Shorty Loopy Loop Cues

Start: Rock N Roll Sports, if doing GD, sign in at start and finish.

  • Go South past Loves on S. 12th St. (Loves is open 24 hours)
  • Turn Right/West onto Rio Grande Ave
  • Just before intersection with Hwy 50 go Left/South between Schmaltz and Motel.
  • Immediately Turn Right onto gravel road. Pass RV Dump, Follow Fenceline/Path.
  • Stay on bike path as it curves around airport fence, to Gold Basin/CR 38, Take 38 as it goes East, Then South.
  • Mile 3.9: Turn into Hartman’s Rocks Recreation Area.
  • Take Trail next to bathroom, climb Jack’s Trail, pass thru cattle guard veer Left.
  • Top Out, Short DH on Dirt Road, veer Left.
  • Climb up “mainstreetRD3525 for just 1/4 of mile or so
  • Turn right/west up becks trail, Top Out/Wiggle Left/Then Right onto Rocky Ridge.
  • Take RR up & over. Veer Left/South at intersection.
  • Climb up Broken shovel trail, Turn Right/W/SW onto dirt road.
  • Take Dirt Road 3570 W/SW to RD3550 to Back In trail to RD3575
  • Turn Left/South onto Outback trail, At End of Trail, Veer Left back onto Rd3550 and descend.
  • Stay LEFT/South at intersection of roads. Take another Left onto Skull Bypass Trail
  • At end of Skull Bypass, turn Left/South onto old double track, after 1/4 mile look for trail on right
  • Mile 11.5: Cross tiny plank bridge over S. Beaver Creek, take ghosty trail North along creek
  • Turn hard Left/SW onto Aberdeen Loop/east side, Climb, Roll, Climb.
  • Mile 17.7: Hit Dirt Road 3585, Turn Right/West. Continue past West Side of Aberdeen, stay on dirt road towards Uncompahgre Peak.
  • Turn Left onto RD3054.
  • Pass Seasonal Spring, at cow trough. Stay Right and curl Northward/DH.
  • Merge with RD3043/CR31 Continue North to Hwy 149
  • Mile 24: Take Hwy 149 N/East to HWY 50, Take 50 east thru river canyon.
  • Turn Left onto Dirt Rd3113 and climb above single trailer home.
  • Descend, turning R/North and climb up Beaver Creek Valley
  • Mile 30: Turn Right onto RD3089/Steers Gulch and Climb out of Valley. Begin LONG Hard Climb!!! Stay Left and on main Rd, Climb and Climb!!!
  • Mile 37.7: Pass Thru Gate/Cattle Guard, RD becomes FSRD 726. Climb, Roll, Climb.
  • Mile 45.25: Top Out!!! Take a break and look around, one of my favorite spots.
  • Turn Right at end of RD, into trees, look for vague trail thru the grass.
  • Descend Little Mill Trail455 steep, gnarly, downed trees, be careful!
  • Mile 47.83: Hit “ditch trail” turn Left/North, follow ditch.
  • Turn Right/North off ditch trail down last of Little Mill/Lowline descend steeply
  • 48.8: Hit RD450/Mill Creek Rd, Turn Right/West, DH. RD becomes RD3118.
  • 52.25 Hit Paved RD730, Turn Left/North, stay Left/NW.  55.6: 730 turns to dirt.
  • 59.6 Pass Spring, great water source, on the right after a short DH.
  • Climb Ohio Pass, 10,056′
  • 68: Top Out, descend towards Kebler Pass, Just before merging, look for trail dropping right into willows, Take Wagon Trail 606, across meadow, thru double track, cross Kebler, continue on Wagon Trail 606.
  • Merge onto Kebler CR12, DH into Crested Butte.
  • 74.5 CB!!! take any way thru CB that works. Short Loopers head West on Elk as you exit town to get to Tony’s Trail.
  • Climb Tony’s, Turn Right/South onto Upper Loop.
  • Take Upper Upper to Whetstone Vista to Left Onto Brush Creek Rd.
  • Climb Brush Creek Rd 738 heading West/NW.
  • Mile 83.5 At Switchback going left, take single track to the Right, Death Pass, after about a mile, merge back onto main rd.
  • RD becomes Brush Creek Trail 400. Climb and climb up steep, sometimes loose and potentially heartbreaking trail, all the way up to 12,300′!
  • 92: Top Out onto Star Pass, holy moly look at where you are!!!
  • Descend steeply off East Side, after only 1/4 mile or so look for intersection going Right/South, Traverse on Crystal Peak Trail 583 to another high point. Descend Steeply for 2.4 miles.
  • Turn Right/South onto Cement Creek Rd 740
