Tag: ride report

Ride Report: Baxter Gulch

For the last 30 years, the Baxter Gulch area has been off-limits to public recreation, at least if you wanted to access it from town. Soon, thanks to efforts by the Crested Butte Land Trust, the Town of Crested Butte, the US Forest Service, the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, and many others this historic… Read more »

Ride Report: Evolution Bike Park/ Outerbike Test Trails

Evolution Bike Park has over 30 miles of singletrack in one of the tightest networks in the valley. Not only are many of the trails built specifically for riders, but many options exist with uphill trails, lift-served cross country, and several good options for flow. With Outerbike coming to town tomorrow through Sunday I figured… Read more »

Ride Report: Walrod, Doubletop, 409.5

While this post will be a ride report, it also opens up the debate into e-bikes. My brother-in-law, Brandon, was in town visiting from Dallas this last week and wanted to go mountain biking. Being a BMX rider, he has the technical skills and balance on a bike. Coming from Dallas, he lacks the adjustment… Read more »

Ride Report: The Iconic 401

The iconic 401, a mountain biker’s dream! The scenery on this trail will definitely take your breath away (if the elevation and climb haven’t already done that). Mind-blowing vistas and wildflowers as far as the eye can see are what you should expect from this classic Crested Butte ride.

Ride Report: Matchless+Dr. Park

The day didn’t start as planned. My buddy Shaw met me at my house in CB South at 8am with the initial plan to ride Crystal Peak/400/Block and Tackle/Doubletop/Hunter Creek. I figured this was my best bet to rack up a ton of Trailquest miles. 45 minutes after we left my house Shaw came to… Read more »

Ride Report: Green Lake Trail

Green Lake Trail is one of the closest trails to the town of Crested Butte. Access is directly behind the Big Mine Ice Arena at the end of Belleview Ave. Be prepared for a long and arduous uphill battle. Starting at 8890’ in town, winding switchbacks with a consistent pitch take you up to 10600’… Read more »

Ride Report: The 409s

top of 409.5 descent

One of the funny things about Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley is that there are so many trails that many of them don’t even have proper names. Instead, they get numbers. The most famous of the numbered trails in the Valley are the 401 and the 403 (ride them in succession and we call it “804”)…. Read more »

Ride Report: Cement Creek

view from 409, walrod cutoff intersection

Cement Creek is often one of the first north valley locations to melt out during the summer. Due to its location a few miles south of the main range, it generally receives less snow than other areas even just a little bit north. This past year has been a bit of an exception though. At… Read more »

Ride Report: Lupine Trail

The opening of Lupine marks the start of riding on the north end of the Gunnison Valley. With South/Southwest facing aspects, the full exposure of the sun melts off the snow and makes way for flowers. Spring has been super busy for me this year. The chaos of life sometimes blurs what is important. A… Read more »

Ride Report: Aberdeen Loop

Tom climbing up Bambi's Trail at Hartman Rocks, Gunnison

Going into the summer, I had a few rides on my bucket list. Aberdeen was one of them. In late May, I started to hear the flowers were going off down there so it moved to the top of my list. Aberdeen is much more remote feeling than a lot of the riding at Hartman’s…. Read more »