Riding in Crested Butte: A Photo Essay

We recently completed a fantastic 4-day trip to Crested Butte, and we couldn’t have asked for a more fun trip… although dodging rain drops made things interesting!  Thanks to steady rain and occasional thunderstorms (and even a hail storm), we had to change our itinerary on the fly- but no worries, we made things work by heading down to Gunnison to ride world-famous Hartman Rocks on Day 2!

I’ll let the photos do the talking, but here’s a quick rundown of what the riding looked like after we made a few adjustments to the schedule:

  • Day 1: Lupine to Gunsight Connector to Lower Loop, 10 miles (“Once you’re completely saturated with water, you may as well keep going!”)
  • Day 2: Hartman Rocks, 18 miles
  • Day 3: Walrod Gulch to Point Lookout to 409 to Walrod Cutoff, 12 miles (and lots of climbing!)
  • Day 3, Part 2: Meander to Westside to Happy Hour to Upper Loop to Tony’s, 8 miles
  • Day 4: Strand Hill and Strand Bonus, 8 miles























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AUTHOR: Steve Mokan

Steve is the owner (and founder) of Chasing Epic Mountain Bike Adventures, and contributes regularly to our blog. He's passionate about providing customers with incredible mountain bike vacations, and he loves photography and travel when he's not working. Truthfully, he loves those things when he is working too.