Cement Creek Cross Country Skiing

The 31st most popular XC Ski in Colorado.

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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 31st most popular cross country ski area of all 58 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 Contact(s):  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.

Recommended Book:  "Winter Trails Colorado" from Andy Lightbody

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

ID:  12398