North of Crested Butte, the Lupine Trail is a new 3.5 mile mountain bike trail of moderate difficulty. The eastern trailhead is off Gothic Road on Saddle Ridge Road. The Lupine Trail runs west for 1.7 miles to an County Road that leads north up to the old Cloud City townsite or down to Slate River Road (CR734). If you turn right heading north up the dirt county road, after about 0.6 miles, the Lupine Trail contines to the left heading west another 1.2 miles down to Slate River Road (CR734). At Slate River Road, you could either turn left heading south back to town, or you can turn right heading north to the Lower Loop Trail.
To reach the eastern trailhead of the Lupine Trail from town at the 4-Way, head north on SR135 (aka 6th Street) to Teocalli Avenue. Turn right heading east to the Rec Path. Follow the Rec Path north up the mountain toward Mount Crested Butte. Just past Washington Creek Road, turn up onto SR135 and head back towards Crested Butte briefly. Turn right up Saddle Ridge Road to the end and enter the signed Lupine Trail. The Lupine Trail runs west down to Slate River Road.