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.

Update 3/28/19: We have had an above average snowpack and a vigorous avalanche cycle this winter. Its looking like trails at the southern end of the valley may open by May/June with some trail in the north end of the valley not opening until mid-late July due to snow.

Hiking — Trail Running

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

TrailAreaStatusNotes
Caves TrailCement CreekClosedCovered in snow
Lupine TrailSlate River ValleyClosedCovered in snow
Tony's Trail to ViewpointTownClosedCovered in snow
Beaver PondsOhio PassClosedCovered in snow
Mt. Crested Butte SummitMt. Crested ButteClosedCovered in snow
Brush CreekTownClosedCovered in snow
Lower LoopTownClosedCovered in snow
Woods WalkTownClosedCovered in snow
Snodgrass Trail Mt. CBClosedCovered in snow
Long Lake Washington GulchClosedCovered in snow
Deer CreekGothic ValleyClosedCovered in snow
Judd FallsGothic ValleyClosedCovered in snow
Crested Butte to AspenGothic ValleyClosedCovered in snow
Recreation PathTownClosedCovered in snow

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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 RocksGunnisonClosedLooking like early May opening
Signal Peak (Behind WSCU)GunnisonClosedBuried under snow
Lower Cement Creek TrailCement CreekClosedBuried under snow
Doctor ParkTaylor ValleyClosedBuried under snow
Strand HillBrush CreekClosedBuried under snow
Snodgrass MountainMt. CBClosedBuried under snow
Lupine TrailSlate River ValleyClosedBuried under snow
Woods Walk - Lower LoopTownClosedBuried under snow
Teocalli Ridge TrailBrush CreekClosedBuried under snow
401Gothic ValleyClosedBuried under snow
Dyke TrailKebler PassClosedBuried under snow
Reno-Flag-Bear-DeadmanCement CreekClosedBuried under snow
Recreation PathTownClosedBuried under snow
Tony's-Divine-Deli LoopTownClosedBuried under snow
Upper LoopBrush CreekClosedBuried under snow
Walrod Connector to CavesCement CreekClosedBuried under snow


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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
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