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Green Lake Trail

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

tons and tons of climbing, then tons and tons of downhill. 7.5 up, then turn around and do 7.5 down
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Latitude
38.87018
Longitude
-106.98578
Trail Directions
easy ride from the city (not up on Mt. crested butte) just go to the skate park and you'll see a black dirt jeep rode. take that then turn right onto the road that intersects with it. take that for about a mile or so. then the trail is off to the left.
Trail Length
15
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Crested Butte
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 1, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jonny boy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail. Maybe it doesn't compare with all the classic CB rides, but it was fun coming down.
Stiff climbing. The sign read "4.5 miles, 1600 elevation gain." Trails starts climbing immediately, then levels, til it hits the old road. This is the steepest stretch but not too long, just run the granny gear.
Some of the toughest climbing comes about 1 mile short of the lake, in the lodgpole forest. Rooty, downed trees, rocks, and steep is a difficult combination, and I was pushing a bit.

Recommended Route:
Ride from town. We were staying in Mt CB, so I took Upper Loop > Tony's Trail, dropped into town, then picked up the Green Lake Trail behind the skate park.
Out and back from the skate park TH is probably shorter than 7.5 miles x 2, I would guess more like 6 miles x 2.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trail 401
Mt CB trails
Deer Creek



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Review Date
September 14, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ColoMtnBiker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Good trail. Some intense climbing to get to the lake and then a blast coming down. Forested most of the way and some good curves. Good warmup ride or quick ride if you don't have much time.

Recommended Route:
Start from the Nordic center on the south part of town.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
In Crested Butte??? All of them!



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Review Date
September 3, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ReichC ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is awesome. 4.5 mile climb out of town (start @ nordic center) w/ 1800 foot elevation gain. Climb/push a long ways until you finally hit Green Lake. Must dip foot into lake for this one to count. Turn around, drop seat, open up your shocks, and let 'er rip.

Recommended Route:
Only one way to go, from nordic center



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Review Date
October 14, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: zach brin , from bandera, tx,us

Summary:
This trail is awsome. It's by far my favorite trail. Hope you like to climb!! loooong tight uphill through the trees, lots of switchbacks and roots. when you get to the top, you turn around and go back down. It's the most fun you can possibly have. there is one section of fire road that is about half a mile long. it's at about a 35 degree angle the hole way. you can get up to around 50!! you fly down the entire trail. it would be worth climbing mt. everest just for this 7.5 mile down-hill!

Recommended Route:
read above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
upper loop, snodgrass



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