Best trails in Crested Butte

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Looking for a great trail near Crested Butte, Colorado? AllTrails has 55 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Paonia State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Gothic Natural Area or Needle Rock Study Area. Ready for some activity? There are 31 moderate trails in Crested Butte ranging from 2.1 to 46.2 km and from 2,672 to 3,815 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Crested Butte
Top trails (55)
#1 - Judd Falls Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 3.5 km • Est. 1 h 12 m
Note: As of June 2019, the road is CLOSED about half a mile from trailhead. An avalanche took out the trailhead area. You can still find your way though. Follow the road to the restrooms and trail maShow more
#2 - The Copper Creek Trail to Copper Lake
Gothic Natural Area
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Length: 19.3 km • Est. 6 h 28 m
This hike starts at the Judd Falls trailhead at Gothic Rd. It is a pretty forest hike that opens up in spots along Copper Creek to Copper Lake. The elevation gains are mild until the last few hundred Show more
#3 - Rustler's Gulch
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 14.5 km • Est. 4 h 50 m
Rustler's Gulch is a 14.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature triShow more
#4 - Crested Butte to Aspen via West Maroon Pass
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness
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Length: 16.1 km • Est. 5 h 33 m
Note: As of July 2019, road to trailhead is completely blocked by an avalanche. You can park 2 miles from the trailhead and walk over the snow pack. The road in Crested Butte is still covered in snow Show more
#5 - Washington Gulch Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 12.1 km • Est. 4 h 28 m
This is a high elevation trail with instant views of the peaks of the Ragged Wilderness. The trail ascends easily, passing by two marvelous viewpoints before arriving at the overlook vista of the GothShow more
#6 - West Maroon Bells Pass
Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness
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Length: 12.6 km • Est. 4 h 36 m
This version of the hike up to West Maroon Bells Pass is for those starting and finishing on the Crested Butte side of the pass. A 12-mile drive from Crested Butte Mountain Resort on CR 317 through GoShow more
#7 - Oh-Be-Joyful Trail
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 18.0 km • Est. 5 h 38 m
Trail begins at the Ob-Be-Joyful Trailhead and campground. There are several downed trees from avalanches that you will navigate around but pick up the trail easily. Once you reach the intersection oShow more
#8 - Brush Creek
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 7.7 km • Est. 2 h 11 m
Brush Creek is a 7.7 kilometer moderately 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 forShow more
#9 - Trail 401
Gothic Natural Area
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Length: 24.8 km • Est. 8 h 21 m
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. TShow more
#10 - Scarp Ridge Trail to 421 Trail Loop
Gunnison National Forest
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Length: 7.9 km • Est. 3 h 5 m
Note: Users report that an AWD or high clearance vehicle is preferred.Show more
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