Crested Butte Hikes: Cinnamon Mountain

In Hiking guide by Eric Phillips

Looking for a short but sweet hike? Cinnamon Mountain has beautiful wildflowers, 360 degree mountain views, and a round trip of under 2 miles!

Highlights:Mountain Views, Wildflowers
Difficulty:Moderate
RT Length:1.96 miles RT
Approx. Time:1-2 hours
Elevation Gain:965 feet
Max Elevation:12,286 feet
Trailhead Elevation:11,321 feet
Travel Time to TH:60 minutes

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Directions

From Crested Butte head north on Gothic road for 13 miles to the top of Schofield Pass. Take a left onto road 734. After 2 miles switchback up and take the first right to a parking area. This road is rough and an SUV with high clearance is recommended. For an alternative route take Slate River Road up to Paradise Divide but beware it is a narrow high clearance 4x4 road with steep cliffs.

Route

Starting at the parking area on Paradise Divide head north on a steep dirt path [1] as it climbs up to a small bench [2]. Continue climbing up the hillside until you eventually find a switchback [3]. After the switchback climb up to a wide bench. For a very steep shorter climb head left from the bench and follow the ridge to the summit. Head right from the bench and gain the opposing ridge [4] where a mellower climb awaits. follow the opposing ridge up to the summit. Enjoy 360 degree views from the summit [5] [6] [7]

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There are no trail signs or marking on this hike. Follow the short trail up to the summit of Cinnamon and back down again.


Trail Map & Profile



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