunities and monster fish! Finally, for the “motor heads” check out local trails for stellar ATV and dirt bike riding.

Taylor River Rafting Three Rivers Resort

Lower Taylor Rafting

Three Rivers Resort: One Stop for Activities! For complete information and guide services, visit Three Rivers Resort in Almont. The resort is located on the Taylor River between Gunnison and Crested Butte and they offer raft trips from mild to wild as well as a complete fly shop and fishing trips for all levels. If you’d rather do it on your own, rent a small raft, inflatable kayak, stand up paddleboard or fishing gear from them. Additionally, they have a full concierge desk where staff will book your horseback ride, zip line tour, 4 wheel drive tour or just point you to the best trails. Additionally, their cabins, vacation homes, RV sites and hotel-style rooms come in a variety of types and prices from basic to upscale. With a restaurant on site, this is your perfect base camp for family fun and mountain adventures! Book your vacation for early June and receive a 10% discount on any raft trip! Kids may raft starting at age 2, or as long as they can walk and sit up on their own! https://www.3riversresort.com/hot-deals/.