Guidebook

4 Easy Hikes in Crested Butte that Everyone Can Enjoy

These 4 Crested Butte hiking trails provide an incredible reward for very little effort.

Description

When you visit some Colorado mountain destinations, it can feel like all of the trails rocket straight up into the sky. If there’s a mountainside, every single trail seems destined to go straight up it, switchbacks be damned.

Thankfully, Crested Butte isn’t like that at all! While yes, you can tackle epic mountain summits and multi-day backpacking loops here, many of the most scenic and rewarding hiking trails are actually quite mild.

The four trails outlined in this guidebook provide easy access to Crested Butte’s incredible natural beauty. On these trails, you’ll enjoy stunning views of mountain peaks, colorful fields of wildflowers, golden aspen groves, thundering waterfalls, and rushing rivers. While you may still get a workout on these trails, the climbs are all achievable, and you can always shorten the hike to fit your fitness level.

Grab the entire family and hit the trail!

Lower Loop
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Lower Loop

Crested Butte
2 - 3 hrs
12.2 km
200 m
200 m
A flat, easy, but incredibly scenic hike directly from downtown Crested Butte.
Easy
Private
Snodgrass
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Snodgrass

Crested Butte
2 - 3 hrs
9.2 km
259 m
259 m
Hike through a stunning aspen grove and beautiful meadows.
Moderate
Private
Judd Falls
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Judd Falls

Crested Butte
0 - 1 hrs
3.2 km
130 m
130 m
One of the most popular, easy hikes in Crested Butte.
Moderate
Private
Trail 403 Short Hike
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Trail 403 Short Hike

Crested Butte
1 - 2 hrs
5.1 km
178 m
178 m
One of the best bang-for-your-buck alpine hikes in Colorado.
Moderate
Private