Crested Butte Winter Trails: Brush Creek

In Fat Biking Guide, Nordic Guide, Snow Shoe Guide by Eric Phillips

Looking for a unique trek with great views and almost no crowds then look no further. Brush Creek is a great out and back trail offering winter views of Teocalli Mountain. 


Highlights:epic views, relatively flat
Activities:fat bike, nordic ski, snowshoe, backcountry ski
Difficulty:beginner
Length:as desired
Approx. Time:depends on above
Elevation Gain:100 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 9000 feet
Travel Time to TH:10 minutes from town
Snow Machine Traffic:little
Dog Friendly:yes
Groomed:user compacted

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Directions

From the Town of Crested Butte: Drive 2 miles south on CO 135 and make a left onto County Road 738 (Brush Creek Road). Continue on another 1.9 miles as pavement turns to dirt and look for the parking lot of the trailhead on your left side.


Route

Brush Creek Road winter use starts just beyond the Brush Creek Trailhead. Make sure to park at the Brush Creek Trailhead and head down to the actual start of the snow trail. Please don”t park where they county stops plowing the road as you are blocking access to a private drive and ranch.  From where the plowing ends follow the road as far as you wish enjoying views of Teocalli Mountain. This is an out and back trail, turn around where you please and follow the same route back to the car. This is an un-groomed trail so make after a storm you might be breaking trail.


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The trail is pet friendly but make sure to abide by the leash law at all times. Yield trail right of way to all others when hiking with your dog. Tread lightly on the trail to avoid damaging the ecosystem and remember to pack out all doggy doo.

Trail Map