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338 mi 543 km of trail 12 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 22 Trails Intermediate Trails 38 Trails Hard Trails 38 Trails
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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 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 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 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 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 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 Cruising over Star Pass
Difficult

Grand Traverse Mountain Run

40.7 mi 65.4 km 6,197' Up 1888.92 m Up 7,072' Down 2155.61 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Difficult

Aspen to Crested Butte via West Maroon Pass

34.4 mi 55.4 km 5,221' Up 1591.5 m Up 3,756' Down 1144.84 m Down

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

Grin and Bear It - 15K Classic

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,697' Up 517.24 m Up 1,697' Down 517.18 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite A dash of red to add spice to the yellow fall colors. Grab your binoculars to look for Mtn Goats high up on the rocks.
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)
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 Near the beginning of the race - looking back at the Whetstone Mountains.
Difficult

Camp 4 Coffee Cart to Cart Trail Run

19.9 mi 32.0 km 2,266' Up 690.63 m Up 2,562' Down 780.92 m Down

Crested…, CO

Trails in Crested Butte - 86

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3.7 mi 6.0 km #1Snodgrass Trail #590
Intermediate
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3.4 mi 5.4 km #2Scarp Ridge Trail
Intermediate
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10.1 mi 16.3 km #3Oh-Be-Joyful #835
Intermediate
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2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Twin Lakes Trail #402
Intermediate
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5.5 mi 8.8 km #5Dyke Trail #838
Difficult
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Lower Cement Creek Trail #636
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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2.5 mi 4.1 km #7Teocalli Mountain Trail #554
Difficult
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2.3 mi 3.7 km #8Brush Creek Trail
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9.0 mi 14.5 km #9Deer Creek Trail #9568
Intermediate
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4.6 mi 7.4 km #10Teocalli Ridge #557
Intermediate
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6.1 mi 9.9 km #11Bear Creek
Difficult
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2.7 mi 4.3 km #12Hunters Creek Trail #9410
Difficult
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1.0 mi 1.6 km #13Teddy's Trail
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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3.7 mi 5.9 km #14Lupine
Intermediate
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6.0 mi 9.6 km #15Copper Creek Trail #983
Intermediate/Difficult
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0.5 mi 0.8 km #16Mt. Emmons Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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10.0 mi 16.1 km #17Farris Creek Trail #409
Difficult
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1.6 mi 2.6 km #18Trail 419
Difficult
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8.3 mi 13.4 km #19Trail Riders Trail #401
Difficult
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0.9 mi 1.4 km #20Happy Hour
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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Photos of Crested Butte - 67

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Views of Castle Peak unfold on the run up Teocalli Ridge.  (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
Cruising over Star Pass
May 27, 2015 near Aspen, 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
Looking northwest at the start of the Lupine Trail.
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Easy terrain & superb trail quality early in the race - just before mile 5
May 27, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Grin & Bear It racers make their return descent after having arrived at the Green Lake turn around below the Mt. Axtel massif.
May 19, 2016 near Crested…, CO