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Crown Tour

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 4.7 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun loop linking Next Jen, Vasten Trail, and The Up 'n' over.


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Map Key

20.9

Miles

33.6

KM

75%

Singletrack

8,725' 2,659 m

High

6,823' 2,080 m

Low

2,619' 798 m

Up

2,617' 798 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This loop has amazing views of the Up Valley area all the way to Aspen. A couple of fun sections, including the Vasten Trail downhill, bring this loop to a full, fun, well-rounded circle.

Need to Know

Restrooms at the base of the Prince Creek Trail, and at the Hooks Spur Parking lot.

Description

Start at the top of Christmas Tree and follow South Porcupine to Skill Saw (Lower Creek Side), then take the road to Next Jen and Dinkle Link, arriving at the scenic top of the Crown.

Follow BLM Road 8320 until the top of Vasten Trail, passing a couple spots with amazing views of Mount Sopris and Up Valley.

Follow Vasten Trail until Buckhorn Traverse, and take Buckhorn Traverse around to the top of Outie. Outie will drop you at the end of North Porcupine, and you'll soon be back at the start point at the top of Christmas Tree.

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Juliana Pittz

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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Get here early and you'll be blown away at beauty that is wild flowers!
May 13, 2014 near El Jebel, CO
Views of Mt Sopris sure do not suck up here.
May 12, 2016 near Carbondale, CO
Nice singletrack, worth the climb!
Jul 7, 2021 near El Jebel, CO
Start of trailhead from Buckhorn Traverse.
Aug 1, 2019 near El Jebel, CO
Ride over cattle guard at fence line near parking area on Dinkle Link.  View of Mount Sopris and Hay Park area beyond.
Aug 24, 2018 near El Jebel, CO
One of the main decorations that you'll find along Christmas Tree.
Apr 23, 2014 near Carbondale, CO

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