Hiking Crested Butte Colorado
Crested Butte is a hiker’s paradise. There are so many premier hiking trails, one could not hike them all in a year. The special beauty of Crested Butte is reflected in these trails that wind through seasonal wildflowers and the largest contiguous aspen forest in the country. These trails are moderate by Colorado standards. The vistas are grand, expansive, and frequently instant.
These trails are moderate by Colorado standards. The vistas are grand, expansive, and frequently instant.
Public lands surround the town and offer endless camping opportunities.
We have authored 4 hiking guides.
Three cover southwestern Colorado trails.
The fourth is about the trails in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah.
These are our very favorite areas for hiking. We go back every summer to spend time in these special places.
This page shows off our book on Hiking Crested Butte, Colorado.
We divided the Crested Butte book into five areas: Near town, Gothic Valley, Washington Gulch, Slate River Valley and Kebler Pass.
Each area is different from the others in scenery, yet all are close to Crested Butte town.
The access roads vary from paved to dirt. Only a few require 4x4 vehicles. We tell you which.
Scarp Ridge is accessed by Kebler Pass.
There are four incredible hikes from the Lake Irwin area. Scarp Ridge West is one of them.
Up until we published our book, information about hiking the Scarp Ridge area was difficult to find.
Here’s what buyers have to say about our book
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series of Guidebooks, August 5, 2013
This review is from: Crested Butte Colorado: 65 Scenic Day Hikes (Paperback) I recently purchased this guidebook by Anne & Mike Poe as well as their Utah Parks guidebook. I just did my first hike using this book and the book information was precise, helpful, and easy to understand. From the directions to get to the trailhead to the suggestions for short trips to overlooks along the way, it was an invaluable tool. For novices looking to explore a new area, or for seasoned hikers looking to expand their hikes, this is the book you want to have. Thoughtfully laid out, I particularly like the way it breaks down the hikes into geographical areas with a map showing all of the trails in that area. A funny thing happened as I was doing this hike was that I ran into a family on this hike who were walking along with their copy of this book in their hand as they went. I will be doing much more hiking in these areas because of this book. Great guidebook! There are more reviews to read on Amazon.com. If you have our books, why not share your opinion and help others decide.
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