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    Western Slope trail conditions and links

    Please post trail conditions here, thanks.

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    Doctor Park?

    It says "Not recommended" on the MTB HoF website, but they didn't always have timely updates in the past. Any chance it'll be rideable this Monday, 5/31?

    If not, could anyone recommend good singletrack in the Gunnison area that isn't at Hartman? I'll have had my fill Sunday. Bringing my XC bike for the race, and my 6" bike, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perioeci
    It says "Not recommended" on the MTB HoF website, but they didn't always have timely updates in the past. Any chance it'll be rideable this Monday, 5/31?

    If not, could anyone recommend good singletrack in the Gunnison area that isn't at Hartman? I'll have had my fill Sunday. Bringing my XC bike for the race, and my 6" bike, just in case.
    A friend of mine ran up it last weekend, didn't run into snow, but many down trees. I would consider Needle Creek and Sun Park. Stand Hill in CB is dry along with some stuff up Cement Creek.

    As of 5/29 Doctor's park had 3ft snow in the trees, downhill is dry.
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    Breckenridge?

    Is the Bakers Tank trail snow-free yet?

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    Here's more on Telluride:

    http://www.telluridesmba.org/

    The Bike Park is open, Village Trail is open, Prospect Trail is closed until July 1 for Elk Calving.

    http://www.mountain-village.co.us/index.aspx?nid=378

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    I might be up in the Vail area this weekend. I would love to hit up one of my favorites while I am up there. So does anyone know if Meadow Mountain in Minturn is ridable yet? Or know where I might find any information as to whether or not is it ridable yet? Thanks in advance for any beta and sorry if I missed any current info that was posted elsewhere.

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    401 climb from Scofield Pass to the top has been cleared of the down trees 6/5

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    thanks very much to whomever cleared those trees!

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    As of 7-15, the Raggeds trail off McClure Pass has 100 or more downed trees if anyone is thinking of giving that one a go...

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    So who rode GJ/Fruita this weekend? How are the trails holding the water? I had to cancel my ride yesterday to install a garage door opener instead.......

    My brother and nephew are arriving in state today and want to get a few rides in hopefully. I was planning to hit 18rd for sure, and then maybe LL or Koko another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobi
    So who rode GJ/Fruita this weekend? How are the trails holding the water? I had to cancel my ride yesterday to install a garage door opener instead.......

    My brother and nephew are arriving in state today and want to get a few rides in hopefully. I was planning to hit 18rd for sure, and then maybe LL or Koko another day.
    My wife rode Loma yesterday morning and they said the trails were in great condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbmtbr
    As of 7-15, the Raggeds trail off McClure Pass has 100 or more downed trees if anyone is thinking of giving that one a go...
    Dang. I better pack the long saw this weekend.

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    Prime time in Eagle.

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    Horse gulch trails in Durango are good to go if you stick to the south facing slopes and stay out of heavily treed areas. there are couple muddy spots here and there, but they are easily carried around.

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    Hartman Rocks.

    I called the BLM this morning, they said Hartman Rocks is open to MTB at 1 pm today.

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    Gonna Visit

    Will be in the Cortez area for biz week after next from Arizona. Weather looks good, how is Phil's and Sandy Canyon? If I can only ride one, which one?

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    Eagle is ON

    All lower trails are prime!!

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    Rain/snow for Eagle today so Eagle is no longer prime

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    FYI, Monarch Crest and 401 are still under snow.

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    Cortez

    Will be in the Cortez area for biz week after next from Arizona. Weather looks good, how is Phil's and Sandy Canyon? If I can only ride one, which one?

    Thx boyz and girls....Pm me when you get to Phoenix and i will help you out...
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    What are the conditions like around Cortez in the first few weeks of May? I've been wanting to come to Cortez and I have the week of May 9th to do so if the trails are good. Assuming the weather is good, is there anything in particular (like big events) that I should worry about? I'm from Wisconsin and I need to get some riding in elsewhere while I wait for our trails to dry out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by circusubet
    Will be in the Cortez area for biz week after next from Arizona. Weather looks good, how is Phil's and Sandy Canyon? If I can only ride one, which one?

