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Irwin is a "ghost town" located in Gunnison County about six miles from Crested Butte (approximately four hours from Denver.) At one time, the Irwin was a bustling mining town with a population of around 1,500, but all that remains today is a historic cemetery about a mile down the road from the town site, and a lodge is located at the top of Kebler Pass. However, there is still a lot to see and do in this beautiful, tranquil area that is surrounded by the Gunnison National Forest and the Gunnison River Territory. Lake Irwin offers camping, boating and canoeing, or you can hike or bike through meadows and up mountain peaks, filled with waterfalls and wildflowers. The historic town of Crested Butte is just a 15-minute drive from Irwin and provides fine dining, shopping, entertainment and many special events, such as the Annual Wildflower Festival in July. The Gunnison Valley is filled with outdoor recreational opportunities, such as hunting and fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, rafting, golf, snow skiing, dog sledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Other nearby places to visit include the Blue Mesa, Colorado's largest lake and The Black Canyon in Gunnison National Park, called "Colorado's Grand Canyon."

Surrounding areas: Crested Butte, Colorado (5.9 mi), Marble, Colorado (14.6 mi), Almont, Colorado (19.8 mi), Redstone, Colorado (22.6 mi), Gunnison, Colorado (24.5 mi), Snowmass Village, Colorado (24.7 mi), Aspen, Colorado (26.6 mi)

Irwin Vacation Rentals

Irwin Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Old Town Inn201 6TH StCrested Butte, CO6.2 mi.(970) 349-6184
Crystal Inn624 Gothic AveCrested Butte, CO6.3 mi.(970) 349-1338
Crested Butte Marriott Resort500 GothicMount Crested Butte, CO7.2 mi.(970) 349-7561
Sheraton Crested Butte Resort6 Emmons RdMT Crested Butte, CO7.3 mi.(800) 544-8448
Comfort Inn911 N Main StGunnison, CO23.9 mi.(970) 642-1000
Interlude Condominiums70 Gallun LnSnowmass Village, CO24.1 mi.(970) 923-3110
Mary Lawrence Inn601 N TaylorGunnison, CO24.2 mi.(970) 641-3343
Silvertree Hotel100 Elbert LnSnowmass Village, CO24.2 mi.(970) 923-3520
The Silvertree Hotel100 Elbert LnSnowmass Village, CO24.2 mi.(970) 923-3520
Top Of The Village Condominiums855 Carriage WaySnowmass Village, CO24.2 mi.(970) 923-3673
Wildwood Lodge40 Elbert LnSnowmass Village, CO24.2 mi.(970) 923-3550
Crestwood Lodge Inc400 Wood RdSnowmass Village, CO24.3 mi.(970) 923-2450
Terrace House Condominiums65 Campground LnSnowmass Village, CO24.3 mi.(970) 923-4350
Stonebridge Condominiums30 Anderson LnSnowmass Village, CO24.4 mi.(970) 923-4323
Best Western Tomichi Village Inn41883 U S Hwy 50 EGunnison, CO24.5 mi.(800) 641-1131
Econo Lodge37760 Hwy 50 WGunnison, CO24.5 mi.(970) 641-1000
Water Wheel Inn37478 Hwy 50Gunnison, CO24.5 mi.(970) 641-1650
Lichenhearth Condominiums150 Carriage WaySnowmass Village, CO24.5 mi.(970) 923-4350
Tamarack Townhouses135 Carriage WaySnowmass Village, CO24.5 mi.(970) 923-2420
Gunnison Super 8 Motel411 E Tomichi AveGunnison, CO24.6 mi.(970) 641-1288
Holiday Inn Express400 E Tomichi AveGunnison, CO24.6 mi.(970) 641-1288
Ramada LTD #19731011 W Rio Grande AveGunnison, CO24.7 mi.(970) 641-2804
The Ridge Condominiums229 Faraway RdSnowmass Village, CO24.7 mi.(970) 923-4700
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites910 E Tomichi AveGunnison, CO24.8 mi.(970) 641-1288
Woodbridge Condominiums25 Lower Woodbridge RdSnowmass Village, CO24.8 mi.(970) 923-4350
Aspenwood Condominiums600 Carriageway RdSnowmass Village, CO25.0 mi.(970) 923-2711
Snowmass Mountain Condominiums55 Upper Woodbridge RdSnowmass Village, CO25.0 mi.(970) 923-4350
Sonnenblick Townhomes600 Gallen LnSnowmass Village, CO25.0 mi.(970) 923-4350
The Snowmass Lodge And Club239 Snowmass CLB CirSnowmass Village, CO25.0 mi.(970) 923-5600
Itt Sheraton Luxury Collection - Aspen315 E Dean StAspen, CO26.2 mi.(Inv) ali-dInp
Mountain Chalet Aspen333 E DurantAspen, CO26.3 mi.(800) 321-7813
Pines Lodge411 S Aspen StAspen, CO26.3 mi.(970) 925-5279
ST Moritz Lodge344 W Hyman AveAspen, CO26.3 mi.(800) 817-2069
ST Mortiz Lodge334 W Hyman AveAspen, CO26.3 mi.(970) 925-3220
Hotel Lenado200 S Aspen StAspen, CO26.4 mi.(970) 925-6246
Sardy House128 E Main StAspen, CO26.4 mi.(970) 920-2525
Snowflake Inn221 E Hyman AveAspen, CO26.4 mi.(970) 925-3221
The Gant610 W End StAspen, CO26.4 mi.(970) 925-5000
The Little Nell Hotel675 E Durant StAspen, CO26.4 mi.(970) 920-4600
Crestahaus Lodge1301 Cooper AveAspen, CO26.5 mi.(970) 925-7081

