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Level: Expert
Length: 25 mi (40.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +368/365 ft
Total: 78 riders

Mountain Biking Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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#53 of 1,343 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#465 in the world

Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort "has over 25 miles of
downhill and cross country mountain bike trails, a skills zone, dual slalom
course, and numerous natural and man-made obstacles." A number of the trails
on the mountain are multi-use trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding
and are of a more cross-country disposition.

6 of the trails, however, are dedicated and designed solely for downhill mountain
biking! They range in difficulty from beginner all the way up to expert (green
circle to double black diamond). The bike park here at Mount Crested Butte is
relatively new, with these downhill-specific trails having only been constructed
since 2008. Consequently, new trails are seemingly always under construction
at Mount Crested Butte, so expect this paragraph to go out of date (in a good
way) quickly!

Be sure to read the individual trail descriptions for even more information!

First added by Greg Heil on Aug 11, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: yes
  • 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
From the town of Crested Butte, drive north up the mountain on Hwy. 135 for
about 2 miles. Once in the town of Mount Crested Butte, just follow signs for
Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Park in one of the day parking areas.
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Rider questions

Q: Are dirtbikes allowed on the trails
A: No, not at the ski resort. But many (but not all) of the backcountry trails around Crested Butte allow motos.

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  • Amanda Lane
    Reviewing Luge:

    This is my favorite trail at Evolution. Steep and fast with beautiful berms.

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  • triton189

    It has a nice mix of green to black trails on the system. Problem is that it is fairly pricey, 48 bucks for an all day ticket. Really just an option if you are tired of climbing and riding the hundreds of miles of epic trails in Crested Butte. They do offer an 8 dollar after 4pm ticket on Wednesday which is a good value.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Frequency:

    Frequency is less than a mile long and drops about 400 feet. I'm not sure why they couldn't commit to building downhill trails from the top to the bottom of this park. It's an intermediate flow trail with some reasonable berms and opportunities for a little air. But it didn't flow well for me and I thought it lacked flair.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Avery:

    Avery is the best downhill trail in Evolution Bike Park. It's one mile long and descends nearly 600 feet. It features some excellent hand made rock garden action some berms and some big jumps. It's rated advanced but you need to be an expert jumper to actually work the jumps. There is no good jumping in this bike park unless you're an expert.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Luge:

    This trail features some big berms and a rather bumpy surface but it is still fast and flowing. It was getting some overdue maintenance when I was there. It is a mile long and descends 500 feet. Both Frequency and Five Away join onto it. From the bottom of Luge to the bottom of the chair is a bit of a bottle neck with Hotdogger, Timeline and Timetable also joining the fray. That's one of the problems with the downhill trails in Evolution Bike Park - you end up riding some trails over and over.

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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Timeline:

    Timeline is just 0.6 miles long and descents 400 feet. After that you join Timetable for another 0.4 miles and 200 feet of descent. They are both rated adanced (black diamond) but you need expert jumping skills to actually work the jumps. They are quite scuffed and need some love and care.

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  • Jim Cummings

    I didn't warm to Evolution Bike Park. It's a pretty average bike park of its type and it's expensive. Two far better lift assisted bike parks are Deer Valley at Park City and Big Sky Resort in Montana.

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  • Richard Hespen
    Reviewing Sharpshooter:

    This is a short trail that is an intermediate line off of Down Time, that provides a more exciting finish. It has some features, including some table tops. This is just another part of an amazing park.

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  • Richard Hespen
    Reviewing Luge:

    Intermediate trail at Evolution. This is a flowy trail with nice berms where you can maintain serious speed. Lots of fun!

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  • Richard Hespen

    Are you kidding me? Is there anything more fun than this? I was in town to ride some trails and the condo we rented was right by the lift. After staring at that for a few days, we finally had to buy tickets. Holy fun! I'm now addicted to park riding!

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