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4 Days Singletrack Mountain Bike Tour in Colorado, USA
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Scarp Ridge Lodge, 512 Second Street, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, USA

Guided USA Bike Tour

Get ready for flowing singletrack, rugged descents, creek crossings, and stellar scenery along North America’s finest trails! There is nothing better than quietly weaving through Colorado’s endless stands of aspen trees. You will earn the descent on long climbs at high altitude or enjoy a wildflower-filled cross-country trek through mountain meadows. Eleven Experience can create itineraries for beginner to expert riders. Tell them what your dream ride looks like and they will lead the way!

Key information

  • Trip type: guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Type of transportation: cycling
  • Terrain: mostly unpaved with power climbs and steep descent
  • Starts in: Crested Butte
  • Ends in: Crested Butte
  • Difficulty level: challenging (cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total distance: 47 miles / 75 kilometers
  • Average elevation: 2,686 feet / 819 meters
  • Type of bike: mountain bike
  • 10 participants

Highlights

  • 3 days of cycling
  • Ride along the famous Trail 401
  • Tackle Reno Ridge, Bear Creek, and Flag Creek
  • Experience quintessential Colorado mountain bike ride
  • Enjoy high alpine riding through pine forests and creek crossings
  • Cycle through the steep, smooth trails of the Dyke Trail
  • Explore Lupine Trail, Lower, Loop, and Bud Trail
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

You will stay at Scarp Ridge Lodge during the tour. The former Croatian saloon still has its Wild West facade, but the interiors have been transformed with reclaimed iron from the old mills in town and generous amenities, like an indoor saltwater pool and rooftop hot tub. Scarp Ridge Lodge invites guests to kick back and relax as if they were at home.

Guests have access to the open kitchen and its well-stocked fridge 24/7. A five-stool bar, stocked with craft Colorado spirits and fine wines, opens into the media room, which features a drop-down projector screen. Active guests can swim in the indoor saltwater pool or hit the fully equipped gym. After a day of hiking or tackling singletrack, recover with a steam or sauna and stargaze from the rooftop hot tub.

Each of the six guest rooms is slightly different, with a mix of elegant and rustic touches, including earth-toned furnishings, jute rugs, and exposed wood beams. The seven-bed bunkroom, modeled after the board game Chutes and Ladders, is every kid’s dream. If you are visiting from sea level, an oxygen-enriched air system can be activated by the flip of a bedroom switch to help fight the effect of high altitude, ensuring a good night’s sleep.

Details

  • Five king rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a children’s bunkroom with seven bunks and a connecting nanny room
  • Indoor saltwater pool
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Indoor and outdoor hot tubs
  • Gym equipped with an elliptical machine and pilates reformer
  • Media room
  • Oxygen-enriched air system
  • Individual lockers for gear storage
  • Personalized in-room retail bar

Program

Day 1: Lupine, Lower Loop, and Bud Trail

You will get acquainted with the area’s terrain on a local favorite, which connects the Lupine Trail, Lower Loop, and Bud Trail. The tour includes a part near the lodge where the Lupine and Lower Loop trails connect with each other. Here is some information on both trails:

Lupine Trail

  • Highlights: wildflowers, mountain views, and aspen
  • Hike difficulty: moderate
  • Bike difficulty: intermediate
  • Round trip length: 7 miles / 11 kilometers
  • Bike length: 11 loops from town
  • Approximate time: 2.5 hours round trip, 1.5 hours one way
  • Elevation gain: 888 feet / 271 meters round trip, 635 feet / 194 meters one way
  • Maximum elevation: 9,312 feet / 2,838 meters
  • Trailhead elevation: 8,943 feet / 2,726 meters
  • Travel time to trailhead: 10 minutes

Lower Loop Trail

  • Highlights: mountain views and wildflowers
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Round trip length: 6 miles / 10 kilometers
  • Approximate time: three hours round trip
  • Elevation gain: 640 feet / 195 meters
  • Maximum elevation: 9,096 feet / 2,772 meters
  • Trailhead elevation: 8,904 feet / 2,714 meters
  • Travel time to trailhead: five minutes

Day 2: Trail 401

The famed 401 is one of the best mountain bike rides in the country. Mostly a double track ascent, your reward is 360-degree views, flowy singletrack, technical drops, and plenty of extender options.

  • Highlights: high alpine views, sweet singletrack, and amazing flowers
  • Difficulty: advanced
  • Round trip length: 14 miles / 22 kilometers
  • Elevation gain: 2,398 feet / 731 meters
  • Maximum elevation: 11,349 feet / 3,459 meters
  • Trailhead elevation: 9,592 feet / 2,924 meters

Day 3: High alpine riding (Reno - Flag - Bear - Deadman)

You will tackle Reno Ridge, Bear Creek, and Flag Creek. This is considered a quintessential Colorado mountain bike ride. The three climbs are followed by fast, singletrack descents through pine forests and creek crossings.

  • Highlights: four trails, three climbs, three descents, and one awesome ride
  • Difficulty: intermediate / advanced
  • Round trip length: 19 miles / 31 kilometers
  • Elevation gain: 3,326 feet / 1,014 meters
  • Maximum elevation: 11,137 feet / 3,395 meters
  • Trailhead elevation: 9,440 feet / 2,877 meters

Day 4: Dyke Trail

You will climb through old mining towns before dropping into one of the world’s largest aspen forests. The Dyke Trail delivers steep, smooth trails with rideable, technical drops.

  • Highlights: singletrack epic, aspen grove, power climbs, and steep descent
  • Difficulty: advanced
  • Round trip length: 14 miles / 22 kilometers
  • Elevation gain: 2,334 feet / 711 meters
  • Maximum elevation: 10,430 feet / 3,179 meters
  • Trailhead elevation: 8,838 feet / 2,694 meters

Intermediate:

  • can cycle for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced:

  • can cycle for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of bicycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

This bike tour will take place in Colorado, USA. A mecca for mountain biking, the Gunnison Valley attracts both first-timers and seriously adventurous riders with mellow, wildflower-lined trails, challenging switchbacks, and singletrack. Full of historic charm and soulful spirit, the old mining town is home to Eleven Experience’s flagship property, Scarp Ridge Lodge.

Anyone who visits Crested Butte leaves with mountain-town envy. If you need an outdoor fix, Crested Butte is the place to get it. Considered a mountain biking mecca, the area boasts the largest singletrack system in the U.S. with more than 750 miles of trails to be explored.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Mountain biking
  • Sauna
  • Skiing
  • Swimming pool (indoor)

General

  • Bar
  • Kitchen

Food

You will be served chef-prepared breakfasts and après during the tour. Organic fresh food minibar, as well as house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, are also provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Sauna
  • Skiing
  • Swimming

What's included

  • Pre-arrival planning with an Eleven Experience Manager
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Chef-prepared breakfasts and après
  • Organic fresh food minibar
  • House alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

What's not included

  • Mountain bike rental
  • Taxes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gunnison–Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC). Please send Eleven Experience an inquiry for more information.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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