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Strand Hill

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (22)

A fun, fast, intermediate descent through meadows and aspens.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

Singletrack

9,761' 2,975 m

High

9,166' 2,794 m

Low

55' 17 m

Up

647' 197 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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Description

3.5 miles out Brush Creek Road from its intersection with Hwy 135, Farris Creek Road climbs up a hill to the right. The big climb starts here. Approx 3/4 mi into the dirt road climb you'll come to a trail intersection which should be signed. You'll want to take a left to keep climbing up to Strand.

Another 1/2 mile after this you'll come to another intersection which is also signed. Left will take you on the strand bonus trail, but you'll want to take a right to stay on the road climbing higher. Eventually you'll go through a cattle guard and the road will flatten and turn into singletrack where there is a meadow. Rest here, as the downhill fun is about to begin.

After a wonderful downhill romp in the aspens, the trail drops between some tight Aspens and over a short rocky section, makes a hard right turn and climbs a short steep hill. Not far after this you'll come to an intersection with the Canal Trail, take a left here. The next intersection comes not too far up the trail, stay straight here to finish off with more downhill back to the canal crossing.

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Adam Kagy

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  4.5 from 22 votes

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  4.5 from 22 votes
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#712

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It doesn't get much better in the fall than Strand Hill
Sep 25, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Strand Hill in the fall.... one of the best in the Crested Butte area
Sep 26, 2019 near Crested…, CO
The singletrack on Strand Hill is truly amazing - a must ride in CB!
Jul 26, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Riding a short technical section lined with rocks & roots!
Oct 18, 2017 near Crested…, CO
Fall on Strand Hill... tough to beat!
May 28, 2019 near Crested…, CO
Beautiful aspens along the trail.
Oct 13, 2016 near Crested…, CO

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Sep 3, 2022
M K
Aug 14, 2020
Ryan Pezzotti
Sep 11, 2019
Paul R
Doubletrack climb. Singletrack decent. Fun winding trail through aspens. Root drops. Several intermediate boulder problems. Loose dust. 2.1mi
Jul 17, 2019
Matt Chan
Sep 17, 2017
Scott Rumpf
Sep 10, 2016
Geoffry Lee
Aspens just starting to turn.
Sep 15, 2014
Joe Martinet

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