Tag: ride report

Ride Report: Agate Creek

one of many creek crossings on agate trail

4th of July 2018 started off like most others in Crested Butte. A bit of traffic, a funky and fresh parade, and then an escape into the backcountry. Shortly before the end of the parade, and before we got doused in the massive waterfight that ensues, my friend Shaw and I loaded our bikes and… Read more »

Ride Report: Hartman Rocks Season Opener 2018

rocky ridge trail hartman rocks mountain biking gunnison colorado

Yes, Hartman Rocks has been open since March 15, but as hard as I’ve tried, it was only yesterday evening that I was able to squeak in a ride. The whole impetus for getting me down there was to shoot some video with Gunnison Trails’ executive director, Tim Kugler. So thank you Tim for giving… Read more »

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 »