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Trail 400 (Star Pass)

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Length

5.4 Miles 8.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

629' 192 m

Ascent

-2,236' -682 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

12,329' 3,758 m

High

10,286' 3,135 m

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A stellar high alpine ride in the Brush Creek area.

Adam Kagy

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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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#22

in Crested Butte

#6014

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in Crested Butte

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in Colorado

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What a fantastic trail! I think the most bang for your buck is to do an out-and-back in Brush Creek drainage. From Cement Creek it is pretty committing with a fair amount of hike-a-bike. Sep 7, 2013
This is my favorite ride in CB and the downhill is one of the best in the country. The way to do it, in my opinion, is start up Cement Creek > Crystal Peak ( beautiful ) to the top. after, as never-ending epic downhill down the Brush Creek side. if you don't shuttle this is a long ride. best to park a car at the golf course, so you save yourself the extra 1.5 hours back to CB south Jul 23, 2017

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