3h 20m, really spectacular views. Back to Paintings My lungs still aren't acclimated but I worked through that. 11.8mi, Fun ride would be an excellent end if you shuttled 401-deer Creek-teocalli, long climb, only few technical sections, one Creek crossing in water; downhill was technical at the upper part of the trail, then switchbacks and f… Here we left both the Teocalli Mountain and Teocalli Ridge Trails and followed a unmarked trail directly northwest through the trees along the top of the ridge. In early season (Late May/June) these may be high due to snow melt, use caution. a challenge but well worth it. This high-alpine trek is classic CB, with a big climb that burns the legs and tests cardiovascular fitness … • • Trail, USFS - Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison Nat. • Something else? This is called the Teocalli Ridge Trail, #557 or #9557 on FS2016 map. GUIDED TOTAL BODY FOAM ROLL SESSION. 593.75 m Up County. Learn about the trails in Crested Butte from the staff at the Alpineer. Caves (intermediate, many mileage options) This locals’ favorite features a steep incline that is worth the exertion. There are also about three false peaks on this trail that will get you thinking you’re at the top. Eventually the trail comes to several switchbacks reminiscent of the Deadman Gulch switchbacks. 3h 40m, The views are beautiful but it's nowhere close to deserving the title of #1 ride in colorado. Many years ago, Outside Magazine called Snodgrass the best trail in Colorado. Once the road starts climbing there will be an intersection with West Brush Creek Road (738.2A). 2899 views. Sign as seen at the West Brush Creek Junction. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. My hat also came in handy with these hot sunny days in Crested Butte. The most obvious access to this mountain and the area around it is West Brush Creek, however approaching the mountain from the Aspen side of Pearl Pass could also be done but is not recommend. Heidi Faller Posted on August 26, 2019 October 4, 2019 Colorado, Crested Butte, Mountain Biking 3 Comments 308 Views. It appears to go downhill, but don't get your hopes up yet. You’re in for more than 4 miles of heart-pumping downhill. Eventually the trail comes to several switchbacks reminiscent of the Deadman Gulch switchbacks. The downhill was OK but not fantastic. Mileage: 17.5 Climbing: 2,200 feet Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced. We made it to just about 59 feet shy of the top, Scene from along the climb in mid fall is an image I will never forget. 954.61 m Up The Teocalli Ridge loop trail is many locals’ favorite ride. But a lot of buff sections as it gets a lot of traffic during summer. — 14056 views. • The trail begins by following the Teocalli Ridge Trail which can also be mountain biked, or traveled by horse. Check out Handlebars bike shop, give Jeff or Hanuman a high five from us! Mountain biking the Teocalli Ridge Trail southeast of Crested Butte, Colorado. Spam? It’s loose and rooty in sections, but it’s gorgeous. Scroll through all Oils. 11.5mi, This trail is better than the infamous 401. Expect some roots/rocks as the trail descends through the timber and then into Aspens near the end of the ridge. NOT OKAY! Start by driving out Brush Creek Road (738) East from Colorado Highway 135. The trail climbs steadily as it traverses across the hillside towards teocalli ridge. 677.25 m Down, 18.4 mi • 2,249' Up So why not a quick hike to Teocalli Mtn summit from the high point of t he MTB loop? Home; Colorado; Gunnison County; Ridges; Teocalli Ridge; Teocalli Ridge Ridge. Awesome downhill...technical at the top, turns to fast and flowt 11.5mi Through dense forest, I was happy to reach the apex and begin my descent in earnest. • The final climb along the ridgeline is followed by a fast steep descent. 4h 15m, Fairly dry. The loop by itself is too short for "Hill Junkie" standards, and I didn't have time to loop in Deer Creek or other trails in the area. We started on the loop trail but then turned up to the peak of Teocalli. At the top of the ridge come to a junction with the Teocalli Ridge Trail, head left and continue climbing up the ridge. Views were awesome looking down at the valley below. A classic mix of unforgettable alpine vistas, steep lung crushing climbs and a flawless singletrack descent. Several stream crossings. Contacts. Whatever it is, we can’t count the number of times we’ve heard “that was the best trail I’ve ever … Such a ripping trail top to bottom! A nice spot for a little break before the steep singletrack climb begins. Nice work out, lots of mountain bikes on the trail. Take a right here and follow the road back to the standard parking area. Original Paintings & Photography. Teocalli Ridge Trail. 