Baxter Gulch to Green Lake

Ride Details

Difficulty: Difficult
Status: Buried in Snow
Distance: 14 mi.
Avg. Time: 3-5 hrs.
Climb:2900 ft
Trail Type: Singletrack
Descend:2898 ft
Ride Area:


This loop route is an instant classic for several reasons! The first being its proximity to downtown Crested Butte, allowing for some great refreshments after your ride. The second being the new Baxter Gulch Trail, which creates a perfect and very scenic climb trail to the flanks of Mt Whetstone. Your climb will continue briefly as you traverse right underneath Mt Whetstone on Carbon Creek. Although chunky it eventually becomes a great and rowdy downhill trail. Then finally after a quick break at Green Lake, you get to enjoy one of Crested Butte’s best pure downhill trails. Over four miles of steep, rooty, flow on perfect packed dirt!

Pro tip: Start your ride in the town of CB and not at the Baxter Gulch trailhead. This way you can finish at the bar and not with a climb.


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