(Last Updated On: July 16, 2015)
The East River Trail from the Brush Creek Trailhead has become a Crested Butte favorite. Though it’s fairly short and about as flat as trails get in this neck of the woods, the East River Trial is a great place to view wildflowers from late June to early July. It’s also a favorite among fly fishers to access the East Brush Creek. Either way, this trail is an excellent choice for families and others wanting an easy way to view the wildflowers. Better yet, it’s an out-and-back, so you can go as long as you like before turning back around.
The trail is decorated with wildflowers almost the entire way.
The East River Trail is covered with Aspen Sunflowers.
The views of the East River are wonderful.
A couple of streams pass through the trail, like this one.
Elephantella or Elephant Heads, one of my most favorite wildflowers.
The East River trail ends at private property boundaries around this water way.
The return hike is just as beautiful as the way out!
The East River or Brush Creek Trail is a great trail for everyone! Get out and enjoy 🙂
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