Crested Butte Summit Path
ElevationAscent: 714' 218 m
Descent: -58' -18 m
High: 12,129' 3,697 m
Low: 11,471' 3,496 m
GradeAvg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 46% (25°)
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“The final pitch to Mt. Crested Butte's summit.”— Tom Robson
After trotting through the trees and taking in some of the flower knowledge, you'll finally reach treeline. Slot yourself between the two boulders that continue the trail's upward trajectory and ascend a steep, short pitch.
Once atop this little knob, which is almost like a false peak, but not really, you'll see the summit's massive scree field to your right. Follow the trail as it descends around the eastern slope of the peak. Once at this pitches' bottom, turn right to start your uphill slog.
This final section is a loose and rocky slope all the way to the top. Be sure to take care here, many inexperienced folks will be on the trail due to its easy access from the chairlift. Take care and give them a wide berth!
Once at the top, enjoy the incredible views from the summit!
Land Manager: USFS - White River National Forest Office