Teocalli Ridge Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,149' 655 m
Descent: -2,146' -654 m
High: 11,247' 3,428 m
Low: 9,135' 2,784 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A tough climb, great views, and a fun, long downhill”— Adam Kagy
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
Start riding back west on the road and take West Brush Creek Road (738.2A). Once on West Brush Creek Road the climb starts to get steeper and climbs up and around the hillside. In approx 1/2 mile you'll come to another intersection, take a right here at the sign directing you toward The Teocalli Mountain Trail. Soak up the views in the next couple miles along the West Brush Creek drainage.
When the road ends you'll take a right to get on Teocalli Mountain Trail. This is where the climb gets tough. If you have legs of steel and the lungs everything will be rideable. When you get near the top of the ridge you'll take a right onto Teocalli Ridge Trail. After a short downhill you'll be in for some more climbing.
After awhile you'll come to a nice view point and stopping area, with great views of Teocalli Mountain, Castle Peak, Pearl Pass, and the Middle Brush Creek drainage on your left. This is a good place for lunch.
The trail continues along Teocalli Ridge and then begins a gradual downhill at first with fun roots/rocks. Eventually, the trail comes to several switchbacks reminiscent of the Deadman Gulch switchbacks. Be careful here as some of the switchbacks and the trail itself comes very close to the steep mountainside. A fall here is definitely not recommended. Since the new re-route/downhill changes by the forest service, the downhill is much more sustainable. Many of the very steep/technical spots have been taken out which makes this more of an intermediate trail now.
Eventually, the trail opens up into a fast flowy meadow and dumps you back out onto Brush Creek Road/Pearl Pass. Take a right here and follow the road back to the standard parking area.
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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