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Winter: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Summer: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
  * Closed Apr, May, Oct and Nov

Museum admission: $4.00

For more info, call the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum at (970) 349-1880.

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Thee Crested Butte Trail Report

There is a sweet new trail to do as a loop off of Lost Lake Road that goes under this entire canopy. Check with us for GPS tracks so you can find it. It will be part of the Crested Butte to Carbondale Trail
 
We are leaving these shots on the site for the winter to encourage you and your friends. Much better than winter snow shots we think.
Scarp Ridge Trail through Bartmarker Basin, Big Wheel Basin, Standard Basin to Elk Creek. Take the #606 to get up to Irwin Lake, climb to the ridge and go through the 5 major basins that get you back to Elk Creek, maybe splash off in Copley Lake and then travel real fast back down Elk Cr Trail to Kebler and take the #606 back towards town.

 
 
 

 Scroll down to check for all current trail status.
 
                               

Experienced/Handy Trail Information

Please Read: Alpine Riding Info:  We get to recreate in a very unique and large playground. There are many different forms of travel going on at the same time, in many of the valleys. If you don't care for motorcycles, here is a suggestion. Don't ride from the boundary of Brush Creek Road to the south, all the way to Pitkin and beyond. This entire area, massive area, is posted and used by motorcycles/quads - Forest Service Travel Management legal.... period.
Every valley to the North of Brush Creek is posted and used as NON MOTORIZED. Especially on weekends it is wise to stay North of Brush Creek Road if motorized travel upsets you. There are a couple exception to this, the first one being all of the single trail known as Doctors Park Tr #424. Be aware however that there are several different shuttle services that take bike riders to the top of Doctors Park on the double trail and you may not like seeing them either. The second one is in the Cement Creek drainage on the middle part of Double Top Mountain. It is called Waterfall Creek Trail and getting to it is motorized and getting off of it onto any other trail will be motorized as well. A third exception is the Crystal Peak Trail that is off to the north near the very end of Cement Creek Road. In the latest Travel Management Plan, the FS has 'Closed' this trail to motorized traffic, so if you are really really strong you can climb it on your bike.  Again, getting to the trail itself is on a road and therefore motorized and once the trail T's into the Tildon Tr. it is again motorized all the way until it joins the dc400 tr that climbs to the Crystal Saddle (Star pass). It makes no sense, but according to the law there is to be no motorcycles for 1&3/4 miles of this trail -of which the trail is in a completely motorized corridor.

Here is a list of the trails that are Non-Motorized going from Brush Creek to the north. Strand Hill, Canal Trail, Bonus Trail, Deer Creek Tr, all of the trails known as the Upper Loop area, all the trails at the Ski Station, Snodgrass Tr, Rockcreek Tr #403, Trailrider Tr #401, all the trails in the area known as the Lower Loop system, Kebler Wagon Tr #606, Lily Lake Loop, Dyke Trail, Scarps Ridge, Elk Basin Trail, West Side Cow Trail/Cliff Creek Tr, Green Lake Tr (both Wild Cat & Para ti-Para mi are motorized -as is Baxter Gulch Tr), both sections of the Lupine Tr excluding the county road portions and of course the Woods Walk/Ruby Bend area all the way out to the Lower Loop stuff.
Listing all the trails in the motorized corridors is futile. The amount of land that is open to motorized travel is beyond huge. If you really can't stand mixing it up with machines that burn dead dinosaur  juice, stick to the trails on the above list.

If you would like to see a live look at the valley and its weather go to www.donitascantina.com - scroll to the bottom of the page to see the Cantina Cam. Under the cam you will see "Additional Views" - click it........this page has four different angles in the valley to accurately show the daily weather. This is a valuable tool for helping make decisions from out of town.
 
                                                               Lily Lake sequence
 
 
 
 
 
Lily Lake Loop is an 18.80 mile loop from say, the Post Office, either going out of town via Kebler or taking the Ruby Bend to the Woods Walk to get to Kebler.