3h 40m, Teo to Strand from the low TH Parking Lot — 16.2 km Another stout classic, an e-bike on this loop sure takes the sting out of a mean climb. The climb, at first, is a nice melodic gradual spin along a scenic jeep road. Start your ride on West Brush Creek Road and follow the sign directing you to Teocalli Mountain Trail. Eventually, after some brake pad wear and finger cramping, the trail opens up, traverses an incredible flower covered slope, switchbacks a few times and drops you … Some ride this trail from town, others will park at the Brush Creek trailhead and a few folks will shuttle it. Great forested fast technical down hill 46.5 km It's not often that I get to ride in front of the camera. Bikers do it clockwise and you do not want them suddenly appearing behind you going downhill. Teocalli Ridge is another classic ride in the Brush Creek area. SUMMER; WINTER; Questions, Call: (970)349-5210. TRAILSOURCE.COM Teocalli is many locals’ favorite ride. Park here. 3,132' Up A nice spot for a little break before the steep singletrack climb begins. Ran up the 4WD route up to Teocalli Mountain TH and continued on trail 554, then hiked up the mountain and on the way back ran the Teocalli Ridge Trail No 557. Lots of snow at the top, had to turn around when I hit the trees on the ridge top. It was difficult to find the trail after leaving the meadow but the views from the summit are incredible. Overall, Teocalli Ridge Trail is the 9th most popular mountain bike trail of all 188 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Instead of retreating the way that I had come, I went south on the Teocalli Ridge Trail (557). HOME; ABOUT US; RENT BIKES; BIKE SERVICE; TRAIL INFO; THE SHOP; CONTACT US; Menu; Instagram; Facebook; Classic; Kids ; Epic; Trailriders 401. Teocalli Ridge is a classic hike in the Brush Creek area outside Crested Butte. Summit of Teocalli. Absolutely incredible! Mountain Biking Teocalli Ridge trail in Crested Butte, Colorado. 3h 00m, This was an amazing ride to start my trip on! Mellow to pretty brutal climb and then the BEST decent! 11.5mi, Extremely challenging climbs and some exposure but great fun. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Just watch Nate Hills and Alex Mcguiness get rowdy nailing the sweet lines of Teocalli Ridge in Crested Butte, Colorado. What to bring: legs of titanium for the uphill, a dose of caution for the initial descent. 2h 15m. Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. 3h 15m, Awesome! I parked down off of 738 and was happy because the “road” to the start of the trailhead is pretty rough. It’s the perfect option if you want a full value run, but weather may be too spotty for a longer day in the high peaks. This 10 mile loop has a stout climb on doubletrack and singletrack through meadows and pine forests below the namesake peak. There are 2 creek crossings. I packed hiking shoes in Camelbak and … The wildflowers at the ascent were mostly mountain daisy. The trail continues along Teocalli Ridge and then begins a gradual downhill. SPOT INFO. 11.5mi Mountain Biking Teocalli Ridge trail in Crested Butte, Colorado. 29.7 km Embedded rocks all along the way down. The trail climbs steadily as it traverses across the hillside towards teocalli ridge. The trail continues along Teocalli Ridge and then begins a gradual downhill at first with fun roots/rocks. This high-alpine trek is classic CB, with a big climb that burns the … 11.5mi, The singletrack climbs were. Start early in the morning. You start out in the aspen forest then walk through large meadows and make your way up the side of a steep climb (Tons of wildflowers up there). South slopes from West Brush Creek with Rachael. Teocalli Ridge is a classic run in the Brush Creek area outside Crested Butte. The trail continues along Teocalli Ridge and then begins a gradual downhill. Stay straight on the main trail when you come to a side trail. 2h 22m, 4x4 road climb 11.5mi Teocalli Ridge Loop Mileage: 17.5 Climbing: 2,200 feet Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced The Teocalli Ridge loop trail is many locals’ favorite ride. Washington Gulch Rd. Made so worth it by the incredible downhill on an incredible ridge with some breathtaking viewpoints mixed with some parts technical DH, some parts super fun flowy high-speed track in the dark timber and aspen, … Summit of Teocalli. Muddy Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. Through creek crossings and short spurts of aspen trees, you will eventually reach the Teocalli Ridge trailhead. Steep. Teocalli Ridge Photo. — Washington Gulch Rd; Oh be Joyful Recreation area . Ride out Brush Creek road (2 miles south of Crested Butte) per the usual route. A fall here is definitely not recommended. Ran up the 4WD route up to Teocalli Mountain TH and continued on trail 554, then hiked up the mountain and on the way back ran the Teocalli Ridge Trail No 557. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Mountainbike Freeride Enduro Crested Butte 401 Trail Classic. This is about an injury or accident It is a long hike but it's worth going out there and doing it. 27mi Amazing trail, definitley deserves a 5 out of 5. 995.19 m Up Do this loop counter clockwise. Run out at end is very fast and straight but still fun Our Trail of the Week feature is made possible through a partnership with Trail Run Project. But REALLY make sure it isn’t going to rain before this one. Mountain Bike Teocalli Ridge Trail, Crested Butte, CO, USA. Continue onto Teocalli Ridge trail #557, and hang on! The road eventually starts climbing and gets steeper. 