Wild west flair in Crested Butte's historical old town!
Crested Butte is divided into two parts: the historical old town in the valley, which has been in existence since the days of the silver mines, and Mt. Crested Butte,approximately 2.5 miles (4km) away, located directly at the base of the ski area. Whereas the old town offers a unique wild west experience, Mt. Crested Butte is characterized by unsightly hotel buildings. That being said, we recommend spending at least one night in the 'real' Crested Butte. Kochevar's on Elk Avenue, built in 1886, is the oldest saloon in Crested Butte and still features an original coal stove and roulette table. Live entertainment and european cuisine can be found at the Princess Wine Bar (also on Elk Avenue). For something quick between runs at the ski area, we recommend Butte 66 (rhymes with the legendary American highway route 66), which is located next to the base terminal of the Red Lady Express. Here you'll find not only hearty American dishes, but also some tasty Mexican specialties.