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Evolution Bike Park
The Evolution Bike Park was established at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2009. Since the beginning, it has been designed to meet the needs of all riders; from beginners on two wheels to gravity experts. The Bike Park has a diverse network of trails that now contains over 30 miles of singletrack on the resort; both lift served downhill trails and cross country rides that connect to some of the legendary rides in and around Crested Butte. The Evolution Bike Park also offers services such as Scott demo bike rentals, bike guides for the bike park and lessons. There is also a bike wash in the base area, a tune station and a skills zone. Click here for deals.
Each year, the trail crew continues to evolve the bike park with more trails, new sections of trail and maintenance to offer great riding at the resort to compliment 750 miles of mountain biking that the Gunnison Valley has to offer.
Base Area Skills Zone
Come build your skill-base or sharpen your fundamentals in the Skill Zone. Choose from a pump track to beginner singletrack and learn what sort of obstacles you’ll find on the mountain.
Red Lady Skills Zone
This area is a singletrack loop that has a variety of skill building obstacles for beginners and intermediates that helps riders prepare for the trails in the Bike Park. These features build upon what riders encounter in the Base Area Skills Zone and gives riders another chance to practice or warm-up prior to descending the mountain.
Downhill Designated Trails
Easiest – Green Circle
Awakening & Lower Awakening
Rollers and berms is the theme throughout this piece of trail that travels through beautiful meadows and aspen forest. A great introduction to excavated trails.
A super fun first trip down the Evolution Bike Park. Hotdogger connects the top of the Red Lady Express to Lower Awakening via beautiful forest and meadows in the Smith Hill area. This is a machine built trail to offer a wider tread for novice riders and some adaptive bikes. Gradients are consistent with other beginner trails in the Bike Park.
The final stretch into the base area. Rolling flow all the way back to the lift.
Intermediate – Blue Square
Inspired by CBMR’s own Adaptive Sport Center hand cyclists, Luge is a gravity assisted trail that flows through moderate terrain featuring man made berms and rollers mixed in with natural obstacles. This trail is a great place for riders to get comfortable on their bike before heading to more advanced trails.
This trail follows fun undulating natural terrain and is a great introduction to jumping your bike.
Featuring three small-to-medium sized jumps, Sharpshooter is a short trail that splits off of Downtime and leads to the base of the Red Lady Express Lift.
A short piece of trail that provides better access to the 5 Way/Ten Peaks trails (Painterboy, Awakening, Prospector, Woods, Crusader and Columbine).
This trail parallels Awakening and has very few straight lines as it swerves, curves and corners around aspens and through open meadows. A great next step from Hotdogger and Awakening this trail is machine built and packed full of shapely berms and jumps for maximum fun.
Advanced – Black Diamond
A difficult trail that offers numerous wooden features, jumps and drops. Woods Trail (like its name) cruises through a heavily wooded forest and features a large wall ride.
Crusader features wooden drop features and manmade berms. The first half is tight and curvy through the woods. Riders will find wooden walls and buffed out berms. The Second half features a flowy trail with a very lippy large jump line at the finish.
A fast and flowing trail through awesome natural terrain with a variety of dirt and wood features to keep you smiling.
An alternate finish to the popular Timeline trail this fast flowing trail offers an additional 13 dirt and wood features before connecting to either Avery or Downtime.
Avery was the site of the downhill racecourse for the Mountain States Cup and Pro GRT. Avery throws a little bit of everything your way as you descend through pine forest, rock gardens, fast open terrain and manmade jumps.
The result of two talented trail builders who are not afraid to move large rocks all day in order to create a unique piece of track that is like riding the top of a stone wall through a maze of boulders and aspen forest. A short but awesome addition to the trail network that creates an option within Avery and after Psycho Rocks brought to you by the genius of Tulip and Steinwand.
Expert – Double Black Diamond
Begin on Avery and head left shortly from the start. Psycho Rocks is the Evolution Bike Park’s most technical trail and starts with a series of technical features and then fast and flowing trail until Psycho Rocks where riders must be prepared to select lines through massive boulders and extensive bridging.
A true downhill race course that throws a little bit of everything at riders and racers. Fast sections, technical sections and physically demanding sections, all combine while traveling through unique and awesome terrain. A true challenge on natural terrain.
Easiest – Green Circle
Flowing singletrack that connects to the top of the Red Lady Express. A great starting point for lift accessed mountain biking.
This local favorite takes riders through fields of wildflowers and stands of aspen trees and can be accessed by the Red Lady Express.
Intermediate – Blue Circle
The name says it all. Meander your way through beautiful mountain landscapes on excellent singletrack that overlooks the East River Valley. This trail also connects in with the Snodgrass Trailhead.
A section of singletrack that adds to Meander and allows riders to stay on the trail all the way to Gothic Road near the Snodgrass Trailhead. Don’t miss amazing views of the East River Valley on this section of trail!
A connection between Lower Meander and the Prospector trail that allows riders to loop back up into the Bike Park without riding pavement.
A cross country trail that descends and winds its way from the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks to the bottom of the Gold Link Lift. This trail is a nice steady climb back up to the Umbrella Bar from Deer Pass and Meander trails.
Wind your way up Columbine Hill through grassy meadows and aspen forest. From the top of Columbine trail loop around Horseshoe and Westside for a longer ride, or explore one of the many other great options back to the base area.
Advanced – Black Diamond
Upper Westside, Westside & Lower Westside
Westside is an epic piece of singletrack. Amazing sections of flowing trail through aspen and dark pine forest are the highlight of this ride. Plenty of technical challenges make this a true Rocky Mountain bike trail.
A piece of singletrack that allows riders to connect the Bike Park to town all on singletrack trail. The high point of this trail is on West Side just above the West Wall Top Terminal and the low point intersect with the Upper Loop.
Uphill Bike & 2-Way Hike Trails
Up and Away
A singletrack trail leaving the base area providing bikers with access to other multi-use trails without encountering downhill traffic. This trail is also used for hiking access.