Your source for everything Pitkin!


Your source for everything Pitkin!


Come explore the natural outdoors!


About Pitkin 

Colorado mountains and aspen groves become a gorgeous backdrop for a wide range of activities! The summer season is coming, so check out the lodging section to find a place to stay, and browse the adventure section for activities during your getaway to the Rocky Mountains!

Pitkin Area Adventure

In the sections below, you will find hikes, trails, and easy cruises to explore from the Pitkin area. You are sure to find something that will interest you, whether it's a peaceful hike, a fun OHV ride, or an easy scenic cruise. ATV rentals are available at the Silver Plume General Store and will enable you to experience some of the best trails in Colorado with ease!


In Pitkin and The Gunnison Valley

Silver Plume Rentals

Silver Plume Rentals provides clean, maintained Polaris RZR and Ranger rentals for you to explore the beautiful surroundings.

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I BAR Ranch

The I Bar is an authentic western heritage event center that seats up to 515. It is situated on a 10 acre converted hay meadow, 250 ft off of the Tomichi Creek at the base of ‘W’ Mountain in beautiful Gunnison, CO. The I Bar is the host of the excellent Castle Creek Guitar Co. Summer Concert Series.

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Pitkin Community

Pitkin Historical and Community Association

Pitkin Historical and Community Association is the local organization that has as its mission the perpetuation of Pitkin History as well as community activities that enhance the enjoyment of those who call this pine-surrounded community their home, summer home or vacation spot.

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Church Service

Because the summer population of Pitkin swells to over 300, and the permanent population is under 90, the Pitkin Community Church is a summer church, open between Memorial and Labor Days.  In June and July there are usually two services to accommodate the attendees:  8:30 and 10:00 a.m. 

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Pitkin History

Information which follows is primarily from the book PITKIN PAST TIMES (1879-1884), by Freeda Brown, copyright 1981 (out of print). At an elevation of 9,242 feet, twenty eight miles northeast of Gunnison on the Quartz Creek, lies Pitkin, Colorado. Pitkin is located on the old D & S P Railroad line in Gunnison County. The scenic Quartz Creek is formed by the junction of the North, South, and Middle Fox Creeks and winds its way through this peaceful town.
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