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 Thursday July 2, 2015

Gunnison

Hartman Rocks: Beginner, Intermediate, expert
Conditions: June 22: ride early morning or evening as the days are hot right now!
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: June 27, 2015 good to go!
Good to Go
Farris Creek / 402: advanced medium length rides
Conditions: Farris good to go, pretty rowdy this year but all rideable. 402: a couple muddy spots. The Brush Creek crossing is ok in the early morning (still swift) but by afternoon is sketch. Seriously here, people could be swept away in these crossings. Don't go alone and be prepared to turn around if it looks dangerous.
Good to Go
Strand Hill: advanced intermediate
Conditions: June 27: Dry and lots of flowers.
Good to Go
Teocalli Ridge:expert
Conditions: June 25, 2015: Dry and ready to go. one big down tree. the creek crossings are ok in the morning but by afternoon are getting large and dangerous. don't cross alone and don't cross if you are at all concerned.we drove out Brush Creek to camp Friday night, and water came over the hood in both west and middle brush creeks.
Good to Go

Near Town

CBMR Mountain Trails: Easy Int to Expert
Conditions: June 10: dry and riding well! 2015 Evolution Bike Park Opening day for 2015 is June 13th!
Good to Go
Lower Loop: Beginner and intermediate trails
Conditions: July 2, 2015: riding nicely! great flowers. This is a very busy time and the trail is overgrown in spots, please ride slowly to avoid a collision.
Good to Go
Lupine Trail: easier intermediate ride
Conditions: June 26, 2015. Good to go. The new trail is amazing track and wonderful shady aspen groves! Please renew your CBMBA membership so we can continue building awesome trails like this.
After riding up the rec path and doing Lupine 1, continue up the road past the Lupine 2 downhill (about 2 miles) and look for the new trail on the left. Or ride up Lupine 2from Slate River Road TH, turn left and go up the road to the new section and down to Lower Loop. the new section is a challenging climb in reverse!
Good to Go
Snodgrass Trail: Intermediate
Conditions: Snodgrass is open for the season. Many thanks to the Allen family for the seasonal access to this great trail! Absolutely beautiful right now!
Good to Go
Upper Loop / Tony’s Trail / Whetstone Vista
Conditions: July 2: Dry and ready to ride, and wonderful flowers. Busy trail, please go slowly. Thanks to volunteers who came out last week to buff the new upper upper re-route. the old upper upper has some down trees.
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: July 2, 2015! dry and rideable, lots of flowers.
Good to Go
The Dyke Trail:advanced to expert level ride
Conditions: July 2, 2015 Must be dry by now.
Good to Go

Taylor Canyon Area

This area lies 10-20 miles South and East of Crested Butte.
Doctor Park:expert ride
Conditions: July 2:great riding right now! Expect other users including hikers and horses, so keep your speed down in places with limited sight distance.
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 401:Advanced intermediate ride
Conditions: July 1 , 2015: Dry and ready to go! Just one or two slick spots on the way up to the high point. Great flowers, over the bars! Please all, ride from town or take the bus to Gothic if you can to keep traffic to a minimum. Please slow down for other users at this busy time if you do drive. Thanks!
Good to Go
Trail #403:expert ride
Conditions: July 2, 2015 Must be getting close, but likely some mud in the dark timber.
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: upper and lower good to go!
Good to Go
Reno / Flag/ Bear / Deadman’s Gulch: Expert
Conditions: July 2, 2015: Starting July 6 for one week the parking area will be closed, as a FS contractor is replacing the bridge. The crossing may be totally inaccessible too. Pick another ride this week. the creek crossing will be dangerous by afternoons with this hot weather. cross only in the earlier morning and don't go alone. some folks rode it the other day and had to cross on trees upstream of the regular crossing as it was very deep and swift.
Good to Go
Reno Ridge & Deadman’s Gulch: expert ride
Conditions: June 26, 2015: probably ready but the creek will be huge by afternoon. plan on turning around if it looks dangerous or give it a bit longer to come down. don't cross alone! the fs is planning on replacing the bridge early July-there won't be parking or access to the crossing at that time.
Good to Go
Trail 409 and the Point Lookout Trail:expert ride
Conditions: June 25, 2015:totally dry and riding really beautifully! we sawed at some logs but one toward the farris creek end still down.
Good to Go
Trail 412, 405.2a, 405 & 409.5A or Point lookout
Conditions: June 27, 2015 great riding right now! flowers everywhere and perfect riding conditions.
Good to Go
Walrod Cutoff Trail 418: The Caves Loop: expert
Conditions: June 25. totally dry, flowers are going off!
Good to Go
Waterfall Creek Cutoff Trail:expert ride
Conditions: July 2, 2015:dry and riding nicely!
Good to Go