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Ryan Degnim
(rdegnim) - F
Backpacking Ideas for Crested Butte on 07/01/2010 17:03:17 MDT Print View

Hi I will be living in Gunnison Colorado starting in January 2011. During early May 2011 I will be looking to do some backpacking in the Crested Butte area. Preferably a 4 to 5 day trip. Any ideas or suggestions on where to go and what to see. Routes, Passes, Peaks, Trail Loops, etc. Anyone been backpacking in this area or live there? Thanks
Ryan.

Phil Barton
(flyfast) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma
Re: Backpacking Ideas for Crested Butte on 07/02/2010 09:05:25 MDT Print View

Ryan, there are so many places within an easy reach of Gunnison. Try the Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail for starters. Have a blast!

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Backpacking Ideas for Crested Butte on 07/02/2010 09:34:48 MDT Print View

Crested Butte? Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness Area has many options. Check out the Four Pass Loop, although early May might be too early for that...

Edited by jdw01776 on 07/02/2010 09:39:52 MDT.

Tim Heckel
(ThinAir) - M

Locale: 6237' - Manitou Springs
West Elk on 07/06/2010 16:37:37 MDT Print View

The West Elk wilderness is right there and is seldom mentioned. We did a 3 day loop, that included an ascent of West Elk Peak, and saw one person. The area has some unusual-for-Colorado geology.
Here is a URL to the pictures from our trip there:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/gallery/sharing/shareRedirectSwitchBoard.jsp?token=397354724905%3A1227804724&sourceId=533754321803&cm_mmc=eMail-_-Share-_-Photos-_-Sharee