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Recommended Routes in Crested Butte - 10

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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 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 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 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 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 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)
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

Crested Butte Running

  • 599 Miles 964 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 23 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 40 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 33 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Crested Butte - 86

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3.7 mi 6.0 km #1Snodgrass Trail #590
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
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10.1 mi 16.3 km #2Oh-Be-Joyful #835
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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3.4 mi 5.4 km #3Scarp Ridge Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Twin Lakes Trail #402
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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5.5 mi 8.8 km #5Dyke Trail #838
Difficult
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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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3.7 mi 5.9 km #7Lupine
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Teocalli Mountain Trail #554
Difficult
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Difficult
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9.9 mi 15.9 km #9Daisy Pass Trail #9404
Difficult
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Difficult
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4.6 mi 7.4 km #10Teocalli Ridge #557
Intermediate
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Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO

Photos of Crested Butte - 68

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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
Running through overhead wildflowers on the final descent.  (photo by Shana Light)
Jul 16, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Near the beginning of the race - looking back at the Whetstone Mountains.
May 27, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Looking down at resort on hike up.
Jun 30, 2021 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