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Lupine

Intermediate
 4.8 (5)

A trail that scurries the side of a hill with spectacular views of Crested Butte and the mountains.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Point to Point

9,348' 2,849 m

High

8,950' 2,728 m

Low

600' 183 m

Up

302' 92 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Some uphill but easily doable for kids. Spectacular views the entire time.

No parking allowed on Saddle Ridge road.

Description

Park at the northwest trailhead. There is no parking at the southwest trailhead. Or do it as a shuttle.

The trail starts as a singletrack then turns into a doubletrack, then back to singletrack. You'll pass over a handful of cattle guards along the way. The trail is mostly in open fields with little tree cover, but every once in a while you'll go through a grove of aspen. Views of the Slate River Valley are stunning with blooming Lupine and various other flowers in summer.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers will be in bloom in June.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dylan Pradas

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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#228

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Photos

Looking northwest at the start of the Lupine Trail.
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Overlooking Nicholson Lake
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Just before the downhill on the Lupine Trail
May 27, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Lupine Trail in the fall
May 27, 2015 near Crested…, CO
The view of the town of Crested Butte from the Lupine Trail
May 26, 2015 near Crested…, CO

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Jun 15, 2021
Stan N
Lupine are in fill bloom. Beautiful hike. The trail is dry and dusty, but easy hiking 7mi — 3h 00m
Jun 27, 2020
Todd Pedretti
Jul 12, 2019
Katie Osland
Great trail, full of wildflowers!
Jul 3, 2019
Mark Piening
May 27, 2019
Lance Christilaw
Jul 7, 2018
Jessica Huff
Sep 11, 2017
AustinBrown Brown
Beautiful trail year round with views of mountains, aspen, and town. 7.3mi
Aug 12, 2017
B P