Crested Butte Detailed Descriptions, Maps, and Current Status

Updated Tuesday December 10, 2013

Near Town

Rides that are easily accessible from the Towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. These are generally shorter and technically less difficult than more outlying rides.
CBMR Mountain Trails
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
http://www.skicb.com/cbmr/info/mountain/summer-evolution.aspx
Not Recommended
Lower Loop
Conditions: PLEASE READ! 11/12/13
The sun is quite low now and only a few degrees in compass reading makes a big difference. Exposure is everything this time of year and the Lower Loop predominately has less than perfect exposure. There are some dry spots but there are many more muddy spots and riding on this trail series is not recommended!
Not Recommended
Lupine Trail
Conditions: Please Read!! 11.18.13
A size-able storm (11/16) covered the trail with snow and this may be it for the 2013 riding season on Lupine. Check in anytime as we will post conditions as they change.
http://mtnbikehalloffame.com/page.cfm?pageid=20841
Not Recommended
Snodgrass Trail - #590
Conditions: August 11th, twenty13 - SNODGRASS TRAIL #590 IS 'CLOSED' Sunday-August 11th -it closed at sundown.

The trail is on Ralph Allen & Sons property and they need everyone's cooperation. No walking, running, hiking or bicycling what so ever when it is 'closed'.
Thank you for respecting the Allen's needs!
Not Recommended
Upper Loop / Tony’s Trail / Whetstone Vista
Conditions: PLEASE READ! 11.18.13
The U.L. has a good amount of snow on it from the recent storm (11/16/13). This could be it for the Upper Loop this 2013 riding season. If it changes, we will post the conditions right away. For now skiing might be a way to get out and enjoy the U.L.
Not Recommended

Gunnison

More single trail in a 7 square mile area than anywhere else in the West. Central Colorado's treasured riding stash.
Hartman Rocks
Conditions: PLEASE READ - December 10th, 2013 - Hartman Rocks is fairly buried in snow. The temperatures are very cold and will not melt out the snow until spring. The best detailed reports for all this area, as well as all mtn bike riding in the Gunnison Area is Gunnison Trails: http://gunnisontrails.com/?page_id=474
Not Recommended

Cement Creek Area

Rides in the Cement Creek drainage East of CB South.
Reno / Flag/ Bear / Deadman’s Gulch
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended
Reno Ridge & Deadman’s Gulch
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended
Trail #409
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up. This trail had a tremendous amount of work done to it in the summer of 2k12 by the U.S. Forest Service. It rides really good again! It remains one of our historic classics.
Not Recommended
Trail #412, #405.2a, #405 and #409 1/2
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended
Walrod Cutoff Trail 418: The Caves Loop
Conditions: Please Read: 12.9.13
Snow covers the trail right now. It looks to be done for this season. Snow shoe hiking in the area is a possibility.
Not Recommended

Brush Creek Area

Rides in the Brush Creek area, 2-3 miles South and East of the Town of Crested Butte.
Deer Creek # 568
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
http://youtu.beh7Z8Ui8wadw
Not Recommended
Farris Creek Tr #736/ 402
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended
Strand Hill Tr #556
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended
Teocalli Ridge Tr #557
Conditions: The contract for the repair work is completed and the trail is again scheduled to open in 2014. Stay tuned. There are 14 new switchbacks to swing thru and many other minor improvements. The work turned out good and the time off for the trail has it naturally mended throughout.
Not Recommended

Kebler Pass Area

Rides near Kebler Pass, West of the Town of Crested Butte.
Kebler Pass Wagon Road #606
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended
Lily Lake Loop #639
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended
The Dyke Trail
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended
West Side Cow Camp/Cliff Creek #840
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended

Gothic Area

Rides in the area of Gothic, 5 miles North of Mt. Crested Butte. Some rides like 403 start from the next drainage to the West.
Rock Creek Trail #403
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended
Trail Rider Trail #401
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Done for the season. All snowed up.
Not Recommended

Taylor Canyon Area

This area lies 10-20 miles South and East of Crested Butte.
Doctor Park Trail #424
Conditions: 10.14.tw13 Several small storms have rolled thru since the first of the month and have left this trail in a very muddy state. It could re-open with good weather and we will certainly let it be posted if it is.
http://youtu.be/XFr1-I8X6oc
Not Recommended