Crested Butte Winter Trails: Snodgrass

In Fat Biking Guide, Nordic Guide, Snow Shoe Guideby Kryptonite Creative

Looking for a fun, easy trail within 3 minutes of the mountain? Snodgrass Road is a popular trail for skiers, snowshoers, and fat bikes alike. The road offers a mellow climb up to the top of Snodgrass and a fun road decent back down to the parking lot.

Highlights:groomed road, mellow climb, epic views
Activities:fat bike, nordic ski, snowshoe, backcountry ski.
Length:2.8 miles
Approx. Time:1-2 hours
Elevation Gain:1500 ft
Trailhead Elevation:9,600feet
Travel Time to TH:7 minutes from town, 3 minutes from Mt. CB
Snow Machine Traffic:none
Dog Friendly:yes

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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. The road dead ends in winter at the trailhead. Park on the left side of the road just past the portable toilet or in the lot just below this. The trailhead is at the fence line and well marked.  Map


This easy trail starts from the parking area and follows the road up the mountain. Be sure to take the road on the left that heads uphill, the right road heads down to Gothic. Follow the road past an old cabin on the right along with Teddys Winter Trail. It gets steep here as it heads up a small hill. Stay on the road as it winds and switchbacks its way up snodgrass. There is no view form the summit but many spots along the way up offer views of Crested Butte. Turn around at any point to shorten the trip. From your turn around point enjoy a fun road decent back down to the parking lot.  This is one of the most popular winter trails in Crested Butte. Always watch uphill for skiers or bikers coming down the trail.


This is a pet friendly trail, abide by the leash law at all times. Yield trail right of way to all others when hiking with your dog. Remember to pack out all doggy doo.

Trail Map


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