The town of Irwin was founded as a mining town in the 1880s. Now it consists mostly of dispersed cabins. Irwin is located about 10 miles from Crested Butte, up Kebler Pass road. This road is only open in the summer months, meaning access to homes in this area require snowmobiles during the winter months. Not many people live at Irwin year-round, although some do. Irwin is the ideal location to have a cabin that can be enjoyed both in the winter and in the summer months. These homes are off the grid and usually require solar and septic. The nearby Lake Irwin is a classic and beautiful spot for fishing, canoeing, paddleboarding, and more.