Crested Butte Fat Biking

In Winter & Springby Kryptonite Creative

Fat biking is a fun winter activity that has recently been pioneered in the Crested Butte area. A great alternative to skiing, fat bikes were introduced in 2009, and have seen a lot of growth in the past few years. These bikes are run with very low tire pressure, and as a result ride very well on snow. If you’re into fat biking, don’t miss this year’s Fat Bike World Championships Jan 24th – 26th!

Fat Bike Access

As these fun bikes become more popular, the access where they are allowed will grow. Currently they are off limits on most nordic trails other than Town Ranch, Riverbend Trails, Recreation Path, and North Village Trails. All of the valley drainages are open to fat bikes as it is public land. For updated conditions check out the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. Click on a trail for full trail guide.


Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven has a large fleet of Rocky Mountain and 9Zero7 fat bikes for rent. They can point you in the right direction when it comes to what trails are riding good the day you are planning to ride. Big Al’s also has bikes to sell and all of the necessary fat bike accessories. They are conveniently located at 207 Elk Ave. Rental rates are:

  • $45 for 24 hours
  • $30 for half day
  • $20 for 2 hours

Need a Place to Stay?

Nordic Inn

  • Hot tub • WiFi • Pet friendly
  • Continental Breakfast • Free Mountain Parking

14 Treasury Rd, Mt. CB
(970) 349-5542Map

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Featured Event

Fat Bike World Championships

Price goes up 1/19
All skill levels welcome!
January 24th – 26th

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An annual event in beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado that celebrates bikes and the people who ride them… in the winter! Whether you are a professional racer looking to defend your title, or a novice who pedals minimally and parties maximally, this event is for you.