Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 14 riders

Mountain Biking Canal Trail

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#367 of 1,343 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#6,673 in the world

Canal is a very smooth, rolling singletrack trail that floats and weaves through one
of the classic Crested Butte Meadows. After the balls-out descent down Strand Hill,
this is a nice, relaxing finish.

Beautiful trail!

First added by Greg Heil on Aug 12, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
To get to the Strand Hill parking area: "Take highway 135 for 2 miles south out
of town and turn onto Brush Creek Road on the left. Park in one of the parking
spots (psuedo-trailheads) and ride your bike down the dirt road until you get to
a jeep road on the right. You have to follow that up several climbs and go pretty
far until you actually get to Strand Hill Trail. It's pretty hard to find if you're not
a local."

The Canal Trail begins a little further up the road than the Strand Hill/Farris
Creek Road
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Dusty (on Jun 26, 2018)
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  • triton189

    Terrific downhill trail thru wildflower meadows with awesome views of the mountains. Not technical but fast and fun. Small stream crossing right at the end by Brush creek road.

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