Top 5 Reasons You Need to Ride Crested Butte
If you’re into mountain biking, then you’ve probably heard of the historic mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. Often referred to as the birthplace of mountain biking, Crested Butte sits at the north end of the Gunnison Valley which spans from Gunnison to Crested Butte and boasts some of the best mountain biking in the entire country. With over 750 miles of singletrack trails throughout the valley, there is terrain for everyone from those brand new to mountain biking to the most advanced bikers. Take in the high desert tails of Gunnison’s Hartman Rocks or one of the best decents in the country on the famed Doctors Park trail. As you head north to Crested Butte you’ll find more and more backcountry trails. For those looking for an exciting downhill adventure, be sure to check out the Evolution Bike Park’s 29 trails and 1,000 feet of vertical drop. Catch you breath and rest your legs in-between runs as you take the lift up to your next downhill adventure. Whether it’s miles of well maintained trails or killer downhill you’re looking for, be sure to check out Top 5 Reasons You Need to Ride Crested Butte.
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