2017 Schedule of Trail Runs

 
MAY 21, SUN. 10.00am        HARTMAN ROCKS    
                Course: Up Bambi’s trail and then a clockwise route on Nine-O, Back In and then Sawtooth and returning back down Bambi’s.
                Distance: Approx 5.5 miles, all on single track trails and dirt roads.
                Meet: At the Bambi’s trailhead on Gold Basin road, south of Gunnison. This is approx 5 miles beyond the main parking lot for Hartman Rocks. 
                Director: Heidi Lovett 
                                
JUNE 7, WED. 6.00pm         SNODGRASS TRAIL 
                Course: An out and back run on the Snodgrass trail through aspen groves and with nice views of Crested Butte mountain from Washington Gulch to
                just short of the Gothic road. 
                Distance: Up to 6 miles, all on single track trail. Runners can turn around at any point.    
                Meet: At The Alpineer in Crested Butte to carpool by 6pm or at the Snodgrass trailhead up Washington Gulch by 6.20pm.
                Director: Skip Berkshire        

JUNE 16, FRI. 7.30pm        WALROD GULCH SUMMER SOLSTICE RUN 
                Course: Start at Walrod, up Cement Creek Road to the Homeowners trail then down to Pioneer guest ranch. Cross Cement Creek road then onto
                trail 409, up past the caves and over trail 418 to Walrod Gulch and back to the start.
                Distance: 6 miles, all on single track trail and dirt roads
                Meet: At the Walrod Gulch trailhead on Cement Creek road approx 3 miles from Hwy 135.. Hang around after the run for the 21st annual “Brian’s
                beer, brats, boys and babes bash so bring warm clothing and enjoy a beer (or soda) and a brat around the bonfire.
                Director: Brian Dale
                        
JUNE 29, THUR. 6.00pm      GOTHIC TO MT CRESTED BUTTE 
                Course: A preview of the first part of the 4th July 1/3 marathon course. From the Gothic townsite to Mountaineer Square in Mt Crested Butte.
                Distance: 5 miles, all on dirt roads and paved roads.
                Meet: In the ski area main parking lot, opposite the Nordic Inn in Mt Crested Butte for a 6.00pm shuttle to Gothic. The run will start approx at
                6.30pm and will be followed by pizza, beer and refreshments at The Avalanche restaurant close to the finish.               
                Director: Cynthea Gunderson

JULY 4, TUE. 8.00am          GOTHIC TO CRESTED BUTTE 1/3 MARATHON *
                8.6 miles on gravel and paved roads starting in Gothic and ending on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte. www.rmbl.org

JULY 9, SUN 9.30am           LUPINE LOOP
                Course: Slate River road to Lupine II trail, then up Smith Hill road to Gunsight connector trail, down to Gunsight Pass road and a second loop on the
                GB trails and return to the start.
                Distance: Approx 8 miles, all on single track trail and dirt roads.
                Meet: At the parking area on Gunsight Pass road, just off Slate River road about 4 miles north of Crested Butte.
                Director: Emma Chase

JULY 15, SAT. 9.00am        THE GRIN AND BEAR IT GREEN LAKE  RUN* 
                The classic Grin and Bear It trail run. 9 miles round trip from the Crested Butte Nordic Center to Green Lake and back.
                www.cbnordic.org/grinandbearit/

JULY 23, SUN. 9.30am        MEANDER TRAIL ON CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN 
                Course: Lower Meander to Meander then Painter Boy trail to Prospector and back to the start. Great views of East River valley and meadows of
                stunning wildflowers,                
                Distance: 6 miles on single track trail, dirt roads and a short section of paved road. 
                Meet: At the Snodgrass parking area on Gothic road, north of Mt Crested Butte.
                Director: Bradley Richmond

JULY 29, SAT. 8.30am        LIVING JOURNEYS HALF MARATHON *
                A half marathon on the dirt roads and trails on Mt Crested Butte. Start in the base area and wind up through the Westside trails and top out at the
                top of the Silver Queen chairlift and return via the top of Painter Boy and the Columbine trail. www.livingjourneys.org

AUG 4, FRI. 6.00pm           LOWER LOOP    
                Course: From the Town of Crested Butte to Woods Walk, Budd trail and Upper Lower Loop to Gunsight Pass road then Lower Lower Loop to Peanut
                Lake road and back to the start.
                Distance: 8 miles on single track trail, dirt roads and a short section of paved road.
                Meet: At the Meyer house at 124 Maroon Ave in Crested Butte.. 
                Director: Katie Meyer

AUG 13, SUN. 8.30am        PARADISE DIVIDE LOOP
                Course: From Rustler’s Gulch down Gothic road to the Gothic campground, up trail 403 to the head of Washington Gulch, then up and over Paradise
                Divide and around to Schofield Pass. Climb trail 401 then descend back to Rustler’s Gulch. Great views of all the valleys north of Crested Butte and
                meadows of wildflowers.               
                Distance: Approx 15 miles, all on single track trail and dirt roads.
                Meet: At the Rustler’s Gulch turnoff about 2 miles north of Gothic. Please carpool if possible and carry food, water and energy drink. 
                Director: Andrew Breibart
                
