8 miles
Distance
1,459 ft
Climb
-2,360 ft
Descent
01:41:40
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 401 Trail

Trail 401 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Crested Butte
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    may-november
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #572 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Dirt road climb to top of pass, and single track becky clive to top of 401 and great descend into gothic valley.

More Stats for Trail 401 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -901 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,684 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,352 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,716 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,816 ft
  • Grade
    -2.129%
  • Grade max
    -46.453%
  • Grade min
    36.237%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,070 ft
  • Avg time
    01:41:40
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Status:
on Aug 2, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (22 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Directions to trail-401 trailhead (39.015650, -107.047210)
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      Trail 401 Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 9:27am
      Aug 2, 2019
      Climb is a little greasy for a few yards at the start but still very rideable and not exactly muddy.
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 7:17pm
      Jul 29, 2019
      Rode this 7/22/19 Conditions were great. 100 ft snow patch on the road right before emerald lake you can easily walk across and a tiny bit of...
      Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:24am
      Sep 27, 2018
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 3:38pm
      Aug 28, 2018
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 6:45am
      Aug 21, 2018
      Amazing!
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 231 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 499 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      28 |
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 6:06pm
      Aug 10, 2019
      22 |
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 5:18pm
      Jul 11, 2019
      114 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 2:15pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      522 |
      Nov 21, 2015 @ 7:41am
      Nov 21, 2015

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      CB: Snodgrass, 403 and 401
      29 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag pavementhum (Aug 13, 2017 at 16:04)
       Dry except for isolated puddles
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag wunderlost480 (Jun 26, 2018 at 15:53)
       Is the second climb worth the final descent on this one?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag hipposauce (Aug 8, 2018 at 21:44)
       Brutal climb if you’re from sea level but well well worth it for the high alpine views and long descent
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag nomadreet (Jun 9, 2019 at 21:50)
       We absolutely love the 401 trail, be cautious as you head down through the tall grasses. We came across a lot of wildlife and babies during the early summer.

      Ride aware, save a (wild)life!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag whoisadam (Jul 26, 2019 at 20:00)
       I would describe this trail as beautiful and scenic but for me the quality of riding was not my favorite. Too much sidehill for my liking and very overgrown with hardly any line of site. This by far was the most scenic trail I have done but I prefer the riding of Dr. Park and Teocalli Ridge over this ride, those trails had more variety and the riding just more playful and fun. The 2nd climb and last bit of downhill on the 401 was my favorite riding part. I still think this trail is worth riding to check it out, maybe you will be a huge fan, the views are amazing and climb up is pleasant and beautiful. As of 7/20/19 this trail goes, there is a snow patch you have to walk across before emerald lake on the road but its easy and then a bit of snow through the single track in the woods but all easily doable.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag brundlefly (Aug 4, 2019 at 15:50)
       The trail itself isn't going to blow your mind, but the views absolutely will. Your jaw will literally drop.
      [Reply]

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