Hike: Crested Butte

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Crested Butte: Slate River Valley

To hike the many Slate River Valley trails: from Crested Butte’s main intersection, travel toward the ski area (Gothic Road), turning left at the cemetery after crossing the Slate River onto Road 734. Several miles north, you will see a parking area (past Nicholson Lake- private) and campsite down on the river. This area is the main jumping off point for the Oh-Be-Joyful area.

USGS Topographic Maps Links:

Crested Butte



Mount Axtell

Pearl Pass

Cement Mountain


Basecamp Crested Butte Link

Oh-Be-Joyful #835
(Slate River Valley)

The Scarp Ridge Traverse
(Slate River Valley)

Scarp Ridge Trail
(Slate River Valley)

Mt. Emmons Trail
(Slate River Valley)

(Slate River Valley)