ElevationAscent: 874' 266 m
Descent: -874' -266 m
High: 9,752' 2,973 m
Low: 8,917' 2,718 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“One of the best rides in the valley.”— Adam Kagy
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
Large parking lot at Brush Creek Trail with ~1 mile of perfectly flat road to the start of Farris Road (nice stretch before the immediate uphill climb).
Limited parking at obvious off-road pull-offs between Farris and Canal Trail.
Parking on the shoulder/road is subject to tickets.
Approx 3/4 mi into the dirt road climb you'll come to a trail intersection which should be signed. You'll want to take a left to keep climbing up to Strand. Another 1/2 mile after this you'll come to another intersection which is also signed. Left will take you on the Strand Bonus trail, but you'll want to take a right to stay on the road climbing higher.
Eventually you'll go through a cattle guard and the road will flatten and turn into singletrack where there's a meadow. Rest here, as the downhill fun is about to begin. After a wonderful downhill romp in the aspens, the trail drops between some tight aspens and over a short rocky section, makes a hard right turn and climbs a short steep hill. Not far after this you'll come to an intersection with the Canal Trail, take a left here.
The next intersection comes not too far up the trail, stay straight here to finish off with more downhill back to the canal crossing.
Local Club: Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association
May 26, 2020: Meet Middle Cement Creek Trail
Nov 12, 2019: CBCC End-of-Season Update
Aug 21, 2019: Building Trails, Building Community