Baxter Gulch

Ride Details

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 5.7 mi
Avg. Time: 2 hrs
Climb:2,017 ft
Trail Type: Singletrack
Descend:366 ft
Ride Area: ,


Baxter Gulch has a seasonal closure. Each year, the trail is open starting May 1, snow pending, and it is closed to the public on Oct. 31.

An awesome ride right from the town of Crested Butte. Baxter has it all…steep climbs, gulch crossings, technical terrain, and sustainable alignment that provides magical access to some high country just outside of town. Ridden great on its own as an out and back or, for experts, loop it up with Carbon Creek Trail #436 to the Green Lake Trail for an amazing singletrack loop!


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Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven is a full service bike shop in the heart of historic downtown Crested Butte. Our service area is equipped to handle any repair you throw at us, and we strive to have a good selection of parts in stock for on-the-spot repairs. We’re here to get you out on the trails, whether it be purchasing a brand new bike, buying one of our demo bikes, or renting one of our brand new rental bikes. We can provide you with trail information and give you all the beta for your next epic adventure! We also rent townies, fat bikes (winter only), and kids bike trailers and bikes.


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