Crested Butte is known to have some of the best mountain biking areas in the country. In fact, a great number of people believe that true mountain biking began here. The more you ride your bikes on the roads and trails of this place, the more you will realized why mountain biking started here.
Many of the mountain biking trails are long and definitely epic. Even the shorter rides have access to the best mountain scenery. The mountains are indeed full of beauty, and one of the best ways to see and enjoy such beauty is through biking in the summer months. For those who are experienced in mountain biking, 30 to 50 miles a day is possible. But for the novice or beginners, half of that is already a great challenge. But still, if you would like to have an outdoor adventure, you can actually cover more ground in biking compared to any other kind of outdoor transportation in the mountains.
Majority of the trails in the area have slowly been transformed to bike trails, by the number of the people who have ride on the roads and have maintained them. The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association or CBMBA is an active local organization that is affiliate with the IMBA or International Mountain Bike Association. It has been involved in the trail maintenance as well, including the trail protection, access, and land holder trust. When passing through the trails, you can see small trail signs, which are compliments of the CBMBA.
Tips and Advice on Riding
- Ride carefully.
- Don’t abuse the trails.
- Carry over wet areas.
- Stay on the main trail and stay away from boggy areas.
- Carry enough equipment needed during a session of mountain biking.
The Classic Trails at Crested Butte
- The scenic and simple “Lower Loop”
- The fast and furious “Strand Hill”
- The Exciting “401” Trail
- The Teocalli Ridge
Once you’re done with the classics, it is best to try the more challenging ones like the Deadman’s trail, Dyke trail, 402 and 400.
So, for the best Colorado mountain biking experience as well as single track riding, head to Crested Butte. It offers mountain biking like nowhere else, with the great and lush high alpine trails, offering everything from the technical descents, long, fast or smooth singletrack, and more. The high elevation of up to 9,000 feet gives stunning sceneries for the bikers. This cannot be compared to other places for mountain biking in Colorado and other places around the world.
Aside from the mountain biking scene, Crested Butte is also home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Museum, where you can see the local Crested Butte biking legends, the sports history and genesis, and more. Visit Crested Butte as soon as you can, and don’t forget to bring your gear. Or perhaps rent the best bikes at a number of service providers in the area.
For more information about Crested Butte or the Crested Butte Real Estate Market contact:
Chris Kopf, Previews® Property Specialist
Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty
Phone: (970) 209-5405
305 Sixth Street, PO Box 100 Crested Butte, CO, 81224