4 miles
Distance
764 ft
Climb
-1,076 ft
Descent
00:32:45
Avg time
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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

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 Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-loop-13463 trailhead (38.889380, -106.965880)
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Upper Loop Trail Reports

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Sep 1, 2017 @ 8:40pm
Sep 1, 2017
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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
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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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