(Last Updated On: July 9, 2017)
June is always an amazing month in Crested Butte because we always see such fast change. At the beginning of the month, many of the trails are often snow-covered and not rideable. But, every day, the snow melts a lot more then you think it will. And every day you spot more and more wildflowers that weren’t there the day before. The rate of change is remarkable. And, aside from the astounding beauty, the sheer change is part of what makes the month of June so amazing.
Here’s a recap from some of our June mountain biking in Crested Butte…
Natalie came to visit at the beginning of the month. Here’s some shots of the very green Upper Loop. Jun 1st.
June 6th. Our first rides on Snodgrass were full of glorious views and glacier lilies.
Brush Creek area – Strand & Farris
June 9th. The Brush Creek area was off the hook early in the month.
Found a huge field of wild Iris on the way to ride Farris Creek on the first day of summer, June 21st.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
The first part of the month was stormy at times, but the second half was dry as a bone. Here’s a shot during a stormy period on June 7th.
By the middle of the month the “skunk cabbage” (actually corn lilies) had grown quite tall. June 20th.
I always love the views from Crested Butte Mountain Resort. June 23rd.
Warm Springs Loop & Caves
The best ride of the month by far was “Warm Springs Loop”. We took Walrod Cutoff to 409 to Point Lookout and then descended via Double Top back to Walrod Gulch. We then descended Warm Springs trail to Cement Creek Road and took the Lower Cement Creek trail when we could. We then re-climbed Walrod Cutoff to descend the Caves Trail. The wildflowers on Walrod Cutoff were absolutely sensational. June 24th.
We ended the month with an evening ride on the Dyke Trail to Wagon. Here’s a shot of Frank on the lower parts of the Wagon Trail.
What a great month for riding! Now, we’re well into July and enjoying as many wildflowers as we can…. and soon, alpine rides!
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