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Snodgrass Mountain Trail

Snodgrass Mountain Trail is 8.8 miles with excellent panorama views of Mt. Crested Butte; you’ll travel through wildflower meadows and fantastic aspen groves, which turn bright yellow in the fall. Trail Details Area Gothic Natural Area Difficulty moderate Distance: 5.8 mi Elevation gain: 1,594 ft Type: Loop Parking fee: Directions Snodgrass Mountain Trail is about 15 minutes north of Crested Butte. Gear For This Hike The climate in Crested Butte is cold and temperate. The rainfall is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. So, bring hiking rain jacket with good hiking boots, and take plenty of water. Marmot’s…

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Copper Lake Trail

The Copper Creek Trail, also called Copper Lake Trail, can be accessed by the Judd Falls Trailhead near Gothic, and it provides access to Copper Lake. Trail Details Area Gothic Natural Area Difficulty moderate Distance: 12 mi Elevation gain: 2,431 ft Type: Out & Back Parking fee: Directions The Copper Creek Trail is about 25 minutes north of Crested Butte, just past the town of Gothic, the trailhead is to the right. Gear For This Hike The climate in Crested Butte is cold and temperate. The rainfall is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. So, bring hiking rain…

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Washington Gulch Trail

The Washington Gulch Trail #403 is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Trail Details Area Gunnison National Forest Difficulty moderate Distance: 7.5 mi Elevation gain: 2,142 ft Type: Out & Back Parking fee: Directions The Washington Gulch Trail is about 35 minutes north of Crested Butte. The trail is located approximately ¼ mile past the Gothic Campground. Gear For This Hike The climate in Crested Butte is cold and temperate. The rainfall is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. So,…

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Brush Creek

The Brush Creek Trail follows the east side of Mt. Crested Butte with nice views of the east river valley, besides magnificent alpine views and the fantastic high alpine wildflowers. Trail Details Area Gunnison National Forest Difficulty easy Distance: 4.8 mi Elevation gain: 374 ft Type: Out & Back Parking fee: Directions Brush Creek is about 15 minutes east of Crested Butte. Gear For This Hike The climate in Crested Butte is cold and temperate. The rainfall is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. So, bring hiking rain jacket with good hiking boots, and take plenty of water….

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Meridian Lake Loop Trail

Meridian Lake, also known as Long Lake, is a popular destination in both summer and fall for its fantastic views, and the amazing color provided by season wildflowers and golden aspen foliage. Trail Details Area Gunnison National Forest Difficulty easy Distance: 2.1 mi Elevation gain: 344 ft Type: Loop Parking fee: Directions Meridian Lake is about 15 minutes north of Crested Butte. Gear For This Hike The climate in Crested Butte is cold and temperate. The rainfall is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. So, bring hiking rain jacket with good hiking boots, and take plenty of water….

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Judd Falls Trail

Close to Crested Butte, the trail to Judd Falls lined with wild flowers, aspen sunflowers, columbines and honey bees. Trail Details Area Gunnison National Forest Difficulty easy Distance: 2.2 mi Elevation gain: 462 ft Type: Out & Back Parking fee: Directions Judd Falls Trail is about 30 minutes nrth of Crested Butte. En route to the trailhead, you can stop in Gothic, a small town home to Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory where a visitor center can buy maps and books. Gear For This Hike The climate in Crested Butte is cold and temperate. The rainfall is significant, with precipitation even…

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Best Hiking Trails in Colorado

1Maxwell Falls Lower Trail Near: Evergreen Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 875 feet Route Type: Loop Features: Forest, river, views, waterfall, wild flowers 2Seven Bridges Trail Near: Colorado Springs Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,033 feet Route Type: Out & Back Features: Forest, river, views, waterfall, wild flowers, wild life, snow 3The Crags Trail Near: Divide Distance: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 820 feet Route Type: Out & Back Features: Forest, river, views, waterfall, wild flowers 4Catamount Falls Trail Near: Woodland Park Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,702 feet Route Type: Out & Back Features: Forest, views, waterfall, wild flowers, wildlife, rocky, snow 5Mount Falcon Castle Trail Near: Morrison…

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