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blue Lupine

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3.7 mile 5.9 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 600' 183 m
Descent: -302' -92 m
High: 9,348' 2,849 m
Low: 8,950' 2,728 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Dylan Pradas

A trail that scurries the side of a hill with spectacular views of Crested Butte and the mountains.

Dylan Pradas

Features Views · Wildflowers

No parking allowed on Saddle Ridge road.

Runner Notes

This trail was created with mountain bikers in mind, so keep an ear open for them. There are not many blind corners, so this shouldn't be too difficult.

Description

Park at the northwest trailhead. There is no parking at the southwest trailhead. Or do it as a shuttle.

The trail starts as a singletrack then turns into a doubletrack, then back to singletrack. You'll pass over a handful of cattle guards along the way. The trail is mostly in open fields with little tree cover, but every once in a while you'll go through a grove of aspen. Views of the Slate River Valley are stunning with blooming Lupine and various other flowers in summer.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers will be in bloom in June.

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Jun 7, 2019
Ryan Brandt
Sep 9, 2017
Mamcentee
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Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 4 votes

#11

in Crested Butte

#4459

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  4.8 from 4 votes
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#11

in Crested Butte

#320

in Colorado

#4,459

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2,468 Since May 26, 2015
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