Crested Butte Mountain Biking: Upper Loop / Tony’s Trail / Whetstone Vista

Information & Conditions: Upper Loop / Tony’s Trail / Whetstone Vista

Updated 5/23/16

Status: Good to Go!

Current Conditions: May 23 - Oh yeah - the whole network is riding great! Add Happy Hour into the Mix at the starting end of the Upper Loop.

Detailed Description:

There are many ways to ride these trails, either as connectors to Brush Creek rides, or as high quality rides in themselves. They are all good in either direction. Tony's is a smooth intermediate trail, Upper Loop is intermediate with a 1/4 mile long technical expert section, Upper Upper is advanced intermediate up to Whetstone and expert & technical above that trail, Whestone Vista is advanced intermediate, more bumpy than technical.

To get to Tony's, ride east out Elk Ave to it's end,and continue out the dirt road. the signed trail is on the left and is great up or down. Turn right at the top to get to Upper Upper, whetstone Vista, or Skyland. These trails end on Brush Creek Road and left would lead to more good riding on Deer Creek, Strand, or Farris. Turn left to head up to the mountain, Snodgrass or Lupine after riding the Upper Loop uphill.

Another option is to climb the bike path up to Mt. Crested Butte, and ride the Upper Loop in the downhill direction, with the Upper Upper Loop and Whetstone Vista as options to extend the ride.Ride east out of town on Elk Avenue and left on the gravel path just before a cattleguard to connect to the Rec Path up to the town of Mt. Crested Butte. Turn right on Hunter Hill Road in 3 miles, go a short distance and turn right again on Hunter Hill Road. Ride down, then up to the lefthand switchback, where there’s a parking area and a trail sign.

Trail descriptions and updates courtesy of The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, Holly's Ride Guides, and The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. Trail Reporting Software and maps ©2000-2018 Thin Air Web. All rights reserved.

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