Trail 401

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Trail 401 is a 16.3 mile loop trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

16.3 miles
3389 feet

dog friendly





fly fishing


mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

rock climbing

scenic driving



trail running


cross country skiing

horseback riding






wild flowers


Long climb but not too steep, followed by a long fast descent on singletrack through amazing wildflowers. The trail tops out above treeline for some of the best views on any mountain biking trail. This trail can be ridden from Crested Butte, but most people start just above the town of Gothic. Pedal to the top of Schofield Pass, and see the trailhead on your right. The trail continues to climb for another 2 miles until it tops out just above treeline. Amazing views! Now it is downhill on singletrack through wildflowers all the way back to Gothic.

20 days ago

Trail partially under water at about .3 in from the trail head. Also lots of downed trees in the trail at about 1.4 in.

3 months ago

Great way to see all the ecological zones of the mtn. Lots of bikes, flowers, aspens and a shallow water crossing at the bottom as a reward is a great way to end.

mountain biking
9 months ago

10 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

Amazing! great climbs, long descents, and spectacular views - one of my all time favorite rides!

mountain biking
10 months ago

Amazing, one of my all time favorite rides!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fun hike - not a beginner hike - single track bike trail can get narrow for feet. High Altitude, some climbs. The payoff is views out the whahh zoo -
Also, check the weather. There are many sections that are in the wide open with no shelter. This is great for views and flowers, but not so good if a lightning storm comes over the ridge. Enjoy.

road biking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

mountain biking
Thursday, September 04, 2014

The views are incredible, the scope is grand, the descent is spectacular!

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Not a lot of technical stuff or lung busting climbs makes it ideal for a high speed relaxing ride. Added the Italian canyon loop to make it an 18 mile ride. Only seen about 4 people on the trail so had it all to myself, which was a definite plus!!

mountain biking
Sunday, August 26, 2012

This trail is not very technical, thank God because it would take away from the stellar scenery. Soak it all in on the downhill!!!

Thursday, July 05, 2012