8.0 miles
Distance
1,459 ft
Climb
-2,360 ft
Descent
01:39:06
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of 401 Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Trail 401 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Crested Butte
    , Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    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
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Trail 401 mountain bike trail 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
    01:39:06
  • Avg reverse time
    01:57:57
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Status:
on Jun 17, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (37 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail 401 Trail Reports

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      Jun 17, 2021 @ 6:56am
      3 days
      The top tree climb area as mentioned has patches of snow and ice. Riders who ride or walk around them damage the surrounding areas. Also as...
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 2:56pm
      Jun 16, 2021
      Trail is rideable at this point. The singletrack climb has some patches of snow but nothing major. Easy to ride around and/or walk through. One...
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 5:47pm
      Jun 8, 2021
      Top two miles from gate are deep snow covered. Trail obscured. Plan to push/carry your bike while post-holing.
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 5:56pm
      Jun 5, 2021
      Trees down on the bottom section. Had to bail.
      Sep 29, 2020 @ 11:47am
      Sep 29, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,250 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 7, 2021 @ 2:05pm
      Jun 7, 2021
      26 |
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 10:16am
      Nov 28, 2020
      264 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 2:15pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      649 |
      Nov 21, 2015 @ 7:41am
      Nov 21, 2015

      Routes with this trail

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      CB Classic
      102 miles
      CB: Snodgrass, 403 and 401
      29 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      pavementhum (Aug 13, 2017 at 16:04)
       Dry except for isolated puddles
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      wunderlost480 (Jun 26, 2018 at 15:53)
       Is the second climb worth the final descent on this one?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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
      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]
      • + 0
      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
      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]
      • + 0
      jakesciacca (Jul 1, 2020 at 18:29)
       That view!!!
      [Reply]

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