(Last Updated On: August 14, 2016)
We are lucky to live in Crested Butte and lucky to have hundreds of miles of singletrack in our very own back yard. Frank and I make it a point to never do the same ride more than once or twice in a summer – and to be honest, it’s not that hard with the plethora of trails that surround us.
401 is always on our list to ride during the season. Yet, it’s easy for us to scoff at it too as it is typically overrun with tourists. Still, Trailriders 401 is popular for a reason, and it’s a reason that I remember every time I start riding among towering wildflowers while I descend into the emerald green landscape of the valley below, with majestic mountains rising in the distance. The beauty of 401 is hard to parallel. It doesn’t matter how many tourists are there. I smile every time I ride it.
In the last couple of weeks we had two visitors who had not ridden 401 yet. Not ever. So, I had to take them there. Natalie just picked up mountain biking this spring. But, she loves it, especially when she gets to ride things like this.
Riding through the corn lilies is sort of like powder skiing. If you fall, you have only a soft landing on either side!
Our second visitor was our Steamboat friend Larry and we hit up Trailriders 401 for a gorgeous Friday evening ride.
Judging by the smile on his face, I think Larry liked it.
We have a lot of really excellent rides in Crested Butte. But 401 is a classic for a reason. The wildflowers are peaking and if you haven’t experienced it yet, now’s the time to ride 401. You won’t be disappointed 🙂
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