5.7 miles
Distance
2,017 ft
Climb
-366 ft
Descent
01:33:34
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Baxter Gulch Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Baxter Gulch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Crested Butte Town Trails
    Crested Butte, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #39816 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #30961 in Trail Running
    • #19901 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Trail is complete and connects to Carbon and the Para Me A para Te Trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Baxter Gulch mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,649 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,907 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,721 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,907 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,558 ft
  • Grade
    5.4%
  • Grade max
    -40.1%
  • Grade min
    44.1%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4,701 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,093 ft
  • Avg time
    01:33:34
  • Avg reverse time
    01:43:37
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Status:
on Oct 2, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Baxter Gulch Trail Reports

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      Oct 2, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Oct 2, 2021
      wet in places, but overall good. A bit slippery in the trees.
      Jul 13, 2021 @ 6:14am
      Jul 13, 2021
      Giant tree down across trail about 3/4 of a mile from the top.
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 5:34pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      Open areas are dry. The areas inside the tree canopy are ideal.
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 9:39am
      Aug 2, 2020
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      Jul 14, 2020 @ 10:14am
      Jul 14, 2020
      definitely a grind, but a super fun ride!
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      Routes with this trail

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      Baxter Gulch to Green Lake14 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      hi-dr-nick Reporter (Aug 19, 2020 at 5:43)
       As good as newschool trail building can be. Still too many random turns with minor grade reversals, though.
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      • + 0
      gsboyer1 (Oct 13, 2020 at 17:52)
       The trail is in great shape right now. Dry in the beginning open areas but absolutely perfect in the trees.
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