Crested Butte Trails Conditions & Report

In Popular by Josh Futterman

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. It’s gate season, which means on trails like Strand, Farris, Strand Bonus and Strand Road, gates will be present and need to be closed after you pass through them. These are meant to keep cows where they should be.

Update 7/25: Gothic Road before Emerald Lake is closed to vehicular traffic due to downed trees and remaining snow from avalanches this winter.

West Maroon Trailhead and Schofield pass is now accessible by SUV via Paradise Divide/Basin (up Slate River Road). Rough road with exposure – drive safely!  

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Hiking — Trail Running

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

Caves TrailCement CreekOpenGood to go
Lupine TrailSlate River ValleyOpenGood to go!
Tony's Trail to ViewpointTownOpenGood to go!
Beaver PondsOhio PassOpenGood to go!
Mt. Crested Butte SummitMt. Crested ButteOpenGood to go!
Brush CreekTownOpenGood to go!
Lower LoopTownOpenGood to go!
Woods WalkTownOpenGood to go!
Snodgrass Trail Mt. CBOpenGood to go!
Long Lake Washington GulchOpenGood to go!
Deer CreekGothic ValleyOpenGood to go!
Judd FallsGothic ValleyOpenGood to go!
Crested Butte to AspenGothic ValleyOpenGood to go!
Recreation PathTownOpenGood to Go!

Mountain Biking

Please stay off of middle trail 401 to avoid damage. Alternative to full 401: Lower 401, or Upper 401 from Rustlers Gulch (out and back). See photos below, and check back for updates.

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

TrailArea StatusNotes
Hartman RocksGunnisonOpenReady to ride
Signal Peak (Behind WSCU)GunnisonOpenReady to ride
Lower Cement Creek TrailCement CreekOpenGood to go
Doctors ParkTaylor ValleyOpenGood to go!
Strand HillBrush CreekOpenGood to go!
Snodgrass MountainMt. CBOpenGood to go!
Lupine TrailSlate River ValleyOpenGood to go!
Woods Walk - Lower LoopTownOpenGood to go!
Teocalli TrailBrush CreekOpenDeep snow in high trees
401Gothic ValleyClosedSnow plug, mud, please avoid riding the middle section!
Dyke TrailKebler PassOpenGood to go!
Reno-Flag-Bear-DeadmanCement CreekOpenGood to go!
Recreation PathTownOpenGood to go!
Tony's-Divine-Deli LoopTownOpenGood to go!
Upper LoopBrush CreekOpenGood to go!
Walrod Connector to CavesCement CreekOpenGood to go!

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Featured Event

Crested Butte Bike Week

June 22- 25, 2017
Mountain Biking Clinics
Film Festival featuring MTB films
Races: Chainless World Championships, Fat Tire 40, Jr Wildflower Classic
Bridges of the Butte Townie Tour, 24 hours of bikes

Event 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 birthplace of the sport and another opportunity to showcase our legendary trails and scenery. Not a mountain biker? All good! This family friendly celebration welcomes riders of every level with all types of bikes.