Southeast of Crested Butte, the Brush Creek area is excellent for backcountry skiing with magnificent vistas of Teocalli peak. It also provides access to the lower section of the East River and Farris Creek.
Overall, Brush Creek is the 30th most popular cross country ski area of all 52 Nordic ski destinations in Colorado. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Brush Creek including Crested Butte Nordic Center, Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Slate River / Oh-Be-Joyful, Cement Creek, Kebler Pass System and Lily Lake Nordic Trail System.
Local Contacts: Crested Butte Nordic Center (970) 349-1707; Crested Butte Visitors (800) 545-4505; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; CB Mountain Guides (970) 349-5430; Crested Butte Avalanche Center (970) 349-4022.
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Hardcore
Base Camp: Crested Butte Hostel (888) 389-0588; Pioneer Cabins (970) 349-5517
Luxury Loding: Scarp Ridge Lodge, Crested Butte (866) 479-4677; Elk Mountain Lodge, Crested Butte (970) 349-7533
Breakfast Restaurant: Izzys Cafe; First Ascent Coffee Roasters
Reference Source: click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/gmug
GPS: 38.8661, -106.9051
Date Published: 12/24/2015
Date Updated: 4/6/2018
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