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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

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Brush Creek (winter) Trailhead

Elevation: 9,950 Feet (3101.6 Meters)

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General Description

Brush Creek Winter Trailhead provides access to the terrain east of Crested Butte mountain. This includes Farris Creek Road, West Brush Creek Road, Brush Creek Road and East Brush Creek Road. Brush Creek Winter Trailhead provides access to the Friends Hut and Pearl Pass, via East Brush Creek Road, 738.2B. Avalanche potential from this site ranges from low to high, increasing at the head of the valley.

Directions from Crested Butte: Travel one and a half miles south of Crested Butte on Highway 135 to Brush Creek Road. Turn left on to Brush Creek Road and travel two miles to the winter closure.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Brush Creek (winter) Trailhead
ICON Cross-country Skiing Brush Creek Winter Trailhead
ICON Horseback Riding Brush Creek Winter Trailhead
ICON Backcountry Skiing Brush Creek Winter Trailhead
ICON Snowmobiling Brush Creek Winter Trailhead
ICON Snowshoeing Brush Creek Winter Trailhead
ICON Viewing Scenery Brush Creek Winter Trailhead

Related Activities
Brush Creek - Brush Creek begins in the Elk Mountains and flows into the East River on the eastern flanks of Mt. Crested Butte.

Brush Creek Road #738 - This road is a popular route for off-road vehicles, including mountain bikes, between Aspen and Crested Butte. The road is extremely technical when it nears Pearl Pass.

East Brush Road #738.2B - East Brush Creek forks from Brush Creek eight and a half miles from Highway 135. It leads to the Brush Creek and Block and Tackle Trailhead.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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