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Level: Intermediate
Length: 14 mi (22.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +816/ -753 ft
Total: 474 riders

Mountain Biking Trail 401

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#18 of 1,368 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#89 in the world

This is the BEST trail in Colorado! Start the long climb up on Gothic Rd for ~4.5 miles towards Schofield Pass. Turn right onto trail 401 to climb a little bit more on singletrack. At the top there are spectacular views, to the east you can see the Maroon Bells. From here, the scenery can't be beat... start the narrow singletrack downhill through fields of wildflowers and aspen groves. There are about two more steady climbs after the long downhill back to your car, take your time and enjoy the views!

First added by alvin.santoy on Aug 8, 2004. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Crested Butte, drive north past Mt. Crested Butte on Gothic Road. Continue ~7.5 miles then park at the parking lot for Judd Falls.
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Rider questions

Q: Is this a rocky / technical trail?
A: Generally not, but you should have advanced skills...

Q: best time to ride
A: In spring when the wild flowers are in bloom or in the fall when the aspens are golden.