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Upper Loop

 3.4 (22)

1.5 Miles 2.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

95' 29 m

Ascent

-347' -106 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

9,417' 2,870 m

High

9,083' 2,769 m

Low

Shared By Adam Kagy

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A short trail with a few technical spots - makes a great connector.

Adam Kagy

Dogs Unknown

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Description

The first and last parts of this trail are fast and smooth, the only part that makes this a black diamond is the rocky technical section in the trees which is short, but very fun.

If riding from town, ride east out of town on Elk Avenue and left on the gravel path just before a cattleguard to connect to the Rec Path up to the town of Mt. Crested Butte. Turn right on Hunter Hill Road go a short distance and turn right again on the continuation of HHR on the right. Ride down, then up past The Overlook turnoff. The singletrack starts at the first hard left switchback, where theres a parking area and a trail sign. After a couple moderate climbs, descend a technical section then roll through the open meadows.

After a half mile or so of riding in the open, youll meet up with Tonys Trail, which winds up from town to join the Upper Loop. If youre just out for a short spin, you can take a right and be back in Crested Butte after a few minutes of fast, winding downhill.

Continue riding another half mile or so and youll come to the intersection of Upper Upper Loop. You can bail out here as well, and turn right on a short downhill to finish Upper Loop near the Country Club.

Your other option is to ride the Upper Upper Loop. This trail is a technical challenge, with lots of rocky whoop-de-dos, and several steep and technical climbs.

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  3.4 from 22 votes

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  3.4 from 22 votes
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David Carey
Morrison, CO
David Carey   Morrison, CO
Did it as a loop from Crested Butte...too much time on roads. I would do it as an out and back. Aug 24, 2014
Did this riding back from Teocalli, if you want some more up - ride up Happy Hour and get Lower Westside down to ski base. Aug 2, 2016

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