Crested Butte Winter Trails: Cement Creek

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

Cement Creek is a motorized, groomed road that sees users of all kinds. This beautiful road offers a fun out and back with great views. Ride as far as you want before turning around and heading back. 


Highlights:epic views, relatively flat
Activities:fat bike, nordic ski, snowshoe, hike
Difficulty:beginner
Length:as desired
Approx. Time:depends on above
Elevation Gain:450 feet
Trailhead Elevation:8700 feet
Travel Time to TH:15 minutes from town
Snow Machine Traffic:little
Dog Friendly:yes
Groomed:yes

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Directions

Cement Creek Road is located just past Crested Butte South. From town you will need to drive south on 135 to Crested Butte South(CB South). There are few places to park in the winter. Bikers can park in CB South at Camp 4 Coffee and ride out Cement Creek Road to the trailhead. You can also park a few cars at the ‘Caves Trailhead’, just 1.5 miles up the road, or at the Winter Trailhead itself, 3.8 miles up Cement Creek Road (FS#740) from the 135 turnoff.


Route

This easy trail follows Cement Creek road as it heads up the valley. From wherever you park head to Cement Creek road and head east up the valley and into the mountains. The road is groomed courtesy of Al from Camp4Coffee. He grooms the road with his own vehicles on his own time. If you see him out there grooming say thank you, give him a high 5, and get some Camp4 Coffee. The road is groomed all the way to the switchbacks. Ride as far as you desire before turning around and heading back down the road to the trailhead. Beware of other users, and of course pick up after your furry friends.



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Cement Creek is an active motorized recreation corridor with many different users. Yield to other users and share the trail with everyone. Be aware other users especially snowmobiles.

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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.

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Enjoying this trail? Help support the people who maintain it. Donate to the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association.