Southeast of Crested Butte, Cement Creek Road is closed past the old guard station / Pioneer Guest Cabins and is great for backcountry treks east up the canyon.
To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Crested Butte, head south on SR135 to Crested Butte South. Turn left heading east on Cement Creek Road for about 1.5 miles to the winter trailhead.
Overall, Cement Creek is the 29th most popular cross country ski area of all 52 Nordic ski destinations in Colorado. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Cement Creek including Crested Butte Nordic Center, Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Slate River / Oh-Be-Joyful, Brush 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: Difficult
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: 38.81811, -106.87699
Date Published: 1/3/2016
Date Updated: 4/5/2018
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