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Strand Hill

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  4.3 from 3 votes
blue  Intermediate from 2 votes
Rank: #14 in the Crested Butte area
#255 in CO, #2,805 Overall
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Jul 1 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Crested Butte,
“A fun, fast, intermediate descent through meadows and aspens.”
Adam Kagy on May 17, 2013
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2.13.3 milesKilometers 55’17 m Ascent 9,761’2,975 m High 6% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -647’-197 m Descent 9,166’2,794 m Low 32% Max Grade (18°)
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 Canal 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
  4.3 from 3 votes
Super fun DH through aspen groves. (Crested Butte, CO)
  3.0 from 4 votes
meadow near the top and end of the uphill on strand (Crested Butte, CO)
  2.8 from 4 votes
Smooth rolling descent at Strand. (Crested Butte, CO)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Top of Strand looking at Teocalli mountain (Crested Butte, CO)