Almont is where the tumbling waters of the Taylor and East rivers meet to form the Gunnison River. Originally named Fishers for the first settler in the area, Sam Fisher, the town was renamed in 1881 to Almont, after a famous racehorse known as the leading Hambletonian stallion of the century.
At an altitude of 8885 ft, Crested Butte is situated at the end of the road at the base of the Elk Mountains. Crested Butte is known today as the ‘Last Great Colorado ski town’ by many.
Crested Butte South is also known as CB South by the locals. As the name suggests, it is located 8 miles south of the town of the Crested Butte and is the largest subdivision in the Gunnison Valley. Currently, Crested Butte South is home to approximately 10% of the nearly 15,000 people who call Gunnison County home giving it a strong sense of community.
Gunnison has a population of around 6000 residents and sits at an altitude of 7700ft. It is a unique high plains desert and a blend of outdoor recreation and ranching with a vibrant main street. The ranching heritage has stood the test of time and cowboys still drive cattle and gather hay for their livestock. This tradition takes you back to simpler times and inspires charm with how the town looks like it is plucked right out of a John Wayne western movie.
While other area communities are valley dwellers looking up to the mountains, Mt. Crested Butte sits serenely above the town of Crested Butte and takes advantage of unobstructed mountain views and vistas in the Wildflower Capital of Colorado.
The Skyland Residential Community is located just two miles south of downtown Crested Butte offering easy access to the hiking and biking trails or a quick drive into town. Its name is derived from the boys and girls scout camp called Skyland Summer Camp. A Kansas group operated a boys and girls club up by Grant Lake until the late 70s.