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.

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 north of Powerline RdAvoid snowy/muddy trails
Caves TrailCB SouthOpenOne small snow patch left
Recreation PathTownOpen
Tony's Trail to ViewpointTownOpenA few snow patches hanging around.
Whetstone Vista - Upper UpperTownOpenA few snow/ice patches hanging around
Brush CreekTownClosedCovered in snow
Lower LoopTownClosedCovered in snow
Woods WalkTownClosedCovered in snow
Mt. Crested Butte SummitMt. CBClosedCovered in snow
Snodgrass Trail Mt. CBClosedCovered in snow
Long Lake Washington GulchClosedCovered in snow
Lupine TrailSlate River ValleyClosedCovered in snow
Beaver PondsOhio PassClosedCovered in snow
Deer CreekGothic ValleyClosedCovered in snow
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 RocksGunnisonOpenAvoid snowy/muddy trails
Signal Peak (Behind WSCU)GunnisonOpen
Lower Cement Creek TrailCB SouthOpen
Recreation PathTownOpen
Tony's-Divine-Deli LoopTownOpenMostly dry. Few snow patches hanging around
Reno-Flag-Bear-DeadmanCB SouthClosedBuried under snow
Walrod Connector to CavesCB SouthClosedBuried under snow
Woods Walk - Lower LoopTownClosedBuried under snow
Upper LoopTown
Strand HillBrush CreekClosedBuried under snow
Teocalli Ridge TrailBrush CreekClosedBuried under snow
Snodgrass MountainMt. CBClosedBuried under snow
Doctor ParkTaylor ValleyClosedBuried under snow
Lupine TrailSlate River ValleyClosedBuried under snow
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