Crested Butte Fat Biking: Town Ranch/ Riverbend

In Fat Biking Guide by Eric Phillips

Looking for a great place to practice your Fat Bike skills then look no further. Town Ranch offer a flat mellow loop for endless fun, and did we mention its free for people and dogs.

Approx. Time20 minutes
Elevation Gain:0 ft! Yes you read that correctly.
Groomed :Yes
RT Length2 miles
Snow Machine Traffic:None
Travel Time to TH:5 minutes

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From Elk Ave, head south on on highway 135 for a block before turning left on Red Lady Ave (At the CB School). Drive past the school and take a right onto 9th street, follow the road as it loops behind the school and park in the lot on the left hand side next to the baseball field.


From the parking lot head out on the connector trail and you will quickly find the Town Ranch Loop. This flat loop is groomed courtesy of the CB Nordic Center. Enjoy the 2 mile loop as many times as you like. If you get tired of this loop head south on the trail directly across from the parking lot and you will find the smaller 1.5 mile Riverbend loop!


This is a dog friendly trail but dog passes are required, you can obtain these at the CB Nordic Center in town. This trail is open to cross country skiing, walking, snowshoeing, and fat biking so beware of other users.


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