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Upper Loop

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Nice dirt single track. Rolls along base of mountion through Pines and aspens. Get's kinda rocky towards the end. Lot's of wildlife to be seen. Follow signs down to Brush Creek road and ride back to town or as most do, turn around and ride back.
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Trail Directions
Up Gothic Road. Turn on Hunter Hill. A mile to Trailhead.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Trail Type
Crested Butte

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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 21, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Vaughn ,  Weekend Warrior

Not a bad trail. Can be reached by singletrack right from CB on Tony's trail. Nice workout. A few sections have had recent re-routing to improve climbability, and get rid of the old fall line erosion paths. I just rode this with my dogs as an out and back from Mount Crested Butte over to Upper upper, then down to Brush Creek Road, back toward town a 1/2 mile, then back up on Upper to Mount Crested Butte. I can't remember the name of the paved road at it's northern terminus. The Brush Creek side is getting chewed up by some housing development, but the route is still there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nice combo with Strand or Farris

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Review Date
September 20, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Pedro Velo , from Golden, CO / Panama City, FL

This trail is advanced-beginner/intermediate... It's not very technical, but if you're an absolute beginner the steep downhills over rocks and roots will rattle your cage a bit...
This is a good warm-up trail for your first day in CB before you tackle trails like 401 or 403. It's rather short and can be ridden in a morning or afternoon with no problem. Extend the ride by taking Upper-Upper Loop when Upper Loop ends. There's a pretty technical climb to through the Apens on some jagged and loose rocks. Near the top you'll encounter the baby-head boulder area that I've never been able to ride. Beyond that there's a sweet descent that's safely crashable. Be sure to lookout for locals starting the trail from the other end, as it's a great training climb going the other way.

Recommended Route:
Ride from Crsted Butte to Mt. Crested Butte and turn right on about the second or third right turn once you get in the resort area. (Don't remember the street name.) Follow this road until you climb up a bit and you'll see the trail head on the right in a switch-back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
401, 403, Snodgrass, Teocali Ridge, The Dyke Trail

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