The Trailhead Treehouse
Next to the bungee trampolines in the Crested Butte Mountain Resort Adventure Park, stands the two story “Trailhead Tree House”, a custom playhouse designed and built by Daniels Wood Land, Inc. Made from a real, old fallen tree that is hollowed out by a chainsaw, the tree house is a unique creation that’s been thoughtfully decorated to reflect Crested Butte’s mountain heritage. The Trailhead Tree House is an amazing place of fantasy, mystery and adventure that the little ones will want to explore over and over.Outdoor Musical Garden
The hills are alive with the sound of music Located outside the current Trailhead facility in the base area of Mt. Crested Butte, the Garden includes five permanent outdoor musical instruments made by the company Free Notes Harmony Parks, with a weather station, weaving station and outdoor garden underway. The Board of Directors has graciously made the exhibit open to the public with a suggested donation for those not entering the Museum. more >>
Garden to Grocery
These life-like vignettes use the power of dramatic play to teach children and families about healthy food choices, where food comes from and how it is made. Featuring multiple hands-on playscapes including the Gunnison Valley Ranch, Mountain Town Market, and Pizza Café. A farm delivery truck for transporting goods from the farm to the market, a flower garden, a dry goods pantry and bins for purchasing whole grains in the grocery store!
Take a journey to the moon in the Trailhead’s newest astronaut exhibit. Created by lighting designer, Eric Naughton from Electrical Logic, this fusion of colorful lights and mirrors will inspire inquiries about space and space travel.
A Trailhead favorite! Our indoor “sand box” is actually full of recycled rubber mulch, where kids can play with shovels, trucks, and buried treasure! Good for all ages.
This indoor climbing structure has slides, monkey bars, pulleys, and a swing—you’ll forget your indoors!
No need to be afraid of the dark! Our awesome dark room features a light table with translucent building blocks to make some glowing architecture.
Use our wild animal puppets to put on a show in our very own puppet theater!
Pirate Ship Theater
Climb aboard the Trailhead ship and be real-life pirates with costumes, props, and full-stage set!
New to The Trailhead, this area was designed for our smallest visitors. The nursery nook features activities focused on early development, and is gated to keep young children safe.
The Art Bar
Our art section was developed by our creative director, Kelly, who runs our Wednesday art classes. Come use our rotating materials in any way imaginable, or paint a giant picture!
Become a mad scientist in our science center. Use the scientific method to complete various experiments! Don’t forget your safety goggles!Sponsored by TRAILSOURCE.com
WhirlyGig, PegBoard, and Wedgits
Build, create and explore with this wonderful exhibit for the little engineer. They are sure to appeal to all of your senses!
Your kids will love our train table where they can create their own city and then navigate with their favorite train pieces!
Mystery Painting Puzzle
This piece, dreated by Laura Jane Wrzesinski of Joy Warrior Studios in Crested Butte, combines a beautiful (and fun) painting with the art of play. Use the numbers as your guide to see Laura’s giant masterpiece.