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401 Trail via Gothic Road

Average Rating:    (4.49 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 43

One of North America's great trails -- just ask anyone. Or see my review below.
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Latitude
38.85682013474361
Longitude
-107.3583984375
Trail Directions
Ride north from Crested Butte past Mt. Crested Butte on Gothic Rd., a well-graded unpaved road. In about 12 miles, you reach Schofield Pass (elevation 10,707 ft. or 3263m). The 401 trailhead begins on the east side of the road at the pass.
Trail Length
25 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Crested Butte
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Review Date
August 16, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: roxo56 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail Aug.31, 2013 on a very rainy, chilly day and the only reason I write this is to warn you that in such conditions this trail is a muddy handful.
I'd pick a shorter less traveled trail if it's raining next time. Duh...

Recommended Route:
Clockwise as a shuttle from the top.



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Review Date
April 4, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: acn2939 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Much has been written about this trail that there is hardly anything more to add, except that it seems to me that it is little overrated overall, as are some other trails in CB area.
I come to Colorado almost every year, crisscross the Rocky Mountains region and must admit that I like the trails in Summit County, Steamboat Springs area and Monarch Crest much more, including scenery. Try them out and see for yourself.



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Review Date
August 11, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mavric81 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail definately lives up to its reputation. The views are insane and there are very few places in the country where you can get those elevations to mtn bike. The climb is consistant but not too difficult, however, the last section can be a challenge, especially if you're not used to the elevation. But the downhill is smooth and fast and not too technical. This trail alone is definately worth the trip to CB.

Recommended Route:
Take the fire road up to the top of the pass, hop on the singletrack and rip it downhill...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Reno-Bear creek-Deadmans Gulch



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Review Date
September 2, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ReichC ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
If this trail does not blow you away, then what do you think?

Recommended Route:
up the road, up the singletrack, stop, look, rip it down



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Review Date
August 13, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: arnolda14 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I just want to add my name to the very long list of folks who consider this ride to be one of the greatest single tracks in the known universe. This is not a technical, scary or difficult trail by any means. It's not even too much of a lung-buster if you're acclimated to the altitude. But if gorgeous red mountains, wildflowers up to your chin and a 25 mph descent on smooth single track sounds like fun to you, then this is THE trail. If the thin air doesn't take your breath away, the views will. RIDE THIS TRAIL!

Recommended Route:
Clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All of them. CB is a great biking town and one of the places where mountain biking as we know it evolved. While you're there, check out the biking museum.



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