24mi 797' Up Teocalli Ridge is a classic run in the Brush Creek area outside Crested Butte. Ride out Brush Creek road (2 miles south of Crested Butte) per the usual route. lots of stops for pictures so fun! 12mi. The first mile is mostly open and steep uphill in sun. Teocalli Ridge Loop & Trail Building. 11.5mi, Killer climb sweet decent Search Near Gunnison County, CO: Trails National and State Parks City Parks Lakes Lookouts Marinas Historical Sites. Teocalli Ridge Trail. Local Club: Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, Nov 18, 2020: CBCC 2020 End of Season Report, Aug 28, 2020: CBCC Late Summer Update 2020, Jul 10, 2020: CBCC Early Summer Update 2020, Land Manager: USFS - Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison Nat. Eventually, the trail opens up into a meadow and dumps you back out onto Brush Creek Road/Pearl Pass. TRAILSOURCE.COM Teocalli is many locals’ favorite ride. Quite a bit of snow as well in June which made teaching the actual summit too dangerous. Following the unmarked trail northwest along the ridge Breaking out of the trees (the northeast shoulder of Teocalli … Or maybe the world-famous “Jedi Woods” section of non-stop aspen riding. The views are amazing. Take a right here and follow the road back to the standard parking area. I did this hike on August 4th 2020 and was so impressed with the views! From Crested Butte, travel southeast 1.9 miles on U.S. 135 (northwest 25 miles from Gunnison) and … 685.53 m Up Some of the more famous trails are the 401 Trail, Doctor Park, Teocalli Ridge, and Strand Hill. Along the way, take in some incredible views up-valley and remind yourself why you enjoy this sport so much. TEOCALLI RIDGE LOOP. The trail continues along Teocalli Ridge and then begins a gradual downhill. Eventually the trail comes to several switchbacks reminiscent of the Deadman Gulch switchbacks. Expect some roots/rocks as the trail descends through the timber and then into Aspens near the end of the ridge Eventually the trail opens up into a meadow and dumps you back out onto Brush Creek Road/Pearl Pass. Teocalli Ridge looms in the background along Canal trail. The scenery is perfect and decent awesome! — Crested Butte has two things going for it that make it … Recently reopened after a long re-route and many improvements, Teocalli is back and better than ever. We found the trail marked on the map that heads south up to Teocalli Ridge and the trail on the ridge crest. 13.0 km See also: Pillars, Ranges, and Summits Land. So. Or maybe the three extremely different trail types from top to bottom. Teocalli is many locals’ favorite ride. I wanted to work the Teocalli Ridge loop into a ride since the forest service reconstructed the trail a couple years ago, repairing abuse from heavy dirt bike use. HOME; ABOUT US; RENT BIKES; BIKE SERVICE; TRAIL INFO ; THE SHOP; CONTACT US; Menu; Instagram; Facebook; Classic; Kids; Epic; Trailriders 401. 11.5mi, Best trail I have ever ridden to date. beautiful views, long flowy downhill portions. Be ready for a several large drops along the way. 1h 58m, tough climb, narrow in spots. Forests. 1 on the way up the doubletrack before you get to Teocalli Mountain Trail and the other the way out on Brush Creek Road. Then pedaled the fireroad back up to the truck. Overall, Teocalli Ridge Trail is the 9th most popular mountain bike trail of all 188 mountain biking rides in Colorado. To get to it you have to climb a gravel road up to a singletrack and then, in your easiest gear, grind up to the ridge. Teo is one of the better descents in the Butte and is currently covered by 10 feet … Teocalli Ridge is back and better than ever. Then you head through thick spruce up hill, and eventually find yourself on the face of a cliff. 516.08 m Down, 19.8 mi Still trying to locate her. This 10 mile loop has a stout climb on doubletrack and singletrack through meadows and pine forests below the namesake peak. Along the way, take in some incredible views up-valley and remind yourself why you enjoy this sport so much. A fall here is definitely not recommended. The trail soon opens up to a steep grassy slope dotted with wildflowers. Mountain biking the Teocalli Ridge Trail southeast of Crested Butte, Colorado. Liba Kopeckova - Jul 29, 2018 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2018 nice trail run + mountain . Teocalli Ridge Loop & Trail Building. