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Lupine Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (56)

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 56 votes

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  4.3 from 56 votes
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Trail Rankings

#37

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#92

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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
Aspens for Days
Feb 20, 2018 near Crested…, CO

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Oct 3, 2020
John Gilbert
1.7mi
Sep 7, 2020
Marie Magro
Aug 13, 2020
Ryan Pezzotti
Jul 21, 2020
Douglas Edmundson
Fun for riders of all levels.
Jul 18, 2020
Camila Plana
Jul 3, 2020
Rob Pressly
Jun 24, 2020
J Grubes
With Gunsight and CR 734 10.3mi — 1h 24m
Jun 20, 2020
Anna Gasiewicz
Short sweet ride with amazing views 9.4mi — 0h 55m