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Upper Upper Loop

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 3.3 from 4 votes
  Intermediate/Difficult from 2 votes
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Rank: #34 in Crested Butte and Gunnison
#394 in Colorado
#2,737 Overall
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“A steep technical uphill and a fast steep descent.”
Adam Kagy on May 17, 2013
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2.4 Miles Singletrack Type 373’ Ascent -451’ Descent 9,032’ Low 9,448’ High
If you're starting from town, ride east up Tony's trail until the "T" crossing. Head right on the continuation of upper loop until you get to another "T" crossing in the trail. Left will take you toward upper upper and Whetstone Vista.

The first part of Upper Upper starts fairly mild with a few delightfully technical ups and downs. After a couple of miles of increasingly challenging terrain, Whetstone Vista trail branches off to your right. This trail is a bumpy downhill that joins up with Brush Creek Road. Take Whetstone vista out to brush creek if you'd like to save your legs when riding Strand/Deer Creek/Farris or any of the rides out along Brush Creek. Continuing along Upper Upper, the uphill progressively becomes steeper and much rockier before a fast descent back down to Brush Creek.

Many people prefer to ride Upper Upper in the opposite direction from Brush Creek. The uphill in this direction is equally as stiff, but not as technical, therefore most of the technical sections come when riding downhill back towards Whetstone Vista and upper loop. If you're riding Strand/Farris/402 I recommend riding Whetstone Vista out to Brush Creek and Upper Upper the opposite direction starting from Brush Creek.
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 4.3 from 3 votes
Sweet riding through the Aspens! (Crested Butte, CO)
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