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out. The high point is right below treeline & while it's never good to get stuck in a thunderstorm, you are never too exposed on this route. We are Crested Butte's premier bike and outdoor shop. Some early season … 242.66 m Down, 14.1 mi Here we left both the Teocalli Mountain and Teocalli Ridge Trails and followed a unmarked trail directly northwest through the trees along the top of the ridge. by Greg Heil An impromptu opportunity to visit my brother in Crested Butte arose, and of course I had to take it! MTBR INFO. Along the way, take in some incredible views up-valley and remind yourself why you enjoy this sport so much. there was a deviation to main road due to too much water. The Teocalli Ridge loop trail is many locals’ favorite ride. A fall here is definitely not recommended. Another stout classic, an e-bike on this loop sure takes the sting out of a mean climb. The most obvious access to this mountain and the area around it is West Brush Creek, however approaching the mountain from the Aspen side of Pearl Pass could also be done but is not recommend. Please explain. When you get near the top of the ridge, you'll take a right onto Teocalli Ridge Trail. — 2h 40m, Create Recommended Route or Since the new re-route/downhill changes by the forest … Times have changed, but the views are still very much all time. Wife carried off by black flies. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Contacts. Amazing views. 11.5mi Related terms: crest, cuesta, escarpment, hogback, lae, rim, spur . Expect some roots/rocks as the trail descends through the timber and then into Aspens near the end of the ridge. Crested Butte Teocalli Ridge Loop Ein feiner Klassiker in Crested Butte Ein Klassiker im Bike Mekka Crested Butte. A true Crested Butte classic. It has been a common refrain this summer. Trail Maintenance for The Teocalli Ridge trail has been completed and is now open. Teocalli Ridge Trail. Take a right here and look for an informal parking area approx 1/5 of a mile on your right. Located southwest Colorado, within the Gunnison National Forest and the Elk Mountain Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte has been at the forefront of the sport since the 1970’s and is considered a mecca of mountain biking. Be careful here as some of the switchbacks and the trail itself comes very close to the steep mountainside. This was a rewarding moment in the Crested Butte 55k and the highlight of my race. 593.77 m Down. The Lower Loop. 22.7 km Mountain Bike Teocalli Ridge Trail, Crested Butte, CO, USA. We came out on the ridge a little north of the 11,151 marker and intersected the main ridge trail. The trail continues along Teocalli Ridge and then begins a raucous downhill. 3h 00m, Tribe ride included the loop! Recently reopened after a long re-route and many improvements, Teocalli is back and better than ever. 28mi It’s steep, real steep. At the top of the ridge come to a junction with the Teocalli Ridge Trail , head left and continue climbing up the ridge. — Really fun ride although the black flies were obnoxious this year. The Gunnison National Forest is a U.S. National Forest covering 1,672,136 acres (2,612.71 sq mi, or 6,766.89 km²) in Mesa, Gunnison, Hinsdale and Saguache … The final climb along the ridgeline is followed by a fast steep descent. 3,265' Up 2 hours 49 min up and 1 hour down. — Teocalli Ridge Loop Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Crested Butte, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 2 hour climb/hike (50%) to the top We are Crested Butte's premier bike and outdoor shop. Our Trail of the Week feature is made possible through a partnership with Trail Run Project. There is very little difference in using either of these two routes when it comes to elevation gain and total mileage. At the crest of the trail is the intersection for the Teocalli Ridge Trail (557) which goes to the right. Being a jerk / offensive? 796' Down If you ride this route from town, you can access Brush Creek Road from the Deli Trail/Path, Whetstone Vista and the Upper Upper Trail. Teocalli Ridge Loop is no joke. 14056 views. 11.5mi. The bikes, motorcycles, and biting flies make this a trail to skip, The hike was amazing, the view of the mountains surrounding you is incredible. 14 new switchbacks have been put in for the downhill. The trail continues along Teocalli Ridge and then begins a raucous downhill. Getting There. Speed kills, maims and breaks things. Trail Info Trail Name Teocalli Ridge Riding Area Brush Creek Videos more videos (8) 5 top videos. The trail continues along Teocalli Ridge and then begins a gradual downhill at first with fun roots/rocks. The trail continues along Teocalli Ridge and then begins a gradual downhill. chicagotransplant - Sep 18, 2017 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2017 Early Snow . From there on, the route is the same as the South Face route. Beautiful views, tough climb after long ride yesterday, so felt harder than expected, but totally worth it and the downhill was fantastic! Sign as seen at the West Brush Creek Junction. Boom! 955.47 m Down, 8.1 mi 3,268' Down You still have another steep climb before you get to the top of the ridge. Sam Todd Stylus Shred. • Moderately steep. Crested Butte is Known For. 3,135' Down There is a water crossing at the end which was easy. The forest part is amazing! One of the more legendary trails in the Crested Butte, Teocalli Ridge, lives up to the hype. After a while, you'll come to a nice view point and stopping area, with great views of Teocalli Mountain, Castle Peak, Pearl Pass, and the Middle Brush Creek drainage on your left. 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