Irwin Weather & Climate

Central Colorado  has a very complex climate. Even places a few miles apart can experience entirely different weather patterns. The valleys are classified as a semi-arid, continental climate, which becomes a mountain or alpine climate at higher elevations. Humid microclimates may also exist in some places. Abundant sunshine and low humidity is typical in all areas. Summers are mild to warm, and thunderstorms can cause a sudden drop in temperature. Winters are cold and snowy, especially in the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains. Solar radiation penetrates the thin atmosphere high in the mountains, which results in very pleasant temperatures during the winter. This is why skiers are often pictured in very light clothing, even though they're surrounded by snow.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 23°F -6°F 2.58 in. -
February 27°F -3°F 2.44 in. -
March 35°F 7°F 2.36 in. -
April 43°F 17°F 1.82 in. -
May 55°F 27°F 1.63 in. -
June 68°F 33°F 1.17 in. -
July 73°F 38°F 1.90 in. -
August 72°F 37°F 2.00 in. -
September 65°F 30°F 1.97 in. -
October 54°F 21°F 1.76 in. -
November 37°F 8°F 2.09 in. -
December 26°F -4°F 2.15 in. -

Irwin Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located about 25 miles south of Irwin in Gunnison, Colorado, the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located approximately 49 miles west of Irwin in Montrose, Colorado, the Central Colorado Regional airport (7V1) located roughly 52 miles east of Irwin in Buena Vista, Colorado, and finally the Eagle County Regional airport (EGE) located around 54 miles north of Irwin in Vail / Eagle, Colorado.

Irwin Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun JunctionGrand JunctionCO79.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Club At Crested ButteCrested ButteCO6.4 mi.
Dos Rios Country ClubGunnisonCO24.9 mi.
Aspen Golf CourseAspenCO26.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO5.9 mi.
AspenAspenCO26.6 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO26.6 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO26.6 mi.
TiehackAspenCO26.6 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO48.3 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO50.5 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO59.5 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO65.6 mi.
VailVailCO65.6 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO70.6 mi.
TellurideTellurideCO75.4 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO94.4 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO98.9 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO100.1 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO112.2 mi.
PurgatoryDurangoCO118.4 mi.

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