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green Lower Loop

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2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 100' 31 m
Descent: -91' -28 m
High: 8,967' 2,733 m
Low: 8,921' 2,719 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Trail shared by Adam Kagy

Smooth, level singletrack close to town - great for beginners.

Adam Kagy

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

Begin from town to enjoy this special trail. From the start you have a number of options:

Your first option is to follow Butte Avenue out of town. Youll see a trail on your left, just after the last house on Butte. Follow this singletrack, staying right at any intersections. Curve left past a large house and up and over a small hill. Youll end up paralleling the road to Peanut Mine, up on the hillside in the wildflowers. Follow this to its end at Peanut Mine to join up with the "official" Lower Loop trail.

Another option is to run up to the end of Elk Avenue and the dirt road on the left, or Whiterock, to join the Kebler Pass Road. Just after the first intersection on Kebler (Treasury Hill Road) on the right, you'll see a turnout and trailhead on the right. Take the path that forks left. This will lead you through the Woods Walk on some nice singletrack, and join the first variation near the big house.

The third option is to simply run out the dirt road at the end of Butte to Peanut Mine. This is the "official" start of the Lower Loop, though its not as fun as the first two options.

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Nov 15, 2018
Nathaniel B
Combination of packed snow and dirt. Decent surface.
Oct 12, 2017
Renato Banos
7.4mi — 1h 11m

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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in Crested Butte

#7315

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#16

in Crested Butte

#681

in Colorado

#7,315

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