AUG 19, SAT. 8.30am        RENO, FLAG, BEAR AND DEADMAN GULCH OR RENO DIVIDE
                Course: Cement Creek road to Reno Divide road. At Reno Divide either take Reno Ridge road to Reno Ridge trail and then down Deadman Gulch
                trail back to the start or Flag Creek trail to Bear Creek trail to Deadman Gulch trail and back to the start.
                Distance: Approx 13 miles for the Reno Divide run or 20 miles for the Reno, Flag, Bear run. All on single track trails and dirt roads. 
                Meet: At the Deadman’s Gulch trailhead about 7 miles up Cement Creek road. Carry food, water and energy drink. Marcel will provide the best
                lunch after the run. 
                Director: Marcel Medved

AUG 27, SUN. 9.00am        WATERFALL CREEK    
                Course: Cement Creek trail to Waterfall Creek trail, then to Waterfall Creek cutoff trail and then down to Cement Creek road on the Warm Springs
                trail. Views of Italian mountain, Cement mountain and the Cement Creek valley on trails through woods and meadows.
                Distance: Approx 9 miles, all on single track trails with a couple of creek crossings.
                Meet: At the Cement Creek trailhead about 6 miles from Hwy 135 up Cement Creek road. Carry food, water and energy drink.                .
                Director: Greg Chase

SEPT 2, SAT.  6.00am        SUMMER GT *
                Approx 36 miles from Crested Butte to Aspen roughly following the renowned winter Grand Traverse ski route. www.elkmountainstraverse.com

SEPT 17, SUN. 8.30am      LEAD KING LOOP *    
                25km and 12.5 km dirt road courses starting and finishing in Marble. www.leadkingloop25k.com

SEPT 23, SAT. 8.00am       CAMP 4 COFFEE, CART TO CART TRAIL RUN
                Course: From Camp 4 Coffee in Crested Butte to Camp 4 Coffee in Crested Butte South via Tony’s trail, Upper upper loop, Brush Creek Road, Canal
                trail, Strand bonus, Trail 409, Walrod cutoff, Walrod Gulch and Cement Creek road or shuttle to Brush Creek road and then follow the course to the
                finish. 
                Distance: 19 miles without the shuttle, 13.5 miles with the shuttle. Mostly single track trail with some dirt  roads and a short section of paved road 
                Meet: At Camp 4 Coffee at 4th St and Elk Ave in Crested Butte. Registration for this run is $30 and includes post race refreshments from Camp 4
                Coffee, beer from Eddyline Brewery and a finishers coffee mug. Transport back to Crested Butte will be provided.
                Director: Martin Catmur

OCT 4, WED. 6.00pm        WOODS WALK TRAIL - TITAN FUNDRAISER
                Course: From 3rd St and Maroon Ave in Crested Butte to Peanut Lake road and back on the Woods Walk trail. Run with the High School Cross
                Country team. All entry fees and donations go to the Titan Booster Club supporting High School sports.
                Distance: 4 miles on single track trails, dirt roads and paved roads.
                Meet: At Totem Pole Park in Crested Butte, 3rd St and Maroon Ave. Pizza at the Brick Oven follows the run along with the drawing for the Paradox
                Footwear raffle.

OCT 28, SAT. 7.00am        SAGE BURNER TRAIL RUN *
                50km, 28km, 13km and 5km courses at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison. www.sageburnertrailrun.com 
                                
NOV 23, THUR. 9.30am      THANKSGIVING DAY TURKEY TROT    
                Course: To be decided, depending on snow
                Distance: About 3 miles. On paved roads, dirt roads and maybe single track trail.
                Meet: To be decided. Registration for this run is free and the run will be followed by refreshments and a raffle for a coveted Crested Butte Mountain
                Runners miniature turkey.

* These events are not Mountain Runners events and require additional entry fees.

$25 annual membership in the Crested Butte Mountain Runners includes entry into all runs except as noted above. Non members pay $5 per run.  Refreshments are provided after each run but runners should carry their own food and drink while running if necessary. Information an all runs may be obtained from Martin Catmur at (970) 275-7763.

Run to win! The Paradox Footwear Mountain Runners raffle. Win a pair of shoes.
Attend four or more Mountain Runners runs and be entered into the end of season raffle. Your name is entered after you have attended (or directed) four runs. At the final run we will draw names for two pairs of trail shoes from Paradox Footwear. When you are in the market for a pair of shoes, check out the selection at Paradox Footwear at 428 Elk Ave in Crested Butte.
 
Some runs are located on the Gunnison National Forest under permit from the Forest Service USDA.
Some runs are held on Crested Butte Land Trust (CBLT) property. No part of the fee for this activity is being paid to CBLT; CBLT is permitting the described activity to occur on CBLT lands free of charge.