Carbondale to Crested Butte

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Connects: Highway 133 (West Elk Loop Scenic Byway), Crystal Valley Trail, Redstone (7,200 ft), Marble (8,000 ft), McClure Pass (8,755 ft), Kebler Pass (10,007 ft)

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Carbondale to Crested Butte

View of Mt. Sopris along the Crystal Valley Trail

Carbondale, CO – Hard – 74 Miles – Hike, Run, Mountain Bike, Horseback Ride, Dog Friendly – Paved/Dirt

The trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte, also called the C-CBT, is a proposed 74-mile trail over McClure Pass (8,755 ft) and Kebler Pass (10,007 ft).

News about traveling from Carbondale to Crested Butte can be found at:
Aspen Journalism (May 17, 2018) – Crystal Valley Trail would be built in phases
Aspen Daily News (March 10, 2018) – Proposed trail plan to link Carbondale, Crested Butte is released
The Aspen Times (September 11, 2017) – Cool technology gives public opportunity to help design segment of Carbondale to Crested Butte trail
The Aspen Times (August 26, 2017) – Another chapter unfolding in Crystal Valley’s fascinating transit history
Aspen Daily News (August 25, 2017) – ‘Beautiful’ state trails program requires plenty of tough calls
Aspen Daily News (August 23, 2017) – Fascination with Crystal Valley history led to Ute trail connection
The Aspen Times (July 11, 2017) – Wilderness Workshop wildlife study: Crystal Valley Trail alignment should be ‘no-brainer’
The Aspen Times (March 24, 2017) – Ute trail connected Crested Butte to Crystal Valley 145 years ago
The Aspen Times (September 2, 2016) – Carbondale to Crested Butte trail closer to reality
The Aspen Times (January 22, 2016) – Governor boosts 74-mile Carbondale to Crested Butte trail

More information can be found at:
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails – Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Planning


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