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Some of the best aspen trails can be experienced on this short, but rewarding hike up to the Beaver Ponds. The nearby Anthracite Range can be reflected in the ponds on a calm day. A scenic drive via Ohio Pass is also part of the great experience to get to this trailhead.
Emerald Lake is a short and sweet hike to one of the most picturesque high alpine lakes in the area. Just a short drive from town and you’ll get a treat of beautiful emerald colored waters in a basin of steep pine and wildflower covered hillsides.
Despite being one of the easiest trails in the area, this trail offers great views of Mt. CB, Peanut Lake, Gothic Mountain, and the Slate River Valley. Enjoy some mixed wildflowers in the summer and aspen foliage in the fall.
This popular trail is perfect for a more extended walk/hike, townie ride, or mountain bike ride. Beautiful views of the Slate River Valley and Paradise Divide can be soaked in from a number of benches that are located throughout the early part of the trail.
Brush Creek is a quick drive from town and typically missed by visitors. Located on the east side of Mt. Crested Butte, this trail takes you through hillsides where wildflowers flourish in the summer. It’s hard to find a better wildflower trail this close to town.
Care for a swim? This is your trail. In addition to offering refreshing fresh water lake swimming (perfect for triathletes wanting to get their miles in), Long Lake is home to a variety of wildflower species, which bloom along its perimeter.
A short drive past Mt. Crested Butte into the East River Valley, and just past the old mining town of Gothic lies the Judd Falls trailhead. This is a pretty short, but rocky trail peppered with wildflowers in the summer and golden aspens in the falls. Views of Mt. Crested Butte and Gothic Mountain dominate the scenery.
The toughest hike of this list offers the best views of Mt. Crested Butte. Wildflowers smother the surrounding hillsides in early/mid summer. Feel free to turn around at any point, since this is an out and back hike. We recommend the less busy Snodgrass Mountain trail (vs the Snodgrass Trail) to avoid mountain bike traffic and especially in the fall for aspen foliage.