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Lupine

Consensus:    (details)
 4.4 from 9 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 5 votes
Rank: #4 in the Raggeds Wilderness area
#123 in CO, #1,408 Overall
Views: 3,883. Last 30 days: 276
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Condition:
Jun 2 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Crested Butte,
“Short but sweet, and one of the valley's newest trails.”
Adam Kagy on May 8, 2013
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3.65.8 milesKilometers 393’120 m Ascent 9,352’2,851 m High 6% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -682’-208 m Descent 8,950’2,728 m Low 18% Max Grade (10°)
Restrictions
No parking allowed on Saddle Ridge road.
Overview
1:26 average time for 8.2 miles. Details

Description
Short and sweet with fast flowy downhill and minimum uphill. This trail is one of the newest in Crested Butte, and it's built with mountain bikers in mind. It's also one of the first trails to melt off snow in the spring due to the south facing sunny slope.

This trail makes a great connector or fast after work ride. Many riders will ride this in conjunction with Snodgrass or Lower Loop for a longer ride. The views of the Slate river valley are stunning with blooming Lupine and various other flowers in Summer.
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COMMENTS
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PHOTOS of Lupine
 4.3 from 3 votes
Lupine fields for miles... (Crested Butte, CO)
 4.3 from 3 votes
Riding through fields of Lupine. (Crested Butte, CO)
 3.7 from 3 votes
Short flowy segments through Aspen groves. (Crested Butte, CO)
 3.7 from 3 votes
Lupine trail in the fall (Mount Crested Butte, CO)
 3.0 from 3 votes
just before the downhill on Lupine (Crested Butte, CO)
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