Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Crested Butte with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked on 11/04/17. No parking where All Trails begins. Have to park at the Brush Creek TH 1 mile prior. So add 2 miles RT. Some snow, rain, fog, and a little sun made for a very pleasant November walk in the woods. Never saw another person! Didn't know there'd be splendid views of Teocali, as it was too foggy in the morning to realize it should be visible from the parking lot. But near the end of the big descent, the weather cleared and the peak showed itself. Magical! Would recommend this hike in the winter, but wouldn't waste a Summer day in CB doing measly little this one. Besides, in the Summer it's probably crowded by bikers.

on Brush Creek

hiking
8 months ago

The hike runs through free range cow fields. The main and only path to walk on is cluttered with cow patties as well as all around, and the smell is horrid. The trail says dog friendly but I'd highly recommend not bringing them! A lot of run off water intercepts the path but it is beyond contaminated with cow shit due to it being everywhere aside from one main run off drain which looked fairly clean. I crossed paths with another owner and dog who had rolled in about just as much cow crap as my dog. All in all I was really not impressed! If you like cow shit and mushroom picking this is your spot!

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked 1.3 miles on trail. Very easy, very comfortable while escorting two friends from Texas unaccustomed to altitude. Encountered a big, icky mud pit. We turned around, opting to keep shoes clean. Pretty waterfall nearby.

Fun hike. Lots of rock climbing

hiking
9 months ago

Gorgeous trail. We went last year and the wildflowers were beautiful. My husband and I hiked it. In case you are a first timer like us- do note there are a lot of bikers on the trail. With it being such a narrow trail, we had to move out of their way which became a little bit of a pain because we also had our dog, but still well worth the beautiful hike.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Amazing wildflowers & single track !

10 months 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.

11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months 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.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Brutally steep first mile, but evens out thereafter. Great views throughout, and nice change between forest and open areas.

hiking
Friday, March 03, 2017

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
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Amazing, one of my all time favorite rides!

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.

cross country skiing
Monday, November 02, 2015

Great skin up and fun skiing from the summit. Views were spectacular.

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.

hiking
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.

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.

mountain biking
Thursday, September 04, 2014

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

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.

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!!!

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