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Deer Creek Mountain Biking Trail

Basics
Location:
North of Crested Butte
Length:
29 mile loop
Difficulty:
Intermediate,
Advanced
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate to Difficult
Time To Allow:
3 to 5 hours
Elevation Change:
1700 feet
Season:
Early Summer to Fall

Description

The Deer Creek Trail is a fun loop ride that offers stunning views of the Elk and West Elk Mountains. Some tough ascents are countered with miles of gliding singletrack through majestic groves of aspens.

Details

Location:
North of Crested Butte
Length:
29 mile loop
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Advanced
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate to Difficult
Time To Allow:
3 to 5 hours
Elevation Change:
1700
Season:
Early Summer to Fall

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
The loop trail runs through the eastern edge of Crested Butte, before heading southeast on Co Hwy 135. It heads up into the mountains at the Crested Butte Country Club.

Trail Notes

From Highway 135, head northeast on Forest Road 738, also called Brush Creek Road. After about seven miles bear left on Trail 568, Deer Creek Trail. At the ghost town of Gothic, turn south on Forest Road 317 and make your way back to Crested Butte.


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