WHAT TO DO Trail Run­ning

The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL -

Ir­win Guides 330 Belle­view Ave. 970-349-5430 ir­winguides.com Ex­cep­tional moun­tain guides trained to take clients on a range of ad­ven­tures, Ir­win Guides can cus­tom­ize run­ning itin­er­ar­ies. Af­ter con­sult­ing on your goals and fit­ness level, the guides will cre­ate a cus­tom­ized itin­er­ary fea­tur­ing the best Crested Butte has to of­fer. Prices start around $100 per per­son for a half-day. DIY Trail Run­ning If hir­ing a guide holds lit­tle ap­peal, con­sider a self-guided tour of the area. The most im­por­tant as­set you will need is a trail map, avail­able at any of the myr­iad bike shops in town. For easy runs, start with the Loop Trails in town and ven­ture out to Tony’s, which con­nects town to the ski area. For more ad­vanced trails, opt for the 401, Doc­tors Park and Teo­calli Ridge. Fly-fish­ing Crested Butte An­gler 229 Elk Ave. 970-349-1568 crest­ed­but­tean­gler.com With a wide range of fish­ing op­tions from small streams to mas­sive rivers, back­coun­try lakes and reser­voirs, Crested Butte is a fly-fish­er­man’s dream. Hire an ex­pert who knows what’s hatch­ing where and what’s in sea­son. Rates for half-day trips start at around $250 per per­son.

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