Rocky Mountain Fun

The Crested Butte area, its picturesque mountains, and many streams and lakes offer a full range of mountain activities, including:

  • 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course
  • numerous tennis courts
  • nature hikes
  • 4-wheel drive tours

Choose from any of the activities available in the area as well as a selection of Conference-organized, scheduled activities each day, including nature hikes, 4-wheel drive mountain tours, horseback rides, scenic bus tours, river rafting, tennis, fishing and golf tournaments, and a fun run. Some activities require fees or charges not included in the registration fee. Sign up for all activities is on Monday morning between 9 a.m. and noon.

Arts Festival

Crested Butte, Colorado, is home to one of the nation’s top arts festivals. For over 40 years, the Crested Butte Arts Festival features incredible art, fantastic cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, artist demonstrations, chef demonstrations, children’s activities and an art auction. There’s something for everyone at the Festival, where surrounding beauty, artistic talent, and appreciative patrons merge for one, glorious weekend.

Elk Avenue is closed to traffic and booths are set up lining both sides of the street. There is a jury to select exhibitors, and since the competition to exhibit in this Festival is stiff, the artists and craftsmen who are selected are among the finest anywhere. If you have never had the opportunity to visit this festival, plan to stay over following the conference to check it out. You will not be disappointed. Those who have been coming to Crested Butte for years will confirm this is an extraordinary event.  Please check their web site for the specific dates and activities at Crested Butte Arts Festival