Brush Creek

EASY 17 reviews
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Brush Creek is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

river

views

waterfall

hiking
13 days ago

27 days ago

1 month ago

Great trail for wide open vistas and flowers mid July.
It's a two track trail in a beutifull valley.
I would not however describe the mountain stream as a "waterfall."
Do this enjoyable walk when there is a breeze to eliminate the obniqusios biting flies.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

Walking on a road the entire way. Views are nice but little shade on warm days.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely too early for wild flowers. Crossed over a good section of snow and lots of muddy sections. Brought the lower trail near the water on the way back and that made it much nicer. Will do this one again with the 4 year old later in the season and hopefully the flowers will be blooming.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

It was a pretty walk with constant views of the valley below. Pretty wildflowers. Path was muddy but this did not affect rating. Gave 3 stars because the end of the trail was pretty uneventful - no place to stop and enjoy the view and the biting flys didn't seem to mind our bug spray. The app says it is 3 miles but it is 4.25. Easy trail. Took us about 2 hours with kids.

hiking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Nice, easy trail with beautiful wildflowers. There are several meadows full of wildflowers. Over 50 different varieties and millions of flowers. You are literally wading thru the flowers on the trail. Meadows look like Impressionist paintings. There are Columbines, Mariposa lilies, Lupines, penstemon, sunflowers and numerous other varieties.

This trail is very easy and even ppl who are not in good shape can enjoy gorgeous wildflowers with very little effort. The trail winds around Crested Butte Mtn, with pretty valley and East river on the other side. The meandering river is pretty and I spotted some Herons in it. Trail ends at the river and there is a fence across.

Brush creek road has no sign from the main road and is hard to figure out. The sign says Club at Crested Butte Skyland community. Turn there and follow the road. Once you pass the Upper Upper loop TH you get to Brush Creek TH. There is a sign at the TH on the left.

hiking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Nice trail with beautiful wildflowers, although Rustlers Gulch had more impressive flowers. This trail is very easy tho and even ppl who are not in good shape can enjoy gorgeous wildflowers with very little effort. The trail winds around Crested Butte Mtn, with pretty valley and East river on the other side. The meandering river is pretty and I spotted some Herons in it. Trail ends at the river and there is a fence across.

Brush creek road has no sign from the main road and is hard to figure out. The sign says Club at Crested Butte Skyland community. Turn there and follow the road. Once you pass the Upper Upper loop TH you get to Brush Creek TH. There is a sign at the TH on the left.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

This trail was beautiful! There are a ton of wildflowers, a few waterfalls (some bigger than others), and a valley to walk along. The trail is packed dirt and ends at the river. It was a fairly easy trail - just a little bit uphill back to the car. I loved it and couldn't stop taking pictures.

hiking
Monday, June 23, 2014

Considered one of the best wildflower trail in the area, our group decided to give this a try. The trail, which has little elevation gain, meanders between Aspen forest and vast meadows. Although we went early in the season, we were able to spot 14 varieties of wildflowers. My six year old loved the creek crossings, none of which are difficult. The trail is very easy to follow and is easy enough for any skill level. We will be back in the future.