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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +69/143 ft
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking Illinois Creek Trail System

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#432 of 1,343 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#9,257 in the world

The Illinois Trail System is a tightly-wound conglomeration of singletrack trails located near the Ice Rink in Crested Butte. You can do some very, very short rides here, or connect to trails further away via Illinois.

First added by Greg Heil on Nov 13, 2016. Last updated Apr 21, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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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  • alclark

    trail description has a typo. starts at the ice rink in Breckenridge, not crested butte.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    While this small network of trails is surprisingly accessible and enjoyable, in the grand scheme of things it's not very remarkable except as a beginning to get to other trails. Seems more like a great after work running or dog walking spot than anything else. Wouldn't be great as a beginner mountain biking spot either because the climbs, while short, can be steep, and there's a decent bit of exposure and rockiness. Solid intermediate.

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  • John Fisch

    This is a quick ride right from town, although you will spend some time route finding if you've never done it before. Neither my Trails Illustrated map, my "Mountain Bike Summit County & Vail Singletrack" guidebook, nor the map available online from the Town of Breckenridge fully described the area accurately. Between the three and with some poking around I was able to figure it all out. However, you need not worry about getting too lost as you're always near Highway 9, town, or some residential development. The trail itself provides a great variety of climbs, descents, buff, rooty, and rocky tread all while leading you through beautiful alpine forest with stunning views at each clearing.

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