Crested Butte, Colorado, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Crested Butte, Colorado, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Crested Butte, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Crested Butte, Colorado, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Crested Butte, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Crested Butte, Colorado, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Crested Butte, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

Crested Butte is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

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What to wear/what to pack for Crested Butte, Colorado, United States of America by month

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January

January here is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows regularly.

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February

Traveling to Crested Butte in February, you will notice that it is freezing and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Crested Butte is brisk and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It snows 5-10 days this month.

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April

April in Crested Butte can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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May

May in Crested Butte can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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June

June here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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July

In July, Crested Butte is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and sometimes jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Crested Butte, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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August

Traveling to Crested Butte in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September in Crested Butte is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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October

October in Crested Butte is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It snows occasionally.

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November

November is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows about a third of the time.

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December

December in Crested Butte is frigid and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It snows 5-10 days this month.

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