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Gunnison National Forest - North

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Recommended Routes in Gunnison National Forest - North - 11

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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 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)
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 View from near the summit
Difficult

Storm Pass Out-and-Back

17.1 mi 27.5 km 4,102' Up 1250.42 m Up 4,102' Down 1250.41 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 Storm clouds rolling in on Henry Lake.
Difficult

Henry Lake

13.6 mi 21.8 km 2,559' Up 780.07 m Up 2,560' Down 780.33 m Down

St. Elmo, 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

Gunnison National Forest - North Running

  • 1,217 Miles 1,959 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 46 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 91 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 106 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gunnison National Forest - North - 232

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9.0 mi 14.6 km #1West Maroon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Crested Butte, CO 12 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #2Snodgrass Trail #590
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
3.4 mi 5.4 km #3Scarp Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
10.1 mi 16.3 km #4Oh-Be-Joyful #835
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km #5Twin Lakes Trail #402
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
11.1 mi 17.9 km #6CDT: Marshall Pass to Monarch Pass (CO Sec. 18)
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
5.5 mi 8.8 km #7Dyke Trail #838
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8Lower Cement Creek Trail #636
Easy/Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
3.9 mi 6.2 km #9Rustler Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #10Teocalli Mountain Trail #554
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO

Photos of Gunnison National Forest - North - 102

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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
View from near the summit
Jun 25, 2018 near Crested…, CO
Dollar Lake
Aug 12, 2018 near Crested…, CO
Looking northwest at the start of the Lupine Trail.
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO