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Lupine

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 4.6 from 7 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 4 votes
Rank: #39 in the Crested Butte and Gunnison area
#107 in CO, #1,185 Overall
Views: 2,482. Last 30 days: 14
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Dec 15 Red - Snowy
Trail near Crested Butte,  area, 
“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 ride 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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5.0 (1)
Great views, a fun, moderately technical descent and a bonus descent on Strand.
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4.8 (6)
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4.6 (79)
The Crested Butte mega classic! High alpine meadows with unbeatable views.
near Crested Butte, CO

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 4.3 from 3 votes
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 4.3 from 3 votes
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 3.7 from 3 votes
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 3.7 from 3 votes
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 3.0 from 3 votes
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