Baxter Gulch Trail
ElevationAscent: 405' 123 m
Descent: -2,013' -614 m
High: 10,712' 3,265 m
Low: 8,927' 2,721 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“New long, flowy singletrack with an old school feel.”— Lyle Tucker
The overall trail is tight, bench-cut singletrack that starts on the saddle between Green Lake and Whetstone Mountain. After a half-mile, gentle climb, you start the descent on smooth and, at times, rocky/rooty singletrack.
The trail dives in and out of the trees opening up with great views of the valley and surrounding peaks. As this trail gets ridden more often – it's still starting to buff out – and with some turns being lightly banked, it makes for some good speed. There are a few sections where there is exposure and a lapse in balance could send you rolling down the hill, it's best to be diligent.
About 80% of the way down, you cross a small bridge followed by a stiff climb for about half a mile. It then flattens out before dropping into some aspens with a good flow and feel.
More details can be found in this local news article.
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Local Club: Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association
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