TR: East River Trail – Brush Creek Trailhead (9 July 2014)

(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.
Wildflowers on the East River trail in Crested Butte

Wildflowers on the East River trail in Crested Butte

The East River Trail is covered with Aspen Sunflowers.
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Wildflowers on the East River trail in Crested Butte

Wildflowers on the East River trail in Crested Butte

Mules Ears.
Wildflowers on the East River trail in Crested Butte

Wildflowers on the East River trail in Crested Butte

The views of the East River are wonderful.
Wildflowers on the East River trail in Crested Butte

A couple of streams pass through the trail, like this one.
Stream passing through the East Brush Creek Trail

Elephantella or Elephant Heads, one of my most favorite wildflowers.
Elephant Heads on the East River Trail near Crested Butte.

Wildflowers on the Brush Creek trail in Crested Butte

Wildflowers on the Brush Creek Trail in Crested Butte

The East River trail ends at private property boundaries around this water way.
Wildflowers on the Brush Creek Trail in Crested Butte

The return hike is just as beautiful as the way out!
Wildflowers on the East River trail in Crested Butte

The East River or Brush Creek Trail is a great trail for everyone! Get out and enjoy 🙂

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East River Trail - Brush Creek Trailhead
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The East River Trail from Brush Creek Trailhead is a beautiful wildflower hike. With very little vertical gain, this trail is great for nearly everyone!
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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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