Located in Colorado, the cross country skiing in Crested Butte offers more than a half-dozen beautiful cross-country ski trails. The best Crested Butte cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Crested Butte Nordic Center, Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Slate River / Oh-Be-Joyful, Kebler Pass System, and Cement Creek. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Crested Butte cross country skiing trail below.
Northwest of Gunnison and west of Crested Butte, the Lily Lake Nordic Trail System is a 10km trail network for cross country skiing. During the month of November, the Crested Butte Nordic Center grooms the trail network for classical and skate skiing under a special use permit from the Gunnison National Forest.