More than 750 miles of community-built trail are waiting for you in Gunnison-Crested Butte!
Gunnison Valley mountain biking
Gunnison County has more than 750 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails. From the high alpine classics in Crested Butte to the technical high desert rides in Gunnison, the possibilities are endless. Our laid-back mountain towns are a relaxing place to hang out after your ride. Experience Colorado here in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
Mountain biking at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, Colorado.
Support Gunnison Valley trails
Gunnison Trails and Crested Butte Mountain Biking Association (CBMBA) are the two local trails organizations that build and maintain our trails as well as educate people about land stewardship. Please consider supporting these hardworking folks who care for our treasured public lands.
When people visit Gunnison-Crested Butte this year, their travel will add carbon to our atmosphere. Through a new program unique to the Gunnison Valley, visitors can now offset the environmental impact of their trip by recording a ride, hike or run using the CBGTrails app. It is free and easy to use, and for every mile recorded, users offset 22 pounds of carbon. A 23-mile bike ride in the Gunnison Valley will turn a round-trip drive from Denver into a carbon-neutral trip.
If possible, plan your route to avoid riding on wet or muddy trails. If you do encounter snow or mud on the trail, ride through it rather than around it.
Pit toilets are available at Hartman Rocks and a few trailheads around Crested Butte, but most trails do not have bathroom facilities. “Go before you go,” and learn how to properly dispose of waste if you have to answer the call of nature outdoors.
Basic mountain biking etiquette
Only ride on open trails.
Riders traveling downhill should yield to riders traveling uphill.
Bikers yield to all other trail users, including horses and hikers.
Ride under control at all times.
Leave No Trace
The seven principles of Leave No Trace guide us on how to behave in the outdoors. Abiding by the principles helps minimize human impacts on the land. To learn more about Leave No Trace principles specific to mountain biking, visit LNT.org.
Come for the trails; stay for the laid-back, mountain-town vibes in Gunnison and Crested Butte. Gunnison is a vibrant college town with a growing business district and a rich history of ranching. Crested Butte is an alpine hamlet steeped in mining history and full of quirky shops and cozy restaurants.
Visit our Lodging page to find the perfect place to stay during your trip to Gunnison-Crested Butte.