Well sometimes this is the Wild West out here in Crested Butte. Because of some current land disputes Strand Hill Trail has had to be re-routed. The new entrance to the Trail is by taking the Canal Trail which is a half mile further up Brush Creek Road than the old entrance. You then jump on Strand Hill Bonus Trail to make your way up to the road that leads you to the top of the famous Strand Hill downhill. The trail off of Brush Creek is now a 7.5 mile adventure. I went out to ride this "new" trail the other day for the first time and I am now starting to wonder why I have not been riding it this way from the start. It was great! The climb is now .8 miles longer and on single track instead of jeep road. The extra length in the climb also means that it is not as steep. And on top of it all, it is looking like the Brush Creek area will be hitting its wildflower peak around the first of July this year.
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