Crested Butte Area Trail Report

Mountain Bike Crested Butte, Gunnison and Salida Singletrack Guide


CB Trails Detailed Descriptions, Maps, and Current Status

Updated Thursday July 17, 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.
Deer Creek:expert loop
Conditions: 7/8/14 Should be riding great with beautiful flowers. Better ride it now before the bovines arrive!
Good to Go
Farris Creek / 402: advanced medium length rides
Conditions: 7/7/14 This area is riding well. Brush Creek has gone down a ton but still high for this time of year. Cows have arrived in this area. Please show out local rancher's herds respect. Ride slow and quiet try to not to spook the cows.
Good to Go
Strand Hill: advanced intermediate
Conditions: 7/7/14 All good.
Good to Go
Teocalli Ridge:expert
Conditions: Teocalli Ridge trail is reopening this spring after having been closed for major reconstruction by a Forest Service trail contractor for the last two seasons. Word is the new alignment is great. Great to have Teo back!
Good to Go

Near Town

CBMR Mountain Trails: Easy Int to Expert
Conditions: 7/7/14 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!
Good to Go
Lower Loop: Beginner and intermediate trails Good to Go
Lupine Trail: easier intermediate ride
Conditions: 7/7/14 Rides great both ways. There will be lots of users in July recommend hitting it early in the day or late in the afternoon.
Good to Go
Snodgrass Trail: Intermediate
Conditions: 7/7/14 Rides great both ways. There will be lots of users in July recommend hitting it early in the day or late in the afternoon.
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

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: 7/7/14 Thanks to Gattis and the Big Al's bike shop crew for clearing all the trees on the downhill. If you want some more single track in this area add on Lost Lake Slough/Beckwith Pass Trail. Now open to mountain bikes up to Wilderness boundary. Super fun expert very technical trail with amazing views.
Good to Go

Taylor Canyon Area

This area lies 10-20 miles South and East of Crested Butte.
Doctor Park:expert ride
Conditions: Doctor Park is riding great.
Good to Go

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: 07/17/2014. Snow is finally gone. It was worth the wait! Great flowers, awesome track. Rides great as a loop with Snodgrass until that closes in August. Snodgrass/403/401 great expert loop for next month get it while you can!
Good to Go
Trail 401:Advanced intermediate ride
Conditions: 7/7/14 Some mud and snow in trees on single track climb. There will be lots of users in July/August recommend hitting it early in the day or late in the afternoon for a better riding experience.
Good to Go

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: 7/7/14 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.
Good to Go
Reno / Flag/ Bear / Deadman’s Gulch: Expert
Conditions: 7/1/14 People are riding it and it sounds like it is riding well. BEWARE! There is a big rut from an overflowed beaver pond on the Flag downhill that would ruin your summer if you hit it at speed. There is also one significant rut on the Bear downhill that sneaks up on you. Water has gone down significantly on river crossing at bottom but still be careful.
Good to Go
Reno Ridge & Deadman’s Gulch: expert ride
Conditions: 06/28/14: 6/28/14 People are riding it. Trail is in kind of rough shape but the USFS is going to be working on it this summer to get it back in good shape. Water has gone down significantly on river crossing at bottom but still be careful.
Good to Go
Trail 409 and the Point Lookout Trail:expert ride
Conditions: 7/8/14 Trail 409 from the Cement Creek Drainage over to Brush Creek is good to go. 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. Incredible flowers on Point Lookout right now.
Good to Go
Trail 412, 405.2a, 405 & 409.5A or Point lookout
Conditions: 7/8/14 Riding great. Thanks to Steiny and Ben Breslauer for fixing the washed out section on 405 downhill. Riding great as a loop with Point Lookout either direction.
Good to Go
Walrod Cutoff Trail 418: The Caves Loop: expert
Conditions: 7/7/14 Great flowers on 418. Riding great!
Good to Go
Waterfall Creek Cutoff Trail:expert ride
Conditions: 7/7/14 Riding great, trees have been cleared. 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