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


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

93%

Runnable

9,348' 2,849 m

High

8,950' 2,728 m

Low

600' 183 m

Up

302' 92 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dylan Pradas

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 5 votes

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Trail Rankings

#253

in Colorado

#1,964

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4,346 Since May 26, 2015
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Photos

Looking northwest at the start of the Lupine Trail.
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Just before the downhill on the Lupine Trail
May 27, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Lupine Trail in the fall
May 27, 2015 near Crested…, CO
The view of the town of Crested Butte from the Lupine Trail
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Overlooking Nicholson Lake
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO

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