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Thee Crested Butte Trail Report

Trailrider #401 is OPEN
Rockcreek #403-Open
 Lilly Lake Loop # 639 is Open.


Dyke Trail is Open
All the down trees (there were a poop load) have been cut and cleared by the trail fairys from Big Al's Bicycle Heaven!! Thanx gang.



 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.

 

Crested Butte Detailed Descriptions, Maps, and Current Status

Updated Wednesday July 16, 2014

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: July 16th, 2014. Rock Creek # 403 is ready for bicycle riding. It is still damp in spots and a little muddy in others but it is drying quickly and makes for a quick ride from town. We certainly recommend that it be ridden from Washington Gulch to Gothic road for the most fun.
Good to Go
Trail Rider Trail #401
Conditions: June 30th, 2014. OPEN!!! Ready as a loop all the way to Judd Falls. YES, there are multiple snow piles to hike over, both on the Schofield uphill and of course in the deep ravines on the downhill. The plug of snow on the way up Schofield before Emerald Lake is there, but not that big. It will keep cars from going any further, fo sho.......
Good to Go

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: June 19th, tw14 - For the absolute up to date info go to this sight below. All trails are officially OPEN.
http://www.skicb.com/cbmr/info/mountain/summer-evolution.aspx
Good to Go
Lower Loop
Conditions: June 19th 2014- Most of the Lower Loop has dried out and the moisture coming from above in the Climax chutes is starting to slow down considerably. The Upper Lower is muddy in the normal high spot closest to Gunsight Road. The Boyscout & Minors Trails are damp still with a little muck but can be a nice extension to the Lower Loop.
Good to Go
Lupine Trail
Conditions: June 12th, tw14 - Lupine Trail in its entirety is Open.
http://mtnbikehalloffame.com/page.cfm?pageid=20841
Good to Go
Snodgrass Trail - #590
Conditions: JUNE 19th, SNODGRASS IS OPEN!!!!
GET IT!!!!!........dry and fun!!........ This is a multi use trail so please look ahead and watch for hikers and runners coming in both directions. Remember that pedestrians have the right away on this and all trails.
The trail is on Ralph Allen & Sons property and they need everyone's cooperation.
Thank you for respecting the Allen's needs!
Good to Go
Upper Loop / Tony’s Trail / Whetstone Vista
Conditions: June 12th, tw14 - OPEN, green & great . All sections of the Upper Loop Area are quite dry and ride-able.
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 # 568
Conditions: Wed June 19th, 2014 Deer Creek Trail #568 is OPEN!! You want to see knock out wild flowers??
Deer Creek is an eye popper!!!
http://youtu.beh7Z8Ui8wadw
Good to Go
Farris Creek Tr #736/ 402
Conditions: June 12th, tw14 - Farris Creek is riding good. Tr #402 is definitely NOT RECOMMENDED!! The snow has melted out but the water table is still really high and down in the middle of the northern side the trail has a lot of water and mud.
Even if you went down all the way, you would have a very difficult time getting thru the high rushing water of Middle Brush Creek. Not kidding here, its dangerous.
Good to Go
Strand Hill Tr #556
Conditions: June 12th, tw14 - Strand Hill Tr #556 is in great shape and well worth the time to go see the Lupine and Larkspur wild flowers going crazzzzzy!
Good to Go
Teocalli Ridge Tr #557
Conditions: June 30th, 2014. OPEN and fairly dry! Practice smiling in the shower, it will help your cheek muscles when your going down the new switchbacks. Yeeha!!
The contract for the repair work is completed and the trail is again Open for 2014. 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.
Good to Go

Cement Creek Area

Rides in the Cement Creek drainage East of CB South.
Reno / Flag/ Bear / Deadman’s Gulch
Conditions: July 16th, tw14 - Reno Road around to Deadmans is OPEN.
Good to Go
Reno Ridge & Deadman’s Gulch
Conditions: June 24th, tw14 - OPEN!! A little snow to contend with in the black forest on the single trail heading towards Deadmans. If your going down the 33 switchbacks to cross Cement Creek bare in mind that it is running full tilt and we suggest you keep your shoes on for the crossing......jussayin
Good to Go
Trail #409
Conditions: June 1st, tw14 - The historic Tr. 409 is ready to rock if you are. We recommend starting in Cement Creek with either the starting point of 409 on the Walrod road or climbing up the steep and switched back Caves Trail to get to the main of 409. From there it is just a bump of a climb to head north and onto the middle and reworked section that ends up in Farris Creek. As one can imagine, there are a few wet areas that will require dismounting and detour navigation but most of the trail is dry and quite fun. Yes, your bike will get dirty.....and you might even giggle once or twice. Remember, this trail is a classic and a neat throwback to the heritage days of the klunker. Try it now since many of the other options in the north valley are still not recommended.
Good to Go
Trail #412, #405.2a, #405 and #409 1/2
Conditions: July 16th - Open, clear of the big avalanche debris.
Good to Go
Walrod Cutoff Trail 418: The Caves Loop
Conditions: June 1st, tw14 -Very nice conditions for this loop. Wildflowers are loving the hot southern exposure and are beginning to brighten the area.
Good to Go

Kebler Pass Area

Rides near Kebler Pass, West of the Town of Crested Butte.
Kebler Pass Wagon Road #606
Conditions: July 16th, tw14 - All three sections are dried out and OPEN.
Good to Go
Lily Lake Loop #639
Conditions: June 30th, tw14 - Open, very wet and muddy in areas at the top of the climb near the lake itself. On the downhill or Ohio Pass side there are several snow piles to negotiate. Your bike is gunna get dirty......oh well, it is fabulous back there right now and the flowers are spectacular.
Good to Go
The Dyke Trail
Conditions: July 16th, tw14 - Have at it......enjoy!!
Good to Go
West Side Cow Camp/Cliff Creek #840
Conditions: June 30th, tw14 - OPEN!! go give this fun loop a try if you haven't experienced it. It is a throw back to how trails were in CB's klunker days, skinny, tight, with debris ala' natural.
Good to Go

Taylor Canyon Area

This area lies 10-20 miles South and East of Crested Butte.
Doctor Park Trail #424
Conditions: July 16th, tw14 - - OPEN!
http://youtu.be/XFr1-I8X6oc
Good to Go

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 - April 29th, tw14 - Most if not all areas around Gunnison are considered Open and in good riding shape. As always we recommend checking with the local shops for current up to date conditions. 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
Good to Go