If you’re looking for some quick-hit stoke to get you pumped about riding the amazing trails in Crested Butte, our friends over at MTB Home have been producing some amazing content lately. Their series, “One Good Ride”, focuses on beautiful footage and sweet riding, and each video is only 15 seconds long. Talk about catering to the short-term attention span of today’s America!
Below you’ll find some of our favorite videos (and trails): there’s a good chance you’ll experience them if you join one of our Crested Butte trips!
The Lupine Trail is a relative newcomer to the Crested Butte area, and it’s a wonderful addition. The trail traverses below Long Lake between Mt. Crested Butte and the Slate River Valley, and offers some of the most incredible aspen-lined singletrack and views.
It’s a little short by itself, but if you connect it with 409 or Teocalli, it can make for a huge, epic day. Strand Hill sits above the East River Valley and offers amazing singletrack, lots of aspens, and a little tech mixed in for good measure.
We’ve all heard about Doctor Park, and it deserves the reputation. Bring your legs and lungs because you’re going to work to get the goods, but once you get up top it’s oh-so-sweet. A technical beginning leads to a smooth, fast middle, followed by a technical ending above the Taylor River.
The area around Crested Butte south is often overlooked because it’s 10 minutes south of town, but we always remember it. Warm Springs (along with all the other trails) offers hill-side singletrack lined with wildflowers or aspens, and views both up and down valley.
Although not technically in Crested Butte, the Rattlesnake Trail in the Hartman Rocks area of Gunnison deserves mention. It’s a virtual high-desert slickrock playground, which is super fun and offers an amazing contrast in riding style to its neighbor to the north, Crested Butte.