The Crested Butte Cycling Guide

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Although this town is renowned for its mountain biking, you’d be remiss if you didn’t hop on the road bike every now and then. The season is longer, the traffic is light, the climbs are rewarding, and the scenery can’t be beat. The USA Pro Challenge made mulitple appearances here as well. If it’s good enough for the pros…


Some of the rides listed below can be combined for additional miles and bigger gains. Generally, a climb’s category is determined by considering the length and steepness, plus its position on the route. Category 4 is the easiest and Category 1 or HC (above category) the hardest. There are a few dirt climbs here and they’re indicated within each route.

RouteDifficultyClimb RatingRT MileageGain (feet)
Mt. Crested Butte - Gothic RoadModerateCategory 38.5793
Mt. Crested Butte - Prospect High PointShut Up LegsCategory 212.21404
Kebler PassModerateCategory 271044
CB - Jacks Cabin - Almont TriangleModerate, Depending on WindsCategory 4391640
CB - Taylor ReservoirDifficult, Depending on WindsCategory 3 & 4623120
CB - GunnisonModerate, Depending on WindsN/A551745
CB - Ohio Pass LoopDifficultCategory 2522604

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