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Lower Loop

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Rank: #86 in the Crested Butte and Gunnison area
#201 in Colorado
#1,381 Overall
Trail near Crested Butte,  area, 
“Fast singletrack close to town - a great beginner ride.”
Adam Kagy on Jun 3, 2013
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2.8 Miles 100’ Ascent 8,967’ High 1.3% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -91’ Descent 8,921’ Low 2.5% Max Grade
Overview
13:32 average ride time for 6.0 miles. Details

Description
Begin from town to enjoy this special trail. From the start you have a number of options:

Your first option is to follow Butte Avenue out of town. You’ll see a trail on your left, just after the last house on Butte. Follow this singletrack, staying right at any intersections. Curve left past a large house and up and over a small hill. You’ll end up paralleling the road to Peanut Mine, up on the hillside in the wildflowers. Follow this to its end at Peanut Mine to join up with the "official" Lower Loop trail.

Another option is to ride up to the end of Elk Avenue and the dirt road on the left, or Whiterock, to join the Kebler Pass Road. Just after the first intersection on Kebler(Treasury Hill Road) on the right, you’ll see a turnout and trailhead on the right. Take the path that forks left. This will lead you through the Woods Walk on some nice singletrack, and join the first variation near the big house.

The third option is to simply ride out the dirt road at the end of Butte to Peanut Mine. This is the "official" start of the Lower Loop, though it’s not as fun as the first two options. This variation is best for riders who aren’t ready for singletrack right away.
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