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The Best Hiking in Crested Butte

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Top hiking spots in and near Crested Butte

  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Drive Kebler Pass for Fall Colors

    5.0
    Kebler Pass, or Gunnison County Road (GCR) 12, is an excellent place to see fall colors in Colorado. You won't get nearly as much congestion as on Independence Pass in Aspen, but you get just as many yellow and amber leaves. The road is dirt but passable by any vehicle–although because it's at ov...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Woods Walk

    2.84 mi / 187 ft gain
    Woods Walk is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Lupine, Gunsight Connection and Lower Loop Trail

    12.86 mi / 1453 ft gain
    Lupine, Gunsight Connection and Lower Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Snodgrass, Lupine, and Lower Loop

    21.03 mi / 2041 ft gain
    Snodgrass, Lupine, and Lower Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Baxter Gulch Trail

    10.32 mi / 2539 ft gain
    Baxter Gulch Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Upper Lower to Budd Trail Loop

    2.25 mi / 256 ft gain
    Upper Lower to Budd Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Crested Butte Upper and Lower Loop

    4.49 mi / 266 ft gain
    Crested Butte Upper and Lower Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • 2203-2407 County Road 12, Colorado

    Camp at Kebler Pass

    4.5
    Camping on Kebler Pass begins at around GPS: 38.89575, -107.214655. The pass is only available during the warmer summer months but is quite the treat. We went in August to catch an eclipse and the rolling free hills made it a great place to view from. You pass a reservoir on your way in where man...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Upper Upper Loop Trail

    7.8 mi / 1411 ft gain
    Upper Upper Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Upper Westside to Crested Butte

    10.92 mi / 2730 ft gain
    Upper Westside to Crested Butte is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Hike to Meridian Lake

    4.0
    The trail starts off with a small river crossing. You can find an easier place to cross nearby, or just march right through, if you have waterproof shoes or sandals.The beginning of the trail is the hardest. You will have a steep incline for about a quarter mile, following switchbacks up to the l...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Whetstone Vista Loop

    2.77 mi / 456 ft gain
    Whetstone Vista Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Snodgrass MTB Trail

    6.63 mi / 1060 ft gain
    Snodgrass MTB Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crested Butte, Colorado.
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Trail Run at Snodgrass Mountain

    7 mi / 950 ft gain
    Looking for an easy trail run, close to town, with killer views? Snodgrass Mountain Trail is one of your best bets, with flowy singletrack through aspen groves and views of Mt. Gothic and Mt. Crested Butte. While there are endless beautiful trails to hike and run in the Crested Butte area, this o...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Hike to Blue Lake, Crested Butte, CO

    15 mi / 2115 ft gain
    Overview: Round Trip about 15 miles, about 500 ft ascent at beginning and 1500 ft ascent in the last 1.5 miles, the majority of the hike is flat and through an AMAZING valley.  Getting There: Blue Lake Trailhead is located at Oh Be Joyful campground on Slate River Rd, just across a river, either ...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    Explore the waterfalls of Oh Be Joyful Creek

    If you're not already camping there, park at Oh Be Joyful Campground, about 5 miles up County Road 734 from downtown Crested Butte. There's parking on either side of the river crossing, but you're going to have to get your feet wet anyway, so might as well park in the first parking lot and walk a...
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