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Level: Beginner
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 18 riders

Mountain Biking Upper Lower Loop

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#346 of 1,362 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#3,321 in the world

This is another very easy trail that can be combined with the Lower Loop for a
decent length ride, but it is at least a little bit more challenging than the Lower
Loop. Since it is further up the side of the mountains, there is a little more
climbing along with more rocks and roots. However, there's more speed and
flow and overall fun available as well! Again, the views are hard to beat: this
valley is gorgeous!

First added by Greg Heil on Aug 9, 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
Head North out of town on 135 and in less than a mile take a left onto Slate River
Road. Drive for roughly 5 miles to Gunsight Pass road and take a left. Drive a little
ways, park, and ride from there. The Upper Lower Loop begins on Gunsight Pass
Road up the hill a little ways from the Lower Loop. You can also access the other
end of the Upper Lower Loop from the Lower Loop.
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Open (on Aug 9, 2011)
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  • Richard Hespen

    This is a nice, easy, in town trail that is suitable for beginners. Gotta love the Butte!

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  • triton189

    There is a decent climb at the end of lower loop to get to upper. Once at the top you are treated with the usual magnificent scenery typical of crested butte. You then have about two mile of fun flows single-track that dumps you out at lower loop again. Great fun!

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  • nstarsfan

    This is more fun and more flowy than Lower Loop. But expect a little more technical challenge too. Getting to it from the end of Lower Loop is tricky. Beautiful view of Oh Be Joyful Creek though.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Great trail! A little tougher than the Lower Loop, but still definitely built for beginners.

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