About Us

The Wildflower Festival began in 1986 through the efforts of a few insightful Crested Butte locals who envisioned a wildflower celebration in one of the most picturesque valleys in Colorado. The Festival has grown into a summer-long season with over 300 events offered by over 60 instructors, tour guides and volunteers.

Our Mission

slider3The mission of the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival is to advocate for the preservation and appreciation of wildflowers.

The Wildflower Festival Office

We’ve moved to 716 Elk Avenue in The Depot Building



Physical Address: 716 Elk Avenue

Mailing Address: PO Box 216

Crested Butte, CO  81224

Follow Along: 2018 Summer Blog

Fairies Spotted on Lower Loop!

June has officially kicked off and summer is starting to arrive in Crested Butte. Many local trails are in summer condition and snow is melting away fast in the high country. Believe it or not, we are also starting to see our first blooms along the trails and roadsides…

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The Crown Jewel of the Rockies

With colorful fields of wildflowers, jagged, imposing peaks, and hundreds of miles of trails, Crested Butte has become known for its exceptional natural beauty and its presence as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts over the past decades. As more and more people flock to the area to enjoy all it has to offer, it may seem like there are few places to enjoy the solitude and peace that can only be found in the mountains. Luckily, Crested Butte offers some “hidden gem” locations that still offer an enjoyable getaway without the crowds.

At over 13,000’ in elevation, the Ruby Range looms several thousand feet above Lake Irwin and…


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