XC Biking on Mount Crested Butte
August 26, 2010
During the summers Mount Crested Butte opens up its chair lifts for summit hikers and Downhill Mountain Bikers. Each year they continue to add downhill riding trail to their repertoire. Quite a few of these trails offer wooden built banking ramps and jumps. Because of all the XC Biking trials around this area, this was the first time I had made it to the Mountain to try their XC trails. By linking them together and riding from town I was able to enjoy a 15 ½ mile ride with a 1,500 ft elevation change. After riding the rec trail up to the mountain I combined the Columbine, Horse Shoe and West Side Trails to explore the resort. Just to get the most out of my ride home I took Upper Loop to Tony’s Trail back into town. This is a great way to get some great views and see what the slopes look like without the snow.