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Recommended Routes in Crested Butte - 10

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Favorite Views of Castle Peak unfold on the run up Teocalli Ridge.  (photo by Shana Light)
Intermediate/Difficult

Teocalli Ridge Loop

11.5 mi 18.5 km 2,131' Up 649.5 m Up 2,134' Down 650.57 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Ascending to the ridge with Ruby Owen and Purple in the background
Difficult

The Scarp Ridge Traverse

10.8 mi 17.3 km 1,689' Up 514.73 m Up 3,481' Down 1061 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite July Aspen Sunflowers in meadow along Wild Cat Creek, during the annual Grin & Bear It trail run.
Intermediate/Difficult

Green Lake Trail

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,718' Up 523.64 m Up 1,718' Down 523.59 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Almost at the summit.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Crested Butte

7.1 mi 11.4 km 2,785' Up 848.83 m Up 706' Down 215.21 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Cruising over Star Pass
Difficult

Grand Traverse Mountain Run

41.0 mi 65.9 km 5,984' Up 1823.78 m Up 7,340' Down 2237.28 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Views of Castle Peak unfold on the run up Teocalli Ridge.  (photo by Shana Light)
Difficult

Crested Butte 105k

65.8 mi 105.9 km 12,348' Up 3763.74 m Up 12,351' Down 3764.56 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Views of Castle Peak unfold on the run up Teocalli Ridge.  (photo by Shana Light)
Intermediate/Difficult

Crested Butte 55k

35.7 mi 57.5 km 5,350' Up 1630.79 m Up 5,348' Down 1629.99 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite July Aspen Sunflowers in meadow along Wild Cat Creek, during the annual Grin & Bear It trail run.
Difficult

Grin & Bear It Loop - Baxter's / Green Lake

15.9 mi 25.6 km 2,816' Up 858.4 m Up 2,818' Down 858.95 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Pryamid Peak peaking out from behind the aspen slope.
Intermediate

Mt. Crested Butte to Aspen via East Maroon Pass

29.9 mi 48.1 km 3,199' Up 975.06 m Up 4,640' Down 1414.25 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Views of Castle Peak unfold on the run up Teocalli Ridge.  (photo by Shana Light)
Difficult

Crested Butte Ultra: 50 Mile Course '22

50.0 mi 80.5 km 8,150' Up 2484.26 m Up 8,151' Down 2484.32 m Down

Crested…, CO

Crested Butte Running

  • 546 Miles 879 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 15 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 45 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 34 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Crested Butte - 84

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10.1 mi 16.3 km #1Oh-Be-Joyful #835
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Tony's Trail
Easy
Crested Butte, CO
Easy
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2.6 mi 4.1 km #3Upper Upper Loop
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
1.8 mi 2.9 km #4Canal Trail
Easy
Crested Butte, CO
Easy
Crested Butte, CO
2.8 mi 4.4 km #5738.2B (Brush Creek 4wd spur)
Easy
Crested Butte, CO
Easy
Crested Butte, CO
5.4 mi 8.6 km #6Trail 400 (Star Pass)
Difficult
Aspen, CO
Difficult
Aspen, CO
4.3 mi 6.8 km #7Taylor Pass Divide Road
Difficult
Aspen, CO
Difficult
Aspen, CO
10.0 mi 16.1 km #8Farris Creek Trail #409
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
3.7 mi 5.9 km #9Lupine
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
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2.5 mi 4.1 km #10Teocalli Mountain Trail #554
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO

Photos of Crested Butte - 69

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Looking northwest at the start of the Lupine Trail.
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Cruising over Star Pass
May 27, 2015 near Aspen, CO
Easy terrain & superb trail quality early in the race - just before mile 5
May 27, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Near the beginning of the race - looking back at the Whetstone Mountains.
May 27, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Running through overhead wildflowers on the final descent.  (photo by Shana Light)
Jul 16, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Cruising on Brush Creek Road.  (photo by Shana Light)
Jul 16, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Views of Castle Peak unfold on the run up Teocalli Ridge.  (photo by Shana Light)
Jul 16, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Looking down at resort on hike up.
Jun 30, 2021 near Crested…, CO