    Thx boyz and girls....Pm me when you get to Phoenix and i will help you out...

    I rode sand canyon last night - and the trail was in perfect condition

    I started it as the sun went down so saw some of the ruins along the way before ,the sun went down - then it was a hoot as a night ride

    I'd recommend you ride that trail rather than phils - if you like non manicured singletrack
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    Conditions in Leadville---end of June/early July

    Hey guys, I'm thinking about a trip to Leadville the last weekend in June and possibly July 4th weekend...is most everything rideable by then? Would like to hit up the colorado trail for sure and the trails up behind the college...any advice would be helpful! Thanks!

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    Is Snowmass Rim trail rideable/dry?

    Does anyone know if the Rim Trail in Snowmass or some of the other Aspen area mt bike rides, are dry and rideable now??

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    Hard to say what will be dry by then. The northern and central Colorado Mtns have a near record snowpack and a late start to the meltout. That said, it's been mostly dry and warm for the last couple weeks and it's melting fast, but there is still a lot of snow to melt before any of the high alpine trails are good to go. Lower elevation stuff is opening up quickly though. In the least, I'd say expect snow drifts and some walking due to snow and mud on trails above 11,500' by then, especially on north aspect slopes.

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    Yes, all 20 minutes of it. The other 30 minutes of riding doesn't open until the 20th.

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    did you happen to check the sticky? it has links!
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    You could try the new Droste Trail, it's open and dry. Smuggler Mtn is mostly dry but has snow in the shadows, it's still early for high mtn trails.

    Prince Creek and Red Mtn are good to go.

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    Crested Butte Conditions

    Hey all, Steamboat is melting out fast, and i wondered how things were melting out down in CB. I was planning on comming down for the MSC and racing the awesome Deer Creek epic XC, but wonder if the snow will be gone in order for that high mountain course to be used.

    Any updates?

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    401 will be a while. Not that I care, the skiing has been awesome. In other Crested Butte trail news, the Upper trails are open, Strand is pretty much there, and people have been raving about the new Lupine trail. Pics from 6/7/11




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    Holy crap there's a lot of snow! Last year on the third weekend of June, we did Deer Creek and it looked like the Sound of Music covered in Lupine flowers. So that second picture (not Schofield pass), is that Deer Creek????

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    You can see Schofield Pass road in the 2nd picture, 401 traverses the hillside above that.

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    Just rode Aspen-Droste-Rim-Highline-Aspen, all are in excellent shape. The Droste trail is a brand new trail and they did a hell of a job, moved an incredible amount of dirt to get that open in a short time!

    It was a nice loop, 30 miles, 3700 vert, you could cut off some pavement by parking at Buttermilk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watertight View Post
    Just rode Aspen-Droste-Rim-Highline-Aspen, all are in excellent shape. The Droste trail is a brand new trail and they did a hell of a job, moved an incredible amount of dirt to get that open in a short time!

    It was a nice loop, 30 miles, 3700 vert, you could cut off some pavement by parking at Buttermilk.
    I thought Droste trail was pretty decent as well. It'd be really nice if they could put in some singletrack to get down the Aspen side and also to connect Tom Blake to the existing singletrack somewhere in the middle.

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    pretty sure more is in the works, they just cranked out that main trail so people could get on it. The steep loose sections on the Aspen side are def getting some more switchbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watertight View Post
    pretty sure more is in the works, they just cranked out that main trail so people could get on it. The steep loose sections on the Aspen side are def getting some more switchbacks.
    Oh I know, I just see those as the next best trail options. And some berms on the Snowmass side once it gets packed down.

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    any ideas whether the CT from Hotel Draw to Corral Draw and Corral Draw down to Hermosa Creek are rideable?

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    Hi,

    Any updates on the 401? Is the upper half still completely under snow or just certain parts? Will the wildflowers be out by late July or should I push my trip into August?

    Thanks

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    Any idea on trail conditions for the Government Trail?

    Also, which way is it easier to ride? Aspen>Snowmass or Snowmass>Aspen?

    TIA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    Hi,

    Any updates on the 401? Is the upper half still completely under snow or just certain parts? Will the wildflowers be out by late July or should I push my trip into August?

