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Upper Loop. Great for beginners, the Upper Loop is a popular 1½-mile ride that will help orient you to the area. The views up the Slate River valley to the peaks of Paradise Divide are wonderful. Tony's Trail consists of a short, moderate climb leading to an intersection with the Upper Upper Loop Trail. Here you can take in the view of the town below and the mountains above, then enjoy a fun descent back down or venture further in either direction on the Upper Upper Loop. Crested Butte, CO, 81224.
Outfitters and Expeditions
The Alpineer. This shop prides itself on having the latest gear and a staff knowledgeable enough to get you on the right bike and trail as quickly as possible. 419 6th St., Crested Butte, CO, 81224. 970/349-5210. www.alpineer.com.
Crested Butte Mountain Guides. Experienced riders can take overnight tours (with meals, lodging, and transportation) starting at $175 per person, per day. 218 Maroon Ave., Crested Butte, CO, 81224. 970/349–5430. www.crestedbutteguides.com.
Crested Butte Bike Week. Each summer, mountain-biking enthusiasts roll in for Crested Butte Bike Week, the country's longest-running mountain-bike festival. The event, held in late June, is a solid week of racing, touring, silly competitions, and mountain-biker bonding. Crested Butte, CO. 970/349–6438. www.cbbikeweek.com.
Crested Butte Sports. Come here to rent Cannondale mountain bikes, plus helmets and other gear. It also has a full repair shop. 35 Emmons Loop Rd., Crested Butte, CO, 81225. 970/349–7516 or 800/970–9704. www.crestedbuttesports.com.
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