Info on Mountain Biking in Crested Butte
June 9, 2009
"If I am coming to Crested Butte to mountain bike, what do I need to know?"
Crested Butte is an incredible place to ride. Your trail options are only limited to your ability and there are plenty of rides for all abilities. The season tends to start around Memorial Day and goes until the November snows. Early season has a lot of our higher trials closed, but most of the popular ones around town tend to open quickly.
Besides that there is not a lot you have to know. I am always happy to direct people out to appropriate trails for them, as are any of the bike shops in town. We even have free maps with trail descriptions and locations that are easy to follow. However, if you are like me and enjoy researching the best trails before you arrive I recommend the following:
Book- "Mountain Bike Crested Butte, Gunnison & Salida Single Track" by local rider Holly Annala
Map- Latitude 40 maps "Crested Butte Taylor Park"
(Both of which I have here as a frequently used reference source for guests.)
Often times I get guest in who choose to Demo Mountain Bikes either because they are looking into a new bike or would prefer to travel without their bikes. In this case fell free to contact me to find out which shop rents out the kind of bike you are interested in. Because Crested Butte is such a biking town, there are a lot of bikes to choose from.
As far as specific trails go, take a look through this Blog site to see information on the trails I am riding and feel free to write me with any questions. (Click on the "Add a Comment" below to do so.)