    Thanks
    Snowy you can checks here look at the paradise web cam and zoom to schofield pass preset. August may be better

    Quote Originally Posted by jddjirikian View Post
    Any idea on trail conditions for the Government Trail?

    Also, which way is it easier to ride? Aspen>Snowmass or Snowmass>Aspen?

    TIA.
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    Government trail is muddy in spots but good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knumbskull View Post
    Government trail is muddy in spots but good to go.
    As is Sunnyside, Hobbit, etc.

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    I'm in the midst of planning a trip to ride CB/Gunnison/Monarch Crest areas the last week of July: 7/25-7/29. I can see from the link above that 2 of the CB rides I was hoping to do-401 and Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman's are still not recommended. I assume Monarch Crest is not open yet either? Would anyone with knowledge of the area care to gauge if those trails will be good to go by 7/25? I'm considering other options like visiting CB in early September and focusing more on Gunnison/Durango/Cortez if the snow levels this year put a monkey wrench in the high altitude riding through the end of this month. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride_today714 View Post
    I'm in the midst of planning a trip to ride CB/Gunnison/Monarch Crest areas the last week of July: 7/25-7/29. I can see from the link above that 2 of the CB rides I was hoping to do-401 and Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman's are still not recommended. I assume Monarch Crest is not open yet either? Would anyone with knowledge of the area care to gauge if those trails will be good to go by 7/25? I'm considering other options like visiting CB in early September and focusing more on Gunnison/Durango/Cortez if the snow levels this year put a monkey wrench in the high altitude riding through the end of this month. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
    You can do an out and back on 401 right now, the snow is going quick up there with the warmth/rain we've been getting. Higher up on Schofield near emerald lake it's a different story...let's just say you'll be walking the bike through a lot of snow and the uphill through the woods still has snow on it, definitely would not be fun and not recommended.

    Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman's...I talked to a guy who said that it's rideable, but there's going to be some mud and snow crossings, but that it's just about ready.

    I would say in another 2 weeks when you get here conditions for those higher rides will improve considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride_today714 View Post
    I'm in the midst of planning a trip to ride CB/Gunnison/Monarch Crest areas the last week of July: 7/25-7/29. I can see from the link above that 2 of the CB rides I was hoping to do-401 and Reno/Flag/Bear/Deadman's are still not recommended. I assume Monarch Crest is not open yet either? Would anyone with knowledge of the area care to gauge if those trails will be good to go by 7/25? I'm considering other options like visiting CB in early September and focusing more on Gunnison/Durango/Cortez if the snow levels this year put a monkey wrench in the high altitude riding through the end of this month. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
    Re: Monarch... did Monarch pass to Marshall Pass 2 days ago and other than three small spots where we had to hike-a-bike over snow, it's in great shape. All told it took 2.5 hrs to do out and back.

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    BDk and Kardy, thanks for the input. Hopefully 2weeks time will allow things to dry up, etc. Wasn't aware until I started planning this trip that Colorado got hammered with snow like parts of Utah did this year. Kardy- If I have one day to enjoy riding the Monarch Crest, is there a preferred/"classic" route and if so, is that version likely to be good to go in a couple weeks? Thanks, M.

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    Curious how bad the stream crossing is on Doctors? Is it safe to traverse solo? I don't mind getting my feet wet. The links for conditions at CB appear to be down.
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    Two weeks ago it was above the knee and safe to do solo. That descent is one of my favorites anywhere! I'd recommend taking your shoes off and walking the crossing. But is you want to try and ride it, more power to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knumbskull View Post
    Two weeks ago it was above the knee and safe to do solo. That descent is one of my favorites anywhere! I'd recommend taking your shoes off and walking the crossing. But is you want to try and ride it, more power to you.
    Very cool - thanks. Its been on my list for a number of years. Was planning on that and Deer creek over the weekend. Is a 29er HT sufficient, or do you recommend suspension?
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    Never ridden deer creek so I can't comment on thaat. However for Doctor's park a hardtail is fine/ There is a bunch of smooth flowy descending and a few ledgy tech sections that would be fine on a hardtail. You can try and ride it faster and link together a few drops on a FS. Either way you will have a blast.

