5.9 miles
578 ft
-590 ft
2 miles
High Point

This is the easiest mountain bike loop in the Brush Creek Area. Park at the Brush Creek Trailhead/Parking area on Brush Creek Road, then head Northwest past the Veltri Ranch and look to your right for the turn up Strand Hill Road. Ride up the road, undoubtedly the hardest part of this loop but plenty manageable with a nice spinning cadence. 0.7 miles up the road, turn left to continue on Strand Hill Road, then left again 0.2 miles up onto the Strand Bonus Trail. Recently re-routed and much water diversion work done, this trail is sure to make you smile At the end of the Bonus, go left again on the Canal Trail. Continue whizzing down the Canal with a smile then hit Brush Creek Road and ride back to your car at the Trailhead or all the way to Town.

Detailed Description
Strand Hill Rd, Strand Bonus, and Canal Loop is a 9514 popular intermediate route located near Crested Butte Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 176.2 with a max elevation of 2887.5 then descends -179.8.

Trails in Route

Strand Bonus1 mile


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    Both Directions
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More Stats for Strand Hill Rd, Strand Bonus, and Canal Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,914 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,935 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,924 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,829 ft
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Strand Bonus
May 23, 2022 @ 9:47am
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