3 Must-Do Mountain Bike Rides In Crested Butte

Wanting to spend some quality time with your bike this summer? While touted as "the last great ski town", Crested Butte also offers unparalleled singletrack. From incredible mountain scenery to a diverse number of well-maintained trails for all skill levels – there is something for everyone (in large part due to the Crested Butte Mountain Biking Association). The second you roll into town you will know that being on a bike is just part of the Crested Butte vibe.

1. The 401 Trail

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One of the better-known rides in the interior west – and for good reason – 401 delivers expansive views of the valley and unbeatable fast and flowy downhill. Learn More.

2. Lower Loop

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Need something the whole family can enjoy? Head on out to the Lower Loop! The best part - you can ride to the trail directly from downtown. Learn More.

3. Strand Hill

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One part climb, one part downhill – Strand is the perfect intermediate ride. Learn More.

Food, Drink, and Chillin

Looking for a place to grab a bite and cold one after? Don’t miss out on our home-grown craft rum distiller Montanya. Bluebird day? Try the patio at the Brick Oven. Hungry after crushing a bunch of mileage? Super good eats can be found at the Last Steep or The Secret Stash.

High fives and happy riding!

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Published: June 4, 2015

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J.J. Benson


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