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Snodgrass

 4.3 (56)

7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

855' 261 m

Ascent

-853' -260 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

9,982' 3,042 m

High

9,501' 2,896 m

Low

Shared By Michael Ahnemann

Conditions


Bad / Closed 43 days ago
Snodgrass is now closed, Aug 6 2018 History

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A short but enjoyable singletrack cruise close to Crested Butte mountain.

Michael Ahnemann

Dogs Off-leash

Features -none-

Generally closed in July and August (and sometimes earlier) for cattle grazing. Check cbmba.com for details.

Overview

Although this is a short ride, its beautiful scenery, singletrack, and its proximity to town make it a well-traveled trail.

It's marked as a blue trail, but could almost be classified as green if not for a couple of short steep climbs and descents, and a narrow section through aspen trees.

Need to Know

We chose to start this ride from the small trailhead off Washington Gulch road because it's an enjoyable way to ride it. However, many people start from Gothic road.

It can be ridden as a loop or from town if you're willing to ride along Washington Gulch road for a couple of miles.

Make sure to be respectful and stay on the trail because most of this trail is on private land.

Description

As mapped, start at the smaller trailhead on Washington Gulch road. It's easy to get there by riding or driving from the intersection of Gothic road and Washington Gulch and following Washington Gulch road until you see a sign for Snodgrass on the right.

Once you're on the singletrack, the trail is very well marked with wooden signs. From Washington Gulch road, you'll pass through a narrow section in a thick aspen grove. After that, there's a somewhat technical section with a few short but sharp efforts, and a couple of steeper descents. Finally, you'll cross over a stream, climb a bit more, and will then be rewarded with beautiful views of wildflowers in the foreground and Crested Butte in the background.

You can either turn around to return the way you came, or continue onto Gothic road and complete the loop.

It's only 3.5 miles or so each way if you choose not to complete the loop on the road, but it's a great trail for a quick ride, or for an extra effort on the way home from some of the bigger rides that start/end further up Gothic road.

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Aug 4, 2018
Scott Caulfield
9.3mi
Jul 29, 2018
Josh Hollander
Jul 27, 2018
Jeff G
Jul 24, 2018
Tony Rocha
Steady, steep climb from Gothic road. Not as difficult climb from Wash gulch road. Great views and smooth fun single trach thru aspens.
Jul 18, 2018
Chris CaraDonna
Jul 13, 2018
Max Hauer
7.3mi
Jul 13, 2018
CK N
7.3mi
Jul 11, 2018
Karin Ohman
Loop with Snodgrass 9.5mi

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  4.3 from 56 votes

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