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    Very cool - looking forward to it! Thanks for the beta!
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    Teocali Ridge

    I was hoping to ride Teocali for my B-day this weekend but according to the trail conditions link its a no go:

    Teocalli Ridge
    Conditions: Teocalli Ridge Trail is closed to all users until the trail is repaired-likely next year. Only ride as an out and back on the uphill. West Brush Creek crossing is high and dangerous on the road, and gets bigger by afternoon. I wouldn't cross it alone ! People have drown in this crossing. There is a rope to help cross. 7-16-11. great flowers in the area.

    Does anyone have more info about the damage to the trail? Thanks. Any alternates would be appreciated, other than Dr's Park, RFBD, and 401. Really liked Teo's descent.
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    I camped off of Brush creek this past weekend. A couple of guys camping out there rode it on Sat - they didn't say anything about it being closed or heavy trail damage.

    Wildflowers are exploding in CB now! For alternatives, I heard Deer Creek was good, but didn't hit it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knumbskull View Post
    I was hoping to ride Teocali for my B-day this weekend but according to the trail conditions link its a no go:




    Does anyone have more info about the damage to the trail? Thanks. Any alternates would be appreciated, other than Dr's Park, RFBD, and 401. Really liked Teo's descent.
    Teo was getting pretty moto-ed out. I'm not exactly sure what the FS is doing about it, but I would assume they're using heavy machinery and placing cinder blocks.

    Sounds like you like fast, steep, freeride-ey trails if you like Teo. I'd suggest 409 and a half, or replacing flag on RFBD with what I've been calling "XX". I bet you'd like 413 as well, and it will be closed to all users in the near future, but the Taylor river crossing would be nasty right now. Maybe roaring judy. Info on those rides and a bunch more on my blog HERE.

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    Thanks Frank. You gave me some info about the Raggeds trail last year which actually ended up being a great ride. The deadfall was all cut out and the trail was in great shape. I think its better to ride it in the fall when the trail has had a chance to be cleared out. Thanks for the beta on trails around CB, I'll check out one of those trails.

    slcdawg, how was Doctors?

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    Frank

    Do you know when 413 is slated to be closed?

    does this map show the closure that is supposed to happen?

    http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial..._North_ROD.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg View Post

    Wildflowers are exploding in CB now! For alternatives, I heard Deer Creek was good, but didn't hit it myself.
    Rode it about 6 days ago as a loop from camp on Slate River with Upper Upper, etc. Total blast. My first time riding the trail. STEEEEP climbing and then I totally dug the rolling cross-country singletrack across the ridge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by knumbskull View Post
    slcdawg, how was Doctors?
    Doctors lived up to the hype! Thanks for the beta. The stream crossing wasn't bad - just above the knee. The top of the descent was a little tech on the HT, but the buff ST of the Star Wars section was a total blast - definitely will be hitting it again.

    With the long, but easy spin on the road this made for a great Sunday recovery ride. Highly, highly recommended.
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    No problem knumbskull. Maybe check out Texas Ridge as another option, too.

    BDKeg, 413 is the dashed line on the North shore of Taylor Reservoir that heads towards matchless. A friend of mine who works for the FS said they're concentrating on closing user-created roads that lead to campsites right now, and there is a good chance that they won't get around to closing 413 this summer at all.


    Speaking of the Raggeds, anyone been on that yet this year? I was thinking of riding it back after a friends' party in Marble in a couple of weeks, but I don't want to deal with tons of deadfall again. (And I agree with you knumbskull, it's a better fall ride.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbmtbr View Post
    BDKeg, 413 is the dashed line on the North shore of Taylor Reservoir that heads towards matchless. A friend of mine who works for the FS said they're concentrating on closing user-created roads that lead to campsites right now, and there is a good chance that they won't get around to closing 413 this summer at all.
    that's good...I need to get over there and ride it soon. I wonder what the chances are of creating a petition/proposal in CB for keeping the trail open but for non-motorized users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    that's good...I need to get over there and ride it soon. I wonder what the chances are of creating a petition/proposal in CB for keeping the trail open but for non-motorized users?
    Not a chance- it's too steep and it's important habitat for Bighorn Sheep, plus they already spent a lot of time going through the whole land use process. That said, we could have lost quite a few trails...

