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Lower Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (4)

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


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

100%

Runnable

8,967' 2,733 m

High

8,921' 2,719 m

Low

100' 31 m

Up

91' 28 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

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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Adam Kagy

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#22

in Crested Butte

#9397

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  4.0 from 4 votes
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Trail Rankings

#22

in Crested Butte

#869

in Colorado

#9,397

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Photos

Looking back into the Oh-Be-Joyful Wilderness area and Slate River. (Wide path coming from Peanut Mine ends here and the singletrack begins to the right of the picture.)
Sep 25, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Fun singletrack with stunning views of the Oh Be Joyful wilderness area.
Sep 25, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Looking back as we head into town.
Sep 25, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Slate River, next to the Lower Loop
Sep 25, 2017 near Crested…, CO

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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