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A stellar high alpine ride in the Brush Creek area.


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5.4

Miles

8.6

KM

Singletrack

12,329' 3,758 m

High

10,286' 3,135 m

Low

629' 192 m

Up

2,236' 682 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

No matter how you slice it, you'll be in for quite a climb riding to the top of Star Pass as it tops out at over 12,000ft. However, the climb is worth it as you'll be treated with some of Crested Butte's finest alpine views and high alpine wildflowers. The other reward is the fact that the descent down into the East Brush Creek drainage goes on for miles.

This is usually ridden as an out and back or from the Cement Creek side as a loop. If riding from Cement Creek as a loop, ride up Cement Creek road several miles. Take a left on Trail 583. Stay on 583 until you come to the junction of 583 and 400 (Star Pass). From here you'll be treated with a ripping descent down into the East Brush Creek drainage. After descending 5 miles or so you'll come to the 545 (Block and Tackle) trail junction where you'll take a left. After a stiff climb up Block and Tackle, enjoy the downhill back to Cement Creek Road and your car.

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Adam Kagy

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#698

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#7,196

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Up and over Star Pass on the EMGT!
Jun 10, 2015 near Aspen, CO
There's a rider in the lower right corner...the scale on this ride is enormous.
Jul 26, 2017 near Crested…, CO
A must-ride in the Crested Butte South area.
Jul 26, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Indian Paintbrush and a stoked rider. Starr Pass Trail #400.
Mar 8, 2016 near Crested…, CO
Star Pass views
Sep 24, 2014 near Aspen, CO
Brush Creek Trail southwest of Star Pass
Feb 16, 2016 near Aspen, CO
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