Mt Crested Butte Rec Path

Gunnison National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain1,090ft
Trailhead Elevation9,445ft
Elevation Min/Max8846/9451ft
Elevation Start/End9445/9445ft

Mt Crested Butte Rec Path

Mt. Crested Butte Rec. Path is a hiking and biking trail in Mount Crested Butte, Colorado. It is within Gunnison National Forest. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 9,445 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,090 feet. Along the trail there are parking and a parking.

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Winter Trails: Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails (Falcon Guides)
Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon
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"While Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte have long been well known for their ski resort and fantastic downhill/alpine skiing, the town of Crested Butte itself has developed a full system of 34 miles of cross-country skiing and snowshoe trekking trails to challenge everyone from the novice to the expert. Located less than 4 miles below the Mount Crested Butte ski resort, the skinny ski and shoe trails found in and all around the Crested Butte Nordic Center are made up of 20 percent novice, 50 percent intermediate, and 30 percent advanced routes. In total there are twenty people-only trails and four trails that are designed to be Fido-friendly." Read more
75 Classic Rides Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Jason Sumner
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"From the start point at the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce parking lot, soak in the views of the towering snowcapped Elk Mountains, where all that water comes from. Now head south on 6th Street, which becomes State Route 135 a few blocks later at the edge of town." Read more

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Gunnison National Forest
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Gunnison National Forest
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Dec 2018