Nestled amongst millions of acres of pristine wilderness, the town of Crested Butte is a true gem of the rockies. We are only a short 12 minute drive to the historic downtown. With distinctive restaurants, unique shopping, art galleries, yoga studios, festivals, concerts and other cultural activities, you must explore "Colorado Last Great Ski Town."
Summer time is when our resort truly comes alive. With trailheads heading out into the wilderness in every direction the Pioneer offers opportunities for adventurers of all types. Whether you enjoy a light walk along the creek or a long mountain biking adventure our location rarely disappoints. Explore the "Wildflower Capital of Colorado", spend the day on the river fishing or white water-rafting or simply relax by the creek napping in one of our many creekside hammocks.
Winter at the Pioneer is a truly magical time of year. The cabins are enveloped in blankets of snow and the warm fires warm the soul. Guests enjoy the convenience of sledding hills for the kids, snowshoe and skiing trails right outside the door and we are just a short 20 minute drive to Crested Butte Mountain Resort, for those looking to ski the legendary slopes Mount Crested Butte.
There is perhaps no better time to explore Crested Butte than the fall. The hillsides glow with vibrant color and the peaks reveal their first snow of the new winter season. Peaceful, quiet, and majestic fall is secretly the greatest time of the year.
Springtime is for those who love to relax and enjoy Crested Butte as it comes to life after a long winter. Starting in May the snow melts and the flowers begin to rise. As the hiking and biking trails emerge it is a blissfully joyous and quiet time of year.