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    Crested Butte-- 401 specifically

    Hi all! I'm really wanting to visit CB this spring, but will it be super snowy and wet out there for a while? I don't know anything about the area! Was hoping to ride the 401 trail because I've read good things. Any chance it would be rideable mid-May?

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    Fairly certain that 401 isn't rideable till June even during a dry year. Not a crazy snowy year on the western slope, but there has be a great deal of recent moisture.

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    I live in CB. We don't have any trails open yet, at least not that I'm aware of. Hartmans is great down in Gunnison right now, I rode there this afternoon. I'm going to go ahead and say that there is no chance that 401 will be open in 2.5 weeks. Mid-June, maybe.
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    typically the first trails to open up around CB are upper and lupine followed by snodgrass (in May). 401 typically isn't snow/mud free until early July in a normal snow year. With all the snow we've gotten in April it's hard telling when it will be ready.

    trail conditions: Crested Butte Trail Report | Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association - Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association
    web cam showing snodgrass and bellview mountain where 401 traverses: http://icons.wunderground.com/webcam...jpg?1304018904

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