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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, [...]

Bolivia Mountaineering Expedition (2013 Trip Report)….

Crested Butte Mountain Guides has recently returned from our annual mountaineering expedition to the high peaks of the Cordillera Real in the Bolivian Andes. Expanding on our shorter 8-day trip in 2012, our 2013 Bolivia Mountaineering Expedition stayed for 14-days and attempted to climb 5 different mountains above 17,000′ in two different parts of the [...]

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.  [...]

Wilderness solo skiing on Little Bear Peak

It’s Spring in the Colorado Rockies, and that guarantees only one thing…..fickle, unpredictable weather ! For the type of person that isn’t too attached to the idea of what Spring is supposed to be about, is willing to roll with what Mother Nature delivers, or is just plain ADD when it comes to outdoor recreation [...]

Hello Spring……

The first day of spring was yesterday.  This is what the 2nd day of spring looked like in Crested Butte this morning.  Go figure. Ahh spring, you gotta love it … and we do!  Truth be told spring is actually a great time of year in Crested Butte.  Temps start rising, snow starts melting and everyone has [...]