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Upper Upper Loop

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A steep technical uphill and a fast steep descent.


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Map Key

2.6

Miles

4.1

KM

Singletrack

9,441' 2,877 m

High

9,033' 2,753 m

Low

390' 119 m

Up

475' 145 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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If you're starting from town, ride east up Tony's trail until the "T" crossing. Head right on the continuation of upper loop until you get to another "T" crossing in the trail. Left will take you toward upper upper and Whetstone Vista.

The first mile of Upper Upper has been re-routed in 2014 with a bit of additional climbing, but a slightly easier climb than the old Upper Upper which makes it friendlier for intermediate/beginner riders. After the new Upper Upper re-route joins back with the original Upper Upper, Whetstone Vista trail branches off to your right in a quarter mile. This trail is a bumpy downhill that joins up with Brush Creek Road. Take Whetstone vista out to brush creek if you'd like to save your legs when riding Strand/Deer Creek/Farris or any of the rides out along Brush Creek. Continuing along Upper Upper, the uphill progressively becomes steeper and much rockier before a fast descent back down to Brush Creek.

Many people prefer to ride Upper Upper in the opposite direction from Brush Creek. The uphill in this direction is equally as stiff, but not as technical, therefore most of the technical sections come when riding downhill back towards Whetstone Vista and upper loop. If you're riding Strand/Farris/402 I recommend riding Whetstone Vista out to Brush Creek and Upper Upper the opposite direction starting from Brush Creek.

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  3.5 from 21 votes

#24

in Crested Butte

#6968

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#24

in Crested Butte

#671

in Colorado

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Just enough tech to keep you on your toes.
Oct 12, 2016 near Crested…, CO
EMGT includes some of Crested Butte's finest  singletrack
Jun 10, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Loamy dirt, aspens, and singletrack - all you need on a bike ride.
Oct 12, 2016 near Crested…, CO
Sweet riding through the Aspens!
Oct 24, 2013 near Crested…, CO
This trail is worth doing in either direction to experience this.
Aug 4, 2015 near Crested…, CO

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