Slowly, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. We are already half way through August! Where oh where did the time go? But don’t let go of that sunny state of mind quite yet – check out our top 15 Instagram photos of this summer (so far!)
June 22: #officialsummer, more sunshine! This little #wildflower is going to use the longer days to grow. How are you going to use your longer days? Photo: @chris_segal
The melting snow gave way to purple lupine on the first official day of summer this year, a preview of an awesome summer to come!
June 24: This guy’s helping us break in the new #DH trail #bike #downhill #deer #buck #antlers Photo: @chris_segal
As our team cleared the way for Captain Jack, our newest bike train in the Evolution Bike Park, they met some unlikely friends along the way. There is still have a chance to see some amazing wildlife while riding on Mt. CB! Check out http://www.skicb.com/evo for all things biking.
August 3: #northmaroon peak from the #trail401 climb #bike #mtb #cbcolors #views #maroonbells Photo: @chris_segal
This is Colorado summer at its best! The iconic 401 bike trail brings riders through the wildflowers and past amazing views – North Maroon Peak of the Maroon Bells!
June 8: Snow in June means more wildflowers in July, right?!? #guaranteed
A little snow in June never hurt anyone. The ‘Mother Rock’ was still looking frosty as we kicked off summer. We are hoping for another great snow year – they come in twos, right?
June 17: With #love from #crestedbutte
We are literally living in a post card! Our valley was glowing on the evening of June 17th, with Paradise Divide splitting the horizon for a classic mountain sunset!
July 18: An afternoon stroll by Gothic sure makes for a happy Friday!
The iconic rock walls of Gothic Mountain still had snow on July 18th!
June 7: #blooming in the #butte! The season’s snow was plentiful and sweet; the wise have said, ‘#beautiful winter showers bring beautiful #wildflowers.’
Throwback to when Teocalli was still covered! The snow has since melted, giving way to some rad trails! The Teocalli Ridge trail reopened this spring, so don’t miss out on those amazing views!
July 18: #PeakPhotoFriday The view from Gothic back down valley. #sunset #colorado Thanks to Mikey Curran for the rad shot!
Shout out to Mikey Curran, from up in the town of Gothic, home to those crazy RMBL-ers (Rocky Mountain Biological Lab) for submitting this photo! With over 500 likes, it makes the cut for our Instagram Hall of Fame.
July 25: #peakphotofriday: this #AWESOME image of #lightning over #crestedbuttemountain was captured by @lsternmedia #purpleskys #ominous #spooky
We love playing in the sun, but this is cool too. Monsoon season always brings with it some insane rain storms! Just remember to get off the peak when the sky turns purple!
July 8: Still slightly gracing us with her presence, thanks Miss Rainbow. #crestedbutte #cbcolors #rainbow
It looks like Elk Avenue is the treasure at the end of the rainbow! Classic summer evening in Crested Butte.
June 8: Today is the first day for the #CrestedButte #farmersmarket! See you on #ElkAve in downtown #CB Photo: @chris_segal
There is nothing better than our historical main street to remind us of our mining days. “The Old West is not a certain place in a certain time, it’s a state of mind. It’s whatever you want it to be.”
June 28: It’s a great day for a ride on the Silver Queen!
The lifts are still running! Come up to Mt. CB to get a day pass and majestic views of the valley and mountains. Go to http://skicb.com for more information.
July 11: #Monsoon season has begun in #crestedbutte. Time for sweet sweet afternoon showers, rainbows, and #lightning!
This is an epic picture! The beauty of Whetstone Mountain can only be described as ‘electrifying’!
July 12: It’s #rainbowseason too! We get #rainbows after our #monsoons, and we get a lot of them #cbcolors #coloradocameraclub #coloradical #colorado Photo: @chris_segal
Stunning rainbow over West Wall! It is almost like Never Never Land. Check out our rainbow wall on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/skicrestedbutte/rainbows-in-crested-butte/
August 5: The #rainbow last night was #surreal! #rainbowbubble #crestedbutte #cbcolors #colorfulcolorado #colorado #lightrays Photo: @chris_segal
It is truly amazing, this place we live in, the best place on earth! There is a reason people call this paradise. ‘Nuff said.
Summer is not over yet! Look forward to more photos, and check out http://instagram.com/skicrestedbutte to see them all.
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