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    Best Trails and Base Camp for Crested Butte

    Hi Everyone.
    I am hoping to get advice on riding the best trails in and around Crested Butte, and where the best place would be to use as a "Base" for about 2 weeks

    I am touring the USA on a quest to find the best trails the USA has to offer, next week I will be heading towards Crested Butte from Boulder Co.where I have been riding the trails for the past 2 weeks. It seems to me that the nearest town to use as a base in Gunnison, which is I believe about 40 min drive? from the areas best trails??

    Also, could all you local mountain bikers please share your TOP 5 Trails in and around the Crested Butte area.

    Any and All help and advice is really appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    more info about this tour: www.mountainbikemayhem.com

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    Base yourself in Crested Butte. If you stay in or near town, you can ride to almost everything- and if you're camping, there are plenty of places to set up.

    5 of the top rides in CB:

    - Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman
    - Doctor's Park
    - 401 (with others included)
    - Dyke Trail (this time of year, with leaves changing)
    - Around town trails- too many to list.

    Check out visitcrestedbutte.com for trail updates... and if you're really going to be there for two weeks, you'll have an absolute blast!

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    Top 5
    1. Doctor's Park or Canyon Creek
    2. Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadmans
    3. Old Monarch Pass to Agate Creek
    4. Hartman Rocks, get a map and hit up Rock n Roll sports for trail suggestions.
    5. 401 combos.

    Camping up either Cement Creek or Spring Creek would be a good base camp, unfortunately you will be hard pressed to find a good spot with all of the hunters in town.

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    Thanks for the info guys.
    We are travelling with a very small trailor ( 13ft) and will be camping, problem is, we need a campsite with electric and internet, and the nearest we can find is in Gunnison. Do you think this is doable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dePaulus
    Thanks for the info guys.
    We are travelling with a very small trailor ( 13ft) and will be camping, problem is, we need a campsite with electric and internet, and the nearest we can find is in Gunnison. Do you think this is doable?
    There is a KOA in Gunnison just north of Hartman Rocks and I think the Tall Texan has plug ins. I'm not sure if you'll have any luck.

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    Keep an eye on the weather... looks like the first fall snow is comin' in!

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...0&unit=0&lg=en

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    You guys should post some of this beta in the new "sticky" thread that cobi started.
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