Crested Butte Trails: Teddy’s Trail

In Biking Guide, Hiking guide, Trailby Connor Scalbom

For easily accessible and excellent views of Mt. Crested Butte, the Elk Mountains to the north, and beautiful sunsets, Teddy’s Trail is your choice. Teddy’s is the beginner loop on Snodgrass mountain. This short easy loop offers great views of wildflowers right from the get go as well as epic mountain views. A great trail for hiking or biking. 

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Highlights:Mt. CB views, Wildflowers, Aspen
Difficulty:Easy
Approx. Time:1 hour RT
Elevation Gain:292
Max Elevation:9899 feet
RT Length:1.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation:9,604 feet
Trailhead:Snodgrass Trailhead
Travel Time to TH:10 minutes


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Directions

From the Town of Crested Butte: Take Gothic Road (135) North toward the Mt. Crested Butte. Stay on this road for 4.3 miles as you ascend past the ski resort to its highest point, just before it turns off into Gothic Valley. Park on the left side of the road just past the portable toilet. The trailhead is at the fence line and well marked.  Map


Route

From the trailhead sign [1], walk the steps over the fence (if the gate is closed), that lead you to the left side of the road. Follow the dirt road as it quickly ascends the hillside, providing wide vistas every look back. Wildflowers flourish here in the summertime. Pass a dilapidated cabin on your right side [2] as you get closer to the aspens. Teddy’s Trail starts just after you walk the steps over the next barb wire fence.  Look for the sign on the right sign of the trail. [3]  The trail forks into two trails, one for hikers and bikers, and the other for horses [4] . Stay on the hike/bike side. Enjoy views of the Gothic valley [5] as Teddy’s wraps around hillsides draped with wildflowers [6] . Continue along the single track, past a small pond [7], onto aspen forests [8]. Eventually the trail will split again [9]. We recommend staying left as its a more mellow trail. If you’re up for an adventure stay right for a steep climb back to Snodgrass trail [10]. Both trails meet back up with Snodgrass Mountain trail [11], follow the wide road  back down to the parking lot [12].


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This is a popular bike trail, so watch out for bikers. If biking yield to horses, hikers, and uphill riders. Don't ride trails when muddy and bike to the trailhead if possible. Be considerate to other users, the land, and local landowners.

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Please don’t pick, cut, or walk on wildflowers or other plants. Removing wildflowers from the wild can adversely affect pollinators and other animals that depend on that species for food and cover and affect the flowers long-term survival in that location.

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