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Canal Trail

Intermediate
 3.4 (9)

A good bi-directional trail to access Strand Bonus.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

Singletrack

9,262' 2,823 m

High

8,962' 2,732 m

Low

103' 32 m

Up

404' 123 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Whether coming back down from Strand Hill or climbing up toward Strand Bonus, this trail doesn't disappoint. The trail gently rolls through a treeless meadow on the side of Strand Hill, slowly gaining elevation. The views of Teocalli and the east river valley are fantastic.

3.5 miles out Brush Creek Road from its intersection with Hwy 135, Farris Creek Road climbs up a hill to the right. (Farris Creek Road is 1/2 mile past the Slate River crossing and large barn by the road.) Continue On Brush Creek Road 1/2 mile just past a cattleguard to a singletrack on the right. Ride through the meadow, across the canal and start up the Canal Trail, which is signed at the top of the hill after the canal crossing.

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Adam Kagy

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 9 votes

#40

in Crested Butte

#16478

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  3.4 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#40

in Crested Butte

#1,425

in Colorado

#16,478

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Photos

Wildflowers...are you kidding me!
Sep 22, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Follow the leader, with Teocalli looming in the distance on the Canal Trail.
Jul 26, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Yep, there's a rider in this picture...
Sep 25, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Coming down Strand Bonus with Whetstone Mountain in the background.
Jul 23, 2016 near Crested…, CO
Fast and flowy through the open sections!
Aug 18, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Bottom of Strand Hill looking towards Gothic.
Jul 18, 2020 near Crested…, CO

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Sep 20, 2020
Private User
Aug 12, 2020
Rich G
Jul 17, 2019
Matt Chan
Jul 9, 2019
Ed Pfromer
Some mud but not too bad. Reroute at bottom is perfect. 11.3mi
Jul 6, 2019
Lindsey Palmer
Sep 22, 2018
Stephanie Striefel
Rode from 738 to Farris Creek; couple fences, great views, very rideable 1.9mi
Aug 27, 2018
Joëlle Didone
Aug 27, 2018
Jonathan Coupal

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