Red Lady Realty - Crested Butte, CO

Our View from Elk Avenue

The Story of Red Lady

June 22, 2016
One of the most common questions we get is “Why are you called Red Lady Realty?” Another favorite question is “Who is the Red Lady?”
Red Lady is the unofficial name of Mt. Emmons, the mountain with the open bowl that overlooks town at the west end of Elk Avenue. Because of its prominent location you will find that there are a lot of things that carry the name “Red Lady” here. There are two streets, there was a Quick read more or view full article Red Lady Ale and you can even attend a very Crested Butte-style ball involving costumes and the annual crowning of an actual Red Lady.
How the mountain got the name isn’t clear. It has been said that the lights from the red light district of town used to create a red glow on Mt. Emmons at night, but given that it would take a lot of power and many red lights to get that far, it seems unlikely. Anyone who has witnessed a Crested Butte sunset might be more likely to believe another theory told by old-timer Tony Mihelich when he was 93 years old. “Sometimes when the sun set just right in the summer, it looked like a picture of a red lady up there.”
As the mountain Red Lady stands proudly over the town of Crested Butte, Red Lady Realty is proud to be an integral part of our community with money & time contributed to many local organizations. While we haven’t been around quite as long as the mountain, Red Lady Realty is the Oldest Real Estate Company in Crested Butte and we plan to be here for a long time to come.
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Summer is Here!

June 10, 2016
The sun is shining, the weather is warmer, cattle have returned to their greening pastures, and the flowers are starting to bloom. I think it's safe to say that summer is officially here in Crested Butte! With that being said, there is never a better time to make plans for your next visit than right NOW! Here are 5 tips to keep in mind to make your next visit as enjoyable as possible.

Hydrate: The best way to acclimate to Quick read more or view full article our altitude (town of CB is 8,885 feet and Mt. CB base area is 9,380 feet) is to drink water! Start the increased water consumption before your trip and continue it through the time you are here.

Take your time: If you can, plan a couple days extra at the beginning to let your body get used to being at our elevation. Opt for shorter hikes or bike rides since altitude makes exertion and recovery more challenging.

Protect yourself: Sunscreen! Higher elevation means less atmosphere between you and the sun! Be sure to wear a higher SPF sunblock and protect any exposed skin. Don’t forget the sunglasses too, because the sun can also do damage to your eyes.

Ride the Bus: Let’s be honest, who really enjoys driving around in circles trying to find a parking spot? We have a great free and convenient bus service with a variety of routes to get you from A to B. Check out the summer bus schedule, here

Enjoy yourself: You are in a gorgeous part of the country. Don’t forget to look around to take in the sights as you are strolling down Elk Avenue, or on your new favorite trail. Also, go outside to experience the splendid sunsets that can easily be captured without fancy photography equipment.
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