Crested Butte Fat Biking: Snodgrass Road

In Fat Biking Guide by Eric Phillips

Looking for a good workout, Snodgrass Road is a popular trail for backcountry skiers and Fat Bikes alike. The road offers a mellow climb up to the top of Snodgrass and a fun road decent back down to the parking lot.

Approx. Time60 minutes
Elevation Gain:1500 ft
Groomed :Yes
RT Length2.8 miles
Snow Machine Traffic:None
Travel Time to TH:5 minutes

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From the Town of Crested Butte: Take Gothic Road (135) North toward the Mt. Crested Butte. Stay on this road for 4.3 miles as you ascend past the ski resort to its highest point, just before it turns off into Gothic Valley. Park on the left side of the road just past the portable toilet. The trailhead is at the fence line and well marked.  Map


This easy trail starts from the parking area and follows the road up. Follow the road past an old cabin on the right along with Teddys Winter Trail. Stay on the road as it winds its way up snodgrass. There is no view form the summit but many spots along the way up offer views of Crested Butte. Turn around at any point to shorten the ride. From your turn around point enjoy a fun road decent back down to the parking lot.  


This road sees lots of use in the winter months. beware of other users and please share the trail. This is a pet friendly trail, abide by the leash law at all times. Yield trail right of way to all others when hiking with your dog. Tread lightly on the trail to avoid damaging the ecosystem and remember to pack out all doggy doo.


Trail Map


Enjoying this trail? Help support the people who maintain it. Donate to the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association.