Crested Butte Area Trail Report

Mountain Bike Crested Butte, Gunnison and Salida Singletrack Guide


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CB Trails Detailed Descriptions, Maps, and Current Status

Updated Tuesday October 28, 2014

Gunnison

Hartman Rocks: Beginner, Intermediate, expert
Conditions: All of Hartman Rocks is open and riding great!
Good to Go

Brush Creek Area

Rides in the Brush Creek area, 2-3 miles South and East of the Town of Crested Butte.
Farris Creek / 402: advanced medium length rides
Conditions: 10/28/14 Maybe a couple muddy spots.
Good to Go
Strand Hill: advanced intermediate
Conditions: 10/28/14 might be a couple muddy sections but pretty good to go!
Good to Go
Teocalli Ridge:expert
Conditions: 10/28/14 A few muddy sections-please walk them. otherwise pretty good to go!
Good to Go
Deer Creek:expert loop
Conditions: 10/22/14 muddy
Not Recommended

Near Town

Lower Loop: Beginner and intermediate trails Good to Go
Lupine Trail: easier intermediate ride
Conditions: 10/21/14 One trail that dries quickly after so much rain and some snow. probably good by the weekend.
Good to Go
Upper Loop / Tony’s Trail / Whetstone Vista
Conditions: 7/7/14 Riding really nicely, thanks to all that came out to help us build the new Upper, Upper. Old one is still open for now so you can loop it if you like.
Good to Go
CBMR Mountain Trails: Easy Int to Expert
Conditions: 10/22/14 could be muddy after the rains. Great trails, great flowers. Make sure you check out the new Meander extension to Snodgrass we built with CBMR last fall. Great views. CBMR boasts loads of XC and Downhill trails for all abilities. Go get your shred on!
Not Recommended
Snodgrass Trail: Intermediate
Conditions: 8/15/14 Closed for the season. Will reopen next spring. Thanks to the Allen family for the seasonal access to this great trail!
Not Recommended

Kebler Pass Area

Rides near Kebler Pass, West of the Town of Crested Butte.
Kebler Pass Wagon Trail: easier intermediate ride
Conditions: Be careful coming down this trail as there is some water damage to the trail.
Good to Go
The Dyke Trail:advanced to expert level ride
Conditions: 10/1/14: could be snow and mud. upper trail is tracked up and difficult due to horse traffic. lower section nice and smooth after workday. Hunting season starts 10/11.
Not Recommended

Taylor Canyon Area

This area lies 10-20 miles South and East of Crested Butte.
Doctor Park:expert ride
Conditions: 10/9/14 heard there was a lot of mud on top, better as an up and back or you will have to walk a fair way. hunting season starts 10/11.
Not Recommended

Gothic Area

Rides in the area of Gothic, 5 miles North of Mt. Crested Butte. Some rides like Rock Creek Trail #403,
start from the next drainage to the West.
Trail #403:expert ride
Conditions: 10/19/2014. could be some snow and mud out there now with this storm.
Not Recommended
Trail 401:Advanced intermediate ride
Conditions: 10/9/14 could be snow and mud out there now with this storm.
Not Recommended

Cement Creek Area

Rides in the Cement Creek drainage East of Crested Butte South, 6 1/2 miles south of Crested Butte.
Cement Creek Trail:easier intermediate ride
Conditions: 8/12/14 The Lower Cement Creek Trail, including the new extension of the trail all the way to the Cement Creek Campground, is good to go. Upper Cement Creek Trail is also riding great. Upper Cement Creek rides great on its own or is awesome expert ride with the Hunter Creek/405 Block and Tackle lollipop or 583/405/Hunter Creek lollipop, or the way back from Waterfall Cutoff.
Good to Go
Trail 409 and the Point Lookout Trail:expert ride
Conditions: 10/28/14 A few muddy spots in the area but otherwise good to go. Trail 409 and Point Lookout are dry. Waterfall Creek Cutoff is dry. Walrod Spur has some mud in the treed sections. Point Lookout Trail is also good to go as an out and back from the bottom or as a loop with 405/405.2a/412 or with 409.5. or keep going to Waterfall Creek Cut-off. A CB south favorite: up walrod, left on 405.2A and 405, then down point lookout and left on 409 back to cement Creek!
Good to Go
Trail 412, 405.2a, 405 & 409.5A or Point lookout
Conditions: 10/28/14 Mud on 405.2A in the treed sections. otherwise the area is fairly dry.
Good to Go
Walrod Cutoff Trail 418: The Caves Loop: expert
Conditions: 10/28/14 Dry and tacky!
Good to Go
Waterfall Creek Cutoff Trail:expert ride
Conditions: 10/22/14 Muddy. Try riding up Point Lookout down 405 to Waterfall to avoid the "wall" and get rewarded with a longer single track ride.
Good to Go
Reno / Flag/ Bear / Deadman’s Gulch: Expert
Conditions: 10/11/14 could be quite muddy.
Not Recommended
Reno Ridge & Deadman’s Gulch: expert ride
Conditions: 10/11/14 mud and snow.
Not Recommended