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Strand Hill

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  Intermediate from 1 vote
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Rank: #67 in the Crested Butte and Gunnison area
#138 in Colorado
#1,140 Overall
Trail near Crested Butte,  area, 
“A fun, fast, intermediate descent through meadows and aspens.”
Adam Kagy on May 17, 2013
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2.1 Miles 55’ Ascent 9,761’ High 6.4% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -647’ Descent 9,166’ Low 16.9% Max Grade
Description
3.5 miles out Brush Creek Road from its intersection with Hwy 135, Farris Creek Road climbs up a hill to the right. The big climb starts here. Approx 3/4 mi into the dirt road climb you'll come to a trail intersection which should be signed. You'll want to take a left to keep climbing up to Strand.

Another 1/2 mile after this you'll come to another intersection which is also signed. Left will take you on the strand bonus trail, but you'll want to take a right to stay on the road climbing higher. Eventually you'll go through a cattle guard and the road will flatten and turn into singletrack where there is a meadow. Rest here, as the downhill fun is about to begin.

After a wonderful downhill romp in the aspens, the trail drops between some tight Aspens and over a short rocky section, makes a hard right turn and climbs a short steep hill. Not far after this you'll come to an intersection with the Farris Creek Trail, take a left here. The next intersection comes not too far up the trail, stay straight here to finish off with more downhill back to the canal crossing.
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PHOTOS of Strand Hill
 3.0 from 4 votes
meadow near the top and end of the uphill on strand (Crested Butte, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Top of Strand looking at Teocalli mountain (Crested Butte, CO)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Smooth rolling descent at Strand. (Mount Crested Butte, CO)
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