Crested Butte Trails Conditions & Report

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As things begin to thaw out in Crested Butte, trails open up and we all head outdoors for some summer fun. Keep checking back here for updates on which trails are ready to go, and which ones still need more time. Keep in mind, it’s best to stay off muddy trails in general.

Don’t miss Crested Butte Bike Week happening June 27 – 30. Races, clinics, rides, parties, and more!

Hiking — Trail Running

For a more in depth look or other trails check out the Crested Butte Hiking Guide.

Hartman RocksGunnisonOpen
Caves TrailCB SouthOpen
Recreation PathTownOpen
Tony's Trail to ViewpointTownOpen
Whetstone Vista - Upper UpperTownOpen
Brush CreekTownOpenAvoid muddy areas
Lupine TrailSlate River ValleyOpenGunsight Connector is as well!
Long Lake Washington GulchOpenBe wary of snow and mud
Woods WalkTownOpen
Lower LoopTownClosed6/17/19 Lower Loop is not ready yet. Please avoid it.
Mt. Crested Butte SummitMt. CBClosedCovered in snow
Snodgrass Trail Mt. CBClosedCovered in snow
Beaver PondsOhio PassClosedCovered in snow
Deer CreekGothic ValleyClosedA few more days, almost ready.
Judd FallsGothic ValleyClosedCovered in snow
Crested Butte to AspenGothic ValleyClosedCovered in snow


Some important guidelines for Hiking to keep in mind:

  • Stay on the trail at all times
  • Be prepared for all types of weather and situations
  • Pack it in, pack it out

Mountain Biking

For a more in depth look or other trails check out the Crested Butte Mountain Biking Guide.

TrailArea StatusNotes
Hartman RocksGunnisonOpenRiding beautifully
Signal Peak (Behind WSCU)GunnisonOpen
Lower Cement Creek TrailCB SouthOpen
Walrod Connector to CavesCB SouthOpenGood to go!
Recreation PathTownOpen
Tony's-Divine-Deli LoopTownOpenGood to Go!
Upper LoopTown
OpenRiding great!
Whetstone VistaTown
OpenRiding as of 5/25
Strand HillBrush CreekOpenTrail is melted out!
Lupine TrailSlate River ValleyOpenThanks to the CBCC Lupine is riding! Gunsight connector is good!
Doctor ParkTaylor ValleyOpenishGood for an out and back starting at the bottom. 4.5 miles up before snow as of 6/3
Woods Walk - Lower LoopTownClosed6/17 Still Closed due to snow! Please stay off of it.
Reno-Flag-Bear-DeadmanCB SouthClosedBuried under snow.
Teocalli Ridge TrailBrush CreekClosedBuried under snow, dangerous creek crossings.
Snodgrass MountainMt. CBClosedGood up until the sign (out and back)
401Gothic ValleyClosedBuried under snow
Dyke TrailKebler PassClosedBuried under snow


Some important guidelines for mountain biking to keep in mind:

  • Uphill bikers, hikers, and horseback riders ALWAYS have the right-away on any trail
  • Consider riding with others in case of an emergency
  • Please do not ride off of bike trails

Featured Event

CB Bike Week

All Skill Levels Welcome
Scavenger Hunts, Challenges
MTB Clinics – Rides – Races – Prizes
June 27 – 30, 2019

More Info

Where else do you find the oldest mountain bike festival in the world, but right here in Crested Butte, Colorado. After all, this is the birhplace of the sport and another opportunity to showcase our legendary trails and scenery. Not a mountain biker? No problem! This family friendly celebration welcomes riders of every level with all types of bikes. There’s even a fun scavenger hunt