Take the trail to the left, which eventually straightens out and starts it’s final climb to the pass. If driving up to the trailhead, go past all the camping areas and the road forks by a metal shed. The Judd Falls trailhead is just a few tenths of a mile further and there's a parking lot with a very obvious trailhead and a well marked trail. Once on BLM lands, two single-track trails continue northwest until ending at the Gunsight Pass Road. Although the trail for the first 1/5 miles is gentle, it quickly gains elevation with three series of switchbacks.

During peak wildflower season, both the upper and lower 401 are spectacular and filled with all variations of colors and flowers. To travel to Brush Creek Road, turn left onto the Upper Upper Loop Trail.This trail follows an old mining road up above the side of Oh Be Joyful Creek, climbing fairly steeply for a brief time.

You’ll run into a lot of locals out walking their dogs here as it’s so easy to get to. It’s an out and back that runs along the side of a mountain with views of the winding river below and some open pastures at the turn around point. Users can download map areas that will work offline, even without a cell connection. Crested Butte is full of wonderful hikes. *AllTrails’ trailhead here is about.5miles from where you will be dropped off. While in Crested Butte, you will be engulfed by the vibrant colors of thousands of wildflowers from over 50 species that range from sunflowers, to lupine, to paintbrush, and of course, the state flower, the Columbine. The trail to Hasley is not signed so you’ll have to watch carefully for the junction. Along the trail be sure to stop at the memorial bench and take in the view of Crested Butte & Long Lake far below.There’s one short but steep climb left and then you’re at the viewpoint! When you get to the barricade, signs will direct you onto a single track dirt path out to Gothic Road.

At the river, there is public fishing access, north and west of the bridge.Located on the north shore of the Gunnison River, this area is rich with grasses, flowers, cottonwoods and willows and is ideal for birding, fishing and wildlife observation. The Crested Butte/Gunnison Trails app is the official summer and winter trail map of the region. Guides have been known to pack your lunch, sunset dinner, or whatever for you! Boulder Lake can be accessed from this trail at about 4 miles. The trail follows a meandering creek, then enters into a quiet lodgepole forest. Or is anyone doing the hike the opposite direction and would like to drive each other's cars to Buena Vista to meet? There’s also a shuttle service that can take you out and pick you up at this trailhead as long as the road is open. We were a little late for the bloom on these flowers, but the abundant flowers came up to our shoulders practically and it felt as if we were swimming through what was left of the wildflowers! This includes: Hiking times are even more subjective than assessing difficulty. CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. — It was a snowy spring, and that means that some of the most common wildflower hikes might be a little socked in ... especially in Crested Butte, which is … You’ll begin this hike as you do almost every mountain trail in Crested Butte, going up! Plan about 3 hours to the Pass and another 2 to the lake for those in good shape. Summitting Daisy Pass and descending into Pittsburg is popular with locals, but does require two vehicles or the willingness to road walk. #8 of 34 Outdoor Activities in Crested Butte. The trail climbs steeply to Bonfisk Peak. You will descend steeply to the wooded campsite and picnic area on the shores of Morrow Point Reservoir.This is a good choice for families with small children. Turn left and follow the trail west to the Washington Gulch Road. As you stop many, many, many times to catch your breath, you have magnificent views over to Mt. If you hike the entire 11 miles to the Fossil Ridge Trail you will see breathtaking views of Henry Mountain and Fossil Ridge.This trail begins on the Fossil Ridge Trail. The single track trails are marked with numbered posts on each end. For our assessment, we estimated the times based on a leisurely pace of It’s always recommended to check the weather forecast the night before your trip.
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