4 miles
Distance
764 ft
Climb
-1,076 ft
Descent
00:32:45
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Loop Trail

Upper Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Crested Butte
    Crested Butte, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #21124 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is very rocky, with some really difficult sections. The climbing sections that are steep have some large embedded rocks making it all climbable. There are also some fast fun sections through the meadow that are totally easy and smooth. But these sections are short lived between the rocks. The switch backs at the end are not rocky, but steep and there is even a log drop to a tight turn deep in the trees near the end when heading east.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -312 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,026 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,469 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,338 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,026 ft
  • Grade
    -1.511%
  • Grade max
    -38.314%
  • Grade min
    40.306%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,003 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:31
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Status:
on Sep 1, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Upper Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 1, 2017 @ 8:40pm
      Sep 1, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 97 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      6 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 11:35am
      Aug 13, 2018
      Upper Loop, Park City
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      Aug 13, 2018 @ 11:35am
      Aug 13, 2018
      Upper Loop, Park City
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      Aug 13, 2018 @ 11:34am
      Aug 13, 2018
      Upper Loop, Park City
      13 |
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 11:33am
      Aug 13, 2018
      Upper Loop, Park City

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag forrestgladding (Aug 29, 2017 at 10:48)
       Technical riding in a spectacular setting, one of my favorite ways to connect over to Strand Hill.
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