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  4.5 from 11 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 7 votes
Rank: #1 in the Crested Butte area
#31 in CO, #77 Overall
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Jul 10 Green
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°)
No parking allowed on Saddle Ridge road.
1:26 average time for 8.2 miles. Details

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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PHOTOS of Lupine
  4.3 from 3 votes
Heading up from town on Lupine. (Crested Butte, CO)
  4.3 from 3 votes
Riding through fields of Lupine. (Crested Butte, CO)
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