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Gunnison National Forest - North

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Recommended Routes in Gunnison National Forest - North - 7

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Favorite Almost at the summit.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Crested Butte

7.1 mi 11.4 km 2,785' Up 848.83 m Up 706' Down 215.21 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite View of the Elk Mountains.
Difficult

The Scarp Ridge Traverse

10.8 mi 17.3 km 1,689' Up 514.73 m Up 3,481' Down 1061 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite View from near the summit
Difficult

Storm Pass Out-and-Back

17.1 mi 27.5 km 4,102' Up 1250.42 m Up 4,102' Down 1250.41 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Green Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Green Lake Trail

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,718' Up 523.64 m Up 1,718' Down 523.59 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Storm clouds rolling in on Henry Lake.
Difficult

Henry Lake

13.6 mi 21.8 km 2,559' Up 780.07 m Up 2,560' Down 780.33 m Down

St. Elmo, CO
Favorite Looking south, over Copper Lake.
Intermediate

Mt. Crested Butte to Aspen via East Maroon Pass

29.9 mi 48.1 km 3,199' Up 975.06 m Up 4,640' Down 1414.25 m Down

Crested…, CO
Favorite Views of Castle Peak unfold on the run up Teocalli Ridge.  (photo by Shana Light)
Intermediate/Difficult

Teocalli Ridge Loop

11.5 mi 18.5 km 2,131' Up 649.5 m Up 2,134' Down 650.57 m Down

Crested…, CO

Gunnison National Forest - North Hiking

  • 1,246 Miles 2,006 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 46 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 91 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 108 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gunnison National Forest - North - 232

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9.0 mi 14.6 km #1West Maroon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Crested Butte, CO 12 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #2Snodgrass Trail #590
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
3.4 mi 5.4 km #3Scarp Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
10.1 mi 16.3 km #4Oh-Be-Joyful #835
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
2.9 mi 4.7 km #5Twin Lakes Trail #402
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
11.1 mi 17.9 km #6CDT: Marshall Pass to Monarch Pass (CO Sec. 18)
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
5.5 mi 8.8 km #7Dyke Trail #838
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8Lower Cement Creek Trail #636
Easy/Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
3.9 mi 6.2 km #9Rustler Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
Intermediate
Crested Butte, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #10Teocalli Mountain Trail #554
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO
Difficult
Crested Butte, CO

Photos of Gunnison National Forest - North - 102

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View from near the summit
Jun 25, 2018 near Crested…, CO
Dollar Lake
Aug 12, 2018 near Crested…, CO
Looking northwest at the start of the Lupine Trail.
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Lost Lake Slough
Aug 25, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Afley Peak is the light at the end of the tunnel as you near the final ascent to Blue Lake.
Sep 6, 2016 near Crested…, CO
Overlooking Nicholson Lake
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Upper Loop Trailhead.
Jun 22, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Scenery continues to open up near top of climb. (photo by Shana Light)
Jul 16, 2015 near Crested…, CO