Trail 401 clear and ready to go!

(Last Updated On: July 6, 2010)

401 is by far Crested Butte’s most popular trail in Crested Butte. Really, it’s the trail that popularized Crested Butte as a mountain biking destination. In 2009, readers of Bike Magazine named Crested Butte the Best Destination in an article titled the “33 Best Rides in North America”. Because of this, tourists and riders of all types swarm this trail like flies on a horse during the weekends. But, Sonya and I took time to enjoy in on a weekday morning 🙂

This year, access to upper 401 was blocked by snow and fallen trees for longer than usual. In the last few days, someone has taken the time to cut the blocked trees away using a chainsaw, allowing the snow under the trees to finally melt. Hooray! I can officially now say that 401 is clear and ready to go!

Sonya, heading up Gothic road, with Mt. Gothic behind.
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Part of what makes 401 so amazing is that it takes riders above treeline, offering spectacular views.
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A view of Treasury, which we skied on the 4th of July.
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A view of the valley and Gothic Road below, Mt. Crested Butte, Whetstone, and Mt. Gothic in the distance.
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The beautiful 401 trail.
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Leading toward Avery.
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Sonya, with majestic Avery in the background.
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401 is no secret by any means. Still, I never tire of it. 🙂

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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