Chipeta and Pinnacles Apartments

Pinnacles and Chipeta Apartments

With the physical location of our buildings (campus to the east and Gunnison west), residents are given the opportunity to live on campus and have the surrounding community just steps away. This allows for a short bike ride or walk to Main Street’s shops and restaurants, access to community grocery facilities (all of our apartments have kitchens), and many other amenities. The RTA Crested Butte bus stop for Western is also located just outside our buildings. If you head east, you are only a few short steps away from campus activities, the library, academic buildings, and sporting events.

In the apartments, we look to provide a warm, comfortable, and safe living environment. Through various programs, we hope to encourage a sense of personal ownership and self-learning. By sharing all community building and apartment space, residents have the ability to engage in living methods that explore elements of mutual respect. This respect for others can lead to personal growth, enhanced life skills, and a more positive living experience for all. 

Our center also has a community garden (located just north of Chipeta Hall). Composting can also take place in this location. This area spurs our center’s efforts to promote sustainable or green living methods. Living methods related to conservation can help reduce our apartment buildings’ impact on the beautiful area that surrounds Gunnison. More information about these methods will be provided after you move in!

Chipeta Hall

Chipeta offers  apartments and a co-ed living environment to students 21 and over or those who have lived on campus for a full academic year. Independent living in Chipeta Hall emphasizes student independence and self- responsibility in this environment designed especially for older students. It is also home to the LGBTA office, the Western State Colorado University Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Alliance.

  • Chipeta Hall offers one and two bedroom apartments. All bedrooms are private, single occupancy.
  • For a two bedroom unit, each student pays the price listed. These carpeted apartments offer a living room, bathroom, full-size refrigerator, range oven unit, kitchen sink, and a walk in storage space.
  • Chipeta apartments are fully furnished.
  • A limited number of one bedroom apartments are available.
  • Each room has access to wireless internet.
  • This building offers a computer lab and common area lounge, including a big screen television.

Pinnacles Apartments

The Pinnacles Apartments are the newest addition to Residence Life here at Western. Combined with Chipeta, they offer an apartment community full of choice and independence.

Pinnacles offers two- (three person), three- (three person), and four-bedroom (five person) apartments. Each comes will a generously-sized kitchen and common room, full-sized stove/oven and refrigerator, and plenty of cabinet and closet space. Two- and three-bedroom units have one bathroom, while the five person four-bedroom units have two bathrooms.

Each of the apartments is fully furnished. Each resident is provided with a full-size bed, a desk, and a small bureau as well as their own closet in each room.

Pinnacles also has an abundance of common spaces throughout the building, including lounges, laundry rooms, study rooms, a community kitchen, and a computer lab.