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Summertime Adventures

Heading Into Summer All of the staff at Irwin/ Crested Butte Mountain Guides (IB/CBMG) are getting stoked on summer. The grass is starting to turn green, the trails are drying out, and the rivers are flowing. What a great environment listening to the joyful sounds of all the staff talking about what river they just [...]

Crested Butte Mountain Guides Joins Irwin Guides

Crested Butte Mountain Guides Joins Irwin Guides to Grow Services & Reach Together CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (December 26, 2013) – Two pioneering Crested Butte-based outdoor guiding companies have decided to join forces, bringing complementary capabilities and expertise into one outdoor adventure enterprise. Today, Irwin Guides announced its partnership with Crested Butte Mountain Guides through its [...]

Announcing CBMG’s AIARE Avalanche Course Schedule for Winter 2013/2014

Ensure that you’re backcountry ready this winter with an AIARE (American Institute of Avalanche Research & Education) avalanche safety course.  With ample snow fall plus what can often be considered a complex snowpack, there’s no better place to take your course than in Crested Butte, Colorado with Crested Butte Mountain Guides! For the 2013-2014 season [...]

The Wildflowers of Summer 2013

Crested Butte locals and visitors alike were treated to a truly spectacular wildflower season this summer.  After last summer’s lackluster wildflower display (due in part to extremely dry conditions and high summer temps) this year’s burst of mountain color was a welcomed sight.   A wet spring followed by a wetter than normal summer resulted [...]

New and Improved Trails in Crested Butte

  I finally got to ride the Lower Loop for the first time this season (what can I say, I’m a rock climber first and a mtn biker second) with the father/son team Sandy and Sanders Benkwith.  I was pleasantly surprised to find the trail in far better shape than it was last year.  The [...]

A Kiddo on Kili

CBMG is in preparing to leave for Africa in just a few short weeks to climb the continent’s highest peak and the world’s tallest free standing mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,433 ft /5893m).  Learn more about our upcoming 12-day expedition and safari here.  Little did we know, until recently, that one of our very own guides, [...]

They Don’t Call it the ‘Lupine Trail’ for Nothing

The Lupine Trail is absolutely exploding with the fabulous purple flowers from which it derives it’s name.  After a fairly bleak wildflower season last summer it was a pleasant, albeit unexpected, surprise to find the Lupines out in full, vibrant force during a quick after work ride last night.   Since it’s creation during the [...]

Mountain Passes & Trails Opening for the Season

Getting to and from Crested Butte just got a little easier again!  Jack’s Cabin Cut-Off, Cottonwood Pass, and Kebler Pass are all OPEN for the season.   Thanks to recent consecutive days of sunshine and slowly rising temps some our of favorite lower elevation trails are beginning to open up for the season as well.  [...]