Snodgrass - TRAIL

Snodgrass - Trail, Crested Butte, Colorado

Short climb at the beginning, then smooth single track through Aspens. It's a short ride, you can do the loop easily under two hours.

User Reviews (4)

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roxo56   Weekend Warrior [Aug 16, 2013]

Great ride to start on since it is short and not too tech. Good "get acclimated" ride ! It is accessed from Gothic road about 1.5 miles north of the ski area base and the nearby horse stables. Go thru (over) the stepped gate and start an 800 foot climb (about 1.25 miles) then the fun starts. Dumps out on washington gulch road which you can ride down into town and catch the free bus shuttle ride back uphill if you're lazy like me.

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4
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4
ColoMtnBiker   Cross Country Rider [Aug 28, 2007]

Oh, the joys of winding through the aspen trees! This trail is short, technically and aerobically easy, and a lot of fun to ride. If open, ride this trail as a warm-up, cool-down, or just for fun!

Customer Service

To avoid the climb up the fire road, ride this trail out and back from Washington Gulch. The trailhead is about 3.5 miles from the intersection of Washington Gulch and Gothic Road.

Similar Products Used: In Crested Butte? All. But do the Upper and Upper Upper if you want a great short ride and 401 if you want a great longer ride.
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5
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2
Bill   Cross Country Rider [May 03, 2007]

Great trail! Rode this trail several times during the FTBW in June 2006. We were staying in Mt. Creted Butte, so the ride to the trail was not that bad. At the trail head you're able to look down on Mt. Crested Butte and the valley below. Once you hit the trail it was buffed smooth single track that we were able to fly down. Not much climbing once you are on the trail. It drops you out on the other side of the mountain on a road. That's fine because you rip it down that too. Stay on road all the way down to CB, get some lunch and then catch the free suttle back up.

Similar Products Used: 401
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4
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3
Vaughn   Weekend Warrior [Sep 21, 2004]

Very nice trail. Signs say it is mostly on private property so be on good behavior. The trail starts off as a steep fireroad climb, crosses a fence, then turns into primarily a singletrack traverse around the southern edge of Snodgrass mountain before dropping you out to Washington Road. Very nice dirt. One third of the way through is a singletrack that takes off uphill to the right. This terminates on the Snodgrass Mountain fireroad, which you had been riding up in the first place. It climbs steeply all the way to the top of Snodgrass. Granny gear stuff. I climbed up there to see if there was any unadvertised singletrack descents all the way off the top, as you sometimes discover, especially if your guidebook is 5 or 6 years old as mine was. Unfortunately, the road just deadends. Views are difficult because of trees. There is a bottle there where you can leave messages, bring some paper, all the scraps are used up. Getting back on the singletrack and over to Washington Road, led to a pretty quick exit. Overall, I nice ride. My only complaint is that done as a loop as previously recommended you spend more of your time on pavement and dirt road than you do on singletrack. Knowing what I know now, I think I would just turn around and ride it as an out and back, in fact, I think I would start from Washington Road and climb up singletrack, bypass the singletrack that comes down to a T at the left, proceed to the overlook of the Snodgrass trailhead, circle around and up on the Snodgrass fireroad, then drop back down that singletrack that you earlier bypassed, then head back to Washington. Sort of a lollipop ride. You would see what I mean if you the terrain was right in front of you. The nice new map for that area does not show the little singletrack of which I speak, but it is signed at the lower T intersection

Customer Service

Out and back lollipop from Washington Road

Similar Products Used: 403, 401, and Deer Creek are right up the road.
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4
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3
biophase   Cross Country Rider [Apr 30, 2004]

This is a very nice easy/medium trail in the Crested Butte area. It would be good warm up after the Lower Loop.

Customer Service

Can be done as a loop from the parking lot. Just ride Washington Gulch Road back to Mt. Crested Butte and back to the lot.

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4
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3
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