Slate River Road is a well-used corridor for backcountry skiing access, and sees regular use via snowshoers, skiers, snowmobiles, dogs, walkers, etc. The trailhead is almost 3 miles up the road. It’s a fun out and back into some beautiful country with a gentle upward grade to Pittsburg, then turns up towards Paradise. It’s 4 miles to Pittsburg, so 8 miles round trip. Riding past Pittsburg is not recommended as the grade gets pretty steep and the exposure to avalanche terrain increases.
Use the TrailForks winter layer for a complete map of Crested Buttes fat bike trails.
This route enters avalanche terrain so please take the necessary equipment and precautions!
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