Green Lake Trail - TRAIL

Green Lake Trail - Trail, Crested Butte, Colorado

tons and tons of climbing, then tons and tons of downhill. 7.5 up, then turn around and do 7.5 down

User Reviews (4)

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jonny boy   Cross Country Rider [Jul 01, 2009]

Great trail. Maybe it doesn't compare with all the classic CB rides, but it was fun coming down.
Stiff climbing. The sign read "4.5 miles, 1600 elevation gain." Trails starts climbing immediately, then levels, til it hits the old road. This is the steepest stretch but not too long, just run the granny gear.
Some of the toughest climbing comes about 1 mile short of the lake, in the lodgpole forest. Rooty, downed trees, rocks, and steep is a difficult combination, and I was pushing a bit.

Customer Service

Ride from town. We were staying in Mt CB, so I took Upper Loop > Tony's Trail, dropped into town, then picked up the Green Lake Trail behind the skate park.
Out and back from the skate park TH is probably shorter than 7.5 miles x 2, I would guess more like 6 miles x 2.

Similar Products Used: Trail 401
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ColoMtnBiker   Cross Country Rider [Sep 14, 2006]

Good trail. Some intense climbing to get to the lake and then a blast coming down. Forested most of the way and some good curves. Good warmup ride or quick ride if you don't have much time.

Customer Service

Start from the Nordic center on the south part of town.

Similar Products Used: In Crested Butte??? All of them!
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ReichC   Cross Country Rider [Sep 03, 2006]

This trail is awesome. 4.5 mile climb out of town (start @ nordic center) w/ 1800 foot elevation gain. Climb/push a long ways until you finally hit Green Lake. Must dip foot into lake for this one to count. Turn around, drop seat, open up your shocks, and let 'er rip.

Customer Service

Only one way to go, from nordic center

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zach brin   [Oct 14, 2000]

This trail is awsome. It's by far my favorite trail. Hope you like to climb!! loooong tight uphill through the trees, lots of switchbacks and roots. when you get to the top, you turn around and go back down. It's the most fun you can possibly have. there is one section of fire road that is about half a mile long. it's at about a 35 degree angle the hole way. you can get up to around 50!! you fly down the entire trail. it would be worth climbing mt. everest just for this 7.5 mile down-hill!

Customer Service

read above

Similar Products Used: upper loop, snodgrass
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