Snodgrass trail-Washington Gulch-401 trail loop
1.7 - turn left on to doubletrack;
2.7 - turn left on to singletrack;
5.2 - find intersection with Washington Gulch Road (dirt road). Take a right and the road turns into a jeep road getting steeper;
10.5 - intersection with the trail #403 (singletrack), follow the road left, enjoy the spectacular views!;
11.4 - intersection with Paradise Basin jeep trail on the right. The jeep trail continues straight to Yule Pass. Paradise Basin Trail may be interrupted with snow fields and the remains of avalanches for a good part of the summer. If so, you may have to carry your bike over this section. If there's no snow, it is a fast bombing run to Schofield Pass.
15.2 - at the Schofield Pass intersection with a jeep road, climb on the right and find the 401 trailhead sign on the left. The trail starts with very steep climbing smooth singletrack. Climbing soon gets easier and you'll reach a fun decent on narrow and smooth single track with fabulous scenic views all the way to Gothic.
20.3 - the trail intersects with a jeep road, descending another 0.5 mi. Look for a singletrack continuation of the trail on the left. Trail climbs again for a solid mile or so but is followed by a nice smooth descent.
24.1 - another intersection with a jeep road, turn left and continue descending. After about a mile you will hit the road to Gothic turn left. Proceed back to the Crested Butte parking lot about 6 miles. Road is frequently used, so watch for motorized vehicle traffic.
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