Scarp Ridge Trail to 421 Trail Loop is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,630 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

Beautiful time of the season to hit this trail - Aspen are in full gold and the view of Irwin Lake is pristine most of the way up. Parking is off to the side of the gravel road before the trailhead - we saw a couple of non-SUV’s getting around just fine on the way up. We opted to take the seemingly “steeper” route on the way up - veering left when the loop begins instead of right. The dogs loved it, too!

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2 months ago

Very steep for the first half then levels out. Took us 2 hours to get up and 45 mins to get down. AMAZING views especially at the top!! Must do this hike if near CB!! Good workout.

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3 months ago

Great hike with amazing views the entire way, especially when you get to the top of the ridge. It’s important to bring layers of clothing. We experienced sun, rain, snow and wind. Didn’t see any wildlife but there were plenty of birds. We hiked this with kids 9-12. Took us a little under 3 hours. It does have a very steep decent. Kids loved it.

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3 months ago

Our go-to hike with family and friends new to the area. Take the counter-clockwise route if you want a slightly less-steep ascent.

4 months ago

Nice moderate climb with a reward of spectacular views! Wildflowers and 360* views

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