Crested Butte Nordic Trails: Skyland

In Nordic Guide by Eric Phillips

Skyland follows Tony’s trail then heads right and all the way to the Skyland golf course. Enjoy a mellow climb up to the course with a fun decent back to Tony’s.


Highlights:mountain views, close to town,
Activities:nordic ski with trail pass
Difficulty:green
Length:1.5 miles (2.5k)
Approx. Time:45 minutes
Elevation Gain:150 ft
Trailhead Elevation:8,900 feet
Travel Time to TH:1 minute from town
Snow Machine Traffic:none
Dog Friendly:no
Groomed:yes

Click photos to view multi-sport gallery


Directions

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.

Route

From the parking lot head out to the nordic track. Take the track on the left hand side heading towards the mountain. You will shortly come to a junction. Teocali Connector will be on your left and Tony’s will be on your right. Take the right. Within a few hundred feet cross the Slate River via bridge. Tony’s follows along the slate for a little bit before meeting up with a junction for Skyland on your right. Take that right and follow the track all the way out to Skyland. Turn around at any point to shorten your trip.


Image

Trail Map