Gunnison Valley Nordic Adventure
Go off the beaten path for an ultimate winter getaway in (and between) Crested Butte and Gunnison, where cozy accommodations and fresh snow are waiting.
There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
This trail takes skiers all the way out the Slate River Valley to Gunsight Bridge. The trail is on an old rail grade left over from Crested Butte’s rich mining history.
The Beckwith Bench Trail #845 starts just below Beckwith Pass and the West Elk Wilderness boundary at the intersection with the Cliff Creek Trail #840. It is a 3.2 mile trail with contours along the south side of the East and West Beckwiths.
Winter riding at Hartman Rocks is ideal for fat bikers. Don't have one of the fat-tired monsters? Rent one at The Alpineer's from Day 2.
Upon arrival to the Snodgrass Trailhead, take in the wide valley views with Snodgrass Mountain on the left (great for some mellower backcountry skiing), Crested Butte Mountain Resort behind you, and the East River valley to your right. Straight ahead, Gothic Mountain beckons adventurers with a need for deep backcountry.