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Lupine Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (71)

Short but sweet, and one of the valley's newest trails.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Singletrack

9,348' 2,849 m

High

8,940' 2,725 m

Low

334' 102 m

Up

637' 194 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

No parking allowed on Saddle Ridge Road.

Description

Short and sweet, with fast flowy downhill and minimum uphill. This trail is one of the newest in Crested Butte, and it's built with mountain bikers in mind. It's also one of the first trails to melt off snow in the spring due to the south facing sunny slope.

This trail makes a great connector or fast after work ride. Many riders will ride this in conjunction with Snodgrass or Lower Loop for a longer ride. The views of the Slate River Valley are stunning with blooming Lupine and various other flowers in summer.

Contacts

Shared By:

Adam Kagy with improvements by Big Al Fuchs

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 71 votes

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  4.3 from 71 votes
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#74

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The aspens on Lupine and Gunsight can't be beat.
Oct 2, 2017 near Crested…, CO
The short climb up Lupine is beautiful... and it leads to the awesome Gunsight Trail!
Sep 25, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Riding through fields of Lupine.
Jun 30, 2014 near Crested…, CO
Heading up from town on Lupine.
Apr 28, 2016 near Crested…, CO
Lupine fields for miles...
Jun 30, 2014 near Crested…, CO
Great pic!
Jun 8, 2022 near Crested…, CO

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Jun 21, 2022
Corey Griesemer
Jun 11, 2022
MichelleMM
Sep 30, 2021
Dave DeWitt
Simply Stunning views with the snow capped peaks and fall colors!
Sep 10, 2021
JM LaSalle
Sep 10, 2021
Robert Lee
Aug 21, 2021
Ricky DH-MTB
Such a beautiful trail to ride, I really need to get out to Crested Butte more often. 5mi — 1h 30m
Aug 11, 2021
Elvin Caraway
Jul 25, 2021
Andre Wiltenburg