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    Anyone heard anything about the condition of the Raggeds trail?

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    anybody ridden Eccher Gulch lately? Was wondering what kind of condition it's in, possibly thinking about riding it this coming weekend.

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    Rode it 3 weeks ago. 5 thumbs up

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    Anybody ridden any of the goods in the SW corner of CO, say like the north fork, West Mancos, or Stoner Mesa or the Calico Trail over there by Dolores or Rico? Looking for aspen trees and good fall colors right now.

    Also some good bike shops in the area where I can buy some maps? the Latitude 40 map I have of Durango doesn't show what I need to know to get to Stoner Mesa or the Calico trail heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    anybody ridden Eccher Gulch lately? Was wondering what kind of condition it's in, possibly thinking about riding it this coming weekend.
    Did you make it to Eccher? If so, how is the condition and where did you access it from? We were thinking of hitting it in early October from Deadman's/Rosebud. Used to have access to it from private property off Jacks up above the ranch then using private trails to access Granite Basin but the property has been sold and we don't know the new owner who is from out of state.

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    in fruita - halloween, clear skies, 60 degrees, trails are begging to be ridden.

    current conditions for fruita are frequently updated at these facebook pages

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    Anyone been out to Sand Canyon lately? I'm assuming too muddy or snowy right now?

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    rode Fruita on 1/6/12. 50 degrees and sunny! epic

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    Hartman's is riding nice... in January. Man I want it to snow.
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    Nicely done. I gotta go check that out!

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    Does anyone know about the Gunnison and Hartman rocks area? Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns View Post
    Does anyone know about the Gunnison and Hartman rocks area? Thank you!
    Umm . . did you look two posts up?

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    Any word on Sand Canyon, or Barker Dome?

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    Heading to Barker Dome Sunday - expect snow on the northern slopes.

    Update 1/29/12 - Muddy conditions
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfly View Post
    Heading to Barker Dome Sunday - expect snow on the northern slopes.

    Update 1/29/12 - Muddy conditions
    Do you think conditions will be good by tuesday?

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    Go early before the thaw. No one has ridden up there so you won't be fighting ruts.

    Unless frozen I would guess a week minimum until the mud on the flat sections drys.

    Rode the entire system a couple weeks ago. The north face downhill sections were fine because the snow was crusty. Dropping into the northern "half pipe" was sketchy - but I walk sections even when dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfly View Post
    Go early before the thaw. No one has ridden up there so you won't be fighting ruts.

    Unless frozen I would guess a week minimum until the mud on the flat sections drys.

    Rode the entire system a couple weeks ago. The north face downhill sections were fine because the snow was crusty. Dropping into the northern "half pipe" was sketchy - but I walk sections even when dry.
    Thanks for the info!

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    What r conditions in gj and fruita like. Thinking of headed over in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flexlarson View Post
    What r conditions in gj and fruita like. Thinking of headed over in the morning.
    as of sunday the 4th, 18 road is not rideable, kokopelli is. you can always check facebook, they update trail conditions almost every day.

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    Game on in Gunnison.

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    70s today at hartman's...first ride of the season out there and everything seemed pretty dry


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    just rode <7500' stuff in salida
    all nice and dry

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    Rode in Eagle last Saturday. Got to trails as high as Pipeline. Only one small drift that required a 25' hike-a-bike, the rest was pretty much snow-free and fun!

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    Hey all. I am on the Front Range Denver side and we were having a tough time getting our trail reports in one spot so we built a new site. It is TheTrailReport.com | Trail Search | Community Driven Trail Reports and is up and running. We have only really added trails on our side from Fort Collins to Pueblo, but you all are more than welcome to add in your trails. It is super easy to use and it has been catching on for us. Check it out if you have a moment. We need help adding in trails from areas outside of our typical "ride" zone.

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    Don't forget your chain lube if you're headed to Fruita... sand box conditions out there.