  • At Hunter Hill Intersection, leave Cement Creek RD, Cross Creek, take Cement Creek Trail, rolling descent, along open valley.
  • Trail hits Cement Creek RD, Turn Left, Climb Switchbacks. After 3rd switchback, Leave RD, look for bike tracks. Climb/Traverse on Trail back to RD, Turn Right On Reno Divide Rd 759, Climb!
  • 105: Top out, Continue straight, pass thru gate, look for Flag Creek Trail to the East.
  • Descend Flag Creek. At T intersection Turn Right/S, Cross Creek, Climb.
  • Top Out on Bear Trail 415, Turn onto RD, Roll along to continue on Bear Trail 415, Mile 112.5, descend.
  • 114.7: Veer Left/South onto Deadman’s Trail 420. Descend crossing the creek many times.
  • 115.5: Stay Left at intersection with Rosebud, trail becomes rough double track, RD744.2c.
  • Hit Spring Creek Rd744, Turn Left/N/NE up wide gravel road. In about 1/2 a mile look for a road crossing the creek on the right.
  • Drop off main road and cross creek, begin climbing Dr’s Park Rd454. Climb!
  • 120.5 Top out on Road454, start Singletrack, TRL424.
  • 120.75 Turn left and climb the “bypass“, Top Out in an amazing high point, drop in to the right, begin a rolling set of ups and downs as you work back to the north.
  • Merge back in with Dr’s Park Trail, Descend!!!
  • 128.5: Hit North Bank Campground. Turn Right and ride out thru CG
  • 129: Turn Left on Taylor Canyon RD(paved), Cross River, look for next Right.
  • 129.3: Leave Taylor, headed South/Right on RD585/One Mile. Begin really tough climb. (Next 10 miles are stupid hard, it is the only real dirt route back to gunny, so we take it!)
  • 131.5: Pass CT Spur Sign, follow contouring single tracks whenever possible!!!
  • 132.5: Cross Beaver Creek(another different beaver creek) Continue on main rd, climbing steeply and descending steeply, over and over.
  • 137: Hike A Bike Singletrack, veers off to the Right. Steep cow trail that cuts off a bunch more stupid rd.
  • 138.2: Top Out, hit Lost Canyon Rd743. Descend to the West. After 1/2 Mile look for RD to the Left with Green Gate!!!!! Pass Around gate and turn downstream, look for ghosty trail following creek on other side.
  • 138.7: Descend old CT Spur Trail. Vague, but still there.
  • Cross Road continue on fence line trail with no motorized sign. Hit high point, cross fence, turn right and then left onto RD604.1a. Descend. Look for CT spur Signs.
  • 141.5: Veer Left, climb to gain ridge. Now on top looking across Signal Mesa and the last 11 miles or so to get to Gunny. From here stay on ridge, rolling along trending towards the Right/West. Staying on RD3108. Pass thru many gates, some may be open.
  • Pass CT Spur Sign, Turn Right and cross another gate. Look for Right onto unmarked single track, look for bike tracks! Begin rolling, twisting descent on “first woods” trail.
  • Hit Saddle with road, continue Left/NW on more trail, “shoelace” after another 1/2 mile cross road, continue on more twisty tight single track. Curl to the Right and back onto the main double track. Roll along “Ridge” double track, looking over the Gunnison River valley to the west. Descend.
  • 149.5: At saddle look for unsigned trail dropping to the left, “rasta gulch” is super fun, descend. At Intersection at Bottom, Veer Right. Take Contour Trail 3213 Right/West.
  • After roll over, stay left, climb slight rise, stay left again on CT Spur. Descend old doubletrack. Look for trail descending off to the left. Hit Road, either take gravel path down and under Hwy, or exit to Campus thru gate in fence due West.
  • 153: Gunny. Take any way you wish back to Rock N Roll, sign in with your time. Go get a cold one and some rest. Nice work!
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  • All Milage Approximate, Descriptions are the best I can do, conditions are bound to change.

2 thoughts on “Shorty Loopy Loop Cues

  1. Thanks for putting on such a fun race!!! It had a distinctly Jefe feel to it! Your efforts are much appreciated! Great job!!!

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