Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

trail running
3 days ago

This is my fav, easy and dog friendly trail literally “in town”. It skirts the Slate River and has mildly different terrain from open meadows, forest canopy and aspen groves. Very mild climb connecting the loop back to town w great views of the Butte. Hikers watch out for bikers. Great trail run. Also note it connects to other trails so you can make it a longer trek if you want.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice progressive incline. I believe closer to 9 miles from town. You will experience forest and aspen groves to open meadows with some nice wildflowers in transition. It says no dogs above but they are allowed w leash law. Lake is clear, saw lots of cutthroats. Wish I brought my rod!

trail running
5 days ago

This is an amazing trail. Not much climbing so a nice way to get in 7+ miles and enjoy the views. Through trees, open fields, water and mountain views, this trail has it all

Beautiful and well marked! There was a bit of a walk to the trailhead but totally worth it. We saw some great wild flowers and mountain views near the end, and the forest on the way up was charming and lush. The lake is stunning! Except for a few sections, the climb was nice and gradual, and we made better time than we thought we would.

walking
19 days ago

Fun, leisurely outing. Heavily trafficked with walkers and bikes. Plenty of places to stop and look around. Perfect for a casual stroll.

hiking
25 days ago

Too easy=too many people. Could not go 20 yards without people everywhere. Pretty but was not the escape we were looking for.

Easy 2 hour trail that takes you on a tour of the beautiful Crested Butte valley. Pretty flat, but lots of pretty things to look at.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful place full of wild flowers, open rolling plains and hills surrounded by mountains. It was a sunny day in June with a constant refreshing breeze. We did the strenuous hike to the peak and were a bit let down just because there wasn’t a great view. However, the views are spectacular the whole way down the loop trial. This trail is more about the journey as opposed to a grand finale reward. The path seemed geared towards bikers for the most part but is still easily hiked

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, well maintained, clearly marked. Mostly shaded, plenty open mountain meadows to spot flowers, and what a beautiful lake at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate hike with great views at the top. Park in town near third street and walk from there (approximately 1/2 mile walk to trail head). Cannot park at the trail head because it is private property, all the more reason to grab a beer in town as you walk back to your car. Cutthroat abound in Green Lake, so hike with a fishing pole if you'd like. Very dog friendly with numerous water spots for your dog to cool off along the way.

Closed due to heavy run off. No parking at trail head

This trial is remarkable! I have been up here 4 times over the past decade and each time is better than the last. The trial doesn’t start off a highway, you need a good 4X4 vehicle to head up to the trial head. I highly recommend this trail to anyone seeking secluded Colorado beauty.

off road driving
10 months ago

Road 740, we rode on atvs an motorcycle. beautiful road especially with turning aspen, lots of panoramic views! moderately trafficed, but it was a beautiful saturday! lots if smooth sandy road, some rocky sections that 4wd helped me climb but rare.

10 months ago

You can't park on the road or at the trailhead. 3/4 mile hike from the highway but nowhere to park there either...elitist region...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The perfect combo of hard work in the beginning with the beautiful views on the way down.

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A fairly steep climb up, but well worth it. The downhill has a nice flow with a few technical sections. I highly recommend! The trail system on Strand Hill is very well marked and there are a lot of different trail options to take on the way down.

Monday, October 24, 2016

nice trail and not very difficult. Go past the first lake you see and there is a better lake and view at the top.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Great views, easy trail to mtb on.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's a long drive and u really need a good 4 wheel drive vehicle! We turned back after about an hour of driving....

on Lower Loop Trail

Friday, August 12, 2016

Beautiful views!! Mountains and creek!! Easy hike!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nice easy walk!

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Great!

hiking
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

really pretty. Make sure to see all the lakes

hiking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hiked the Woods Walk and partially the Lower loop trail because locals said great wildflowers. Not so. Was a really boring trail. More of a stroll in the evening than a hike. Started from Kebler pass side at Trappers crossing, went down Woods Walk to Lower loop and back. Won't go back.

trail running
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Favorite Trail!
Running switchbacks feels like a roller coaster, & there's a lake at the top for a cool down :)

mountain biking
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Rather remote and solitary trail. I was one of only two bikers on this trail when I biked it.

It starts with a long steady climb (not technical) until you reach Reno Divide. Then some rewarding singletrack down, but you will pay for the descent. Bear Trail is one long climb on a singletrack. Technical enough to kick my butt (especially when combined with the climb). Climb continues on Deadman Trail for a while, testing me all the way to the top--and then fast and fun switchbacks all the way down. Last obstacle between me and my car was Cement Creek (which I ended up stepping into :))

hiking
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