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Level: Expert
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +157/ -546 ft
Total: 17 riders

Mountain Biking Trail 403 / Washington Gulch

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#127 of 1,348 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#876 in the world

Trail 403 is a classic Crested Butte ride, but due to its proximity to the eternally-popular Trail 401 it gets a fraction of the recognition. Trail 403 runs for about 4 miles from Gothic to Washington Gulch Road.

First added by Greg Heil on Oct 17, 2014. Last updated Apr 27, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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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  • Gdb49

    This is my new favorite trail- Imagine The 401 and Doctor Park had a Love Child! Steep, techy, and absolutely stunning views!!! Picture the 401 in better shape, steeper, more techy, more beautiful and a whole lot more fun! The drive and the climb SUCK!

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  • Reet_TripOutside.com

    Short ride but one of the most scenic... like totally ever! Just know you're riding close to 11k high so it's going to feel much harder on the short climbs.
    You can camp right off of Washington Gulch road, ride up the road, take 403 then 401 (this might be a long day though) and finish off with Snodgrass to come back to Washington Gulch road.
    Here is the camping area: https://www.campendium.com/washington-gulch-road
    You can also rent bikes online from two locations in CB: https://www.tripoutside.com/location/crested-butte/

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  • jessemountain

    Super wet/muddy in thick trees. Awesome trail and no one on it

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