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    Don't let the weather fool you. Riding was great at LL today. Not a drop of water to be found. Wind wasn't bad at all either.

    Did Pete's, Holy Cross, Holy Bucket, Curts. We passed one rider and one hiker on trail. Get out now while everyone is at Mogfest or sitting in the house waiting on the rain.

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    Crested Butte Conditions

    I'm thinking about heading to Crested Butte next week for some hiking and biking. I was hoping that the light snowpack would mean some potential for biking and hiking at lower elevations but I'm wondering if anyone can give an update on conditions. Have any of the camping areas opened up, and are any of the lower elevation trails ridable at this point? Thanks for the help!

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    Trail conditions report

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    lower elevation trails around CB are pretty much good to go (upper/strand/lupine). Snodgrass should be open very soon, CBMR trails still have some snow on them from this past ski season. Lower loop is still a bit wet but that won't be long either. There is some stuff up cement creek that is dry as well. If you're coming up next week you might as well hit hartman's in gunny for a day too.

    Camping wise...slate is open up to at least pittsburg, you can get pretty far up wash gulch to the free camping now and gothic is open to near rustler's gulch...all of this being free camping

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    Snodgrass is open as of today. 409 is a longer ride that is fully open. Deer Creek is very close.

    Free camping up Cement Creek as well as everything mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbmtbr View Post
    Snodgrass is open as of today. 409 is a longer ride that is fully open. Deer Creek is very close.

    Free camping up Cement Creek as well as everything mentioned above.
    sweet! thanks for the update frank, should be some nice opportunity for to make some bigger loop rides with snod/strand open now. Have you been on lower/GB at all lately?

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    Thanks so much for the information, I really appreciate it. One benefit of the mediocre ski year...makes for a longer riding season! Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    sweet! thanks for the update frank, should be some nice opportunity for to make some bigger loop rides with snod/strand open now. Have you been on lower/GB at all lately?
    Ha! I haven't been riding at all, the skiing has still been pretty good (or at least it was in Silverton last weekend). That said, I've found that the lower loops always take longer than you might think- all those slides that the climax chutes send down all year seem to stack up there and take a while to melt.

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    Looking forward to an early epic season at the butte this year
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    Hey there! I will be heading out to Fruita for Memorial Day weekend. Should arrive Thursday. Anyone willing to provide some companionship and guidance for a Friday ride? My wife and I will be the only riders. We are competent cross country riders who can handle some technical stuff, but zero freeride skills.
    Please let me know. Thanks.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Gunnison County Fire Ban starting May 21

    From the Crested Butte news:

    "Gunnison County is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions for the first time since 2006. A resolution approved by the County Commissioners this week goes into effect on May 21 and prohibits open burning, private use of fireworks, open charcoal or wood fires, ditch burning and the burning of trash and debris in unincorporated sections of the county.
    The restrictions do allow for some recreational fires within the county. According to Dennis Spritzer, Gunnison fire marshal, liquid or gas fired stoves, charcoal grill fires, wood burning stoves, fireplaces and small recreational fires within fire pits at developed campgrounds are still okay. An exception has also been included for the city of Gunnison and the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte to host 4th of July fireworks, provided that on-the-ground conditions donít get even drier."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnirider View Post
    From the Crested Butte news:

    "Gunnison County is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions for the first time since 2006. A resolution approved by the County Commissioners this week goes into effect on May 21 and prohibits open burning, private use of fireworks, open charcoal or wood fires, ditch burning and the burning of trash and debris in unincorporated sections of the county.
    The restrictions do allow for some recreational fires within the county. According to Dennis Spritzer, Gunnison fire marshal, liquid or gas fired stoves, charcoal grill fires, wood burning stoves, fireplaces and small recreational fires within fire pits at developed campgrounds are still okay. An exception has also been included for the city of Gunnison and the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte to host 4th of July fireworks, provided that on-the-ground conditions donít get even drier."
    so is the free dispersed camping out wash gulch/slate, ect exempt from this as well as long as there is a fire ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDKeg View Post
    so is the free dispersed camping out wash gulch/slate, ect exempt from this as well as long as there is a fire ring?
    to answer my own question...no campfires in dispersed areas...bummer

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