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Trail-running in Crested Butte, Colorado, 4 days

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Join certified guides as they lead you on this highly enjoyable and stunning 4-day trail running trip in Crested Butte, Colorado, where you will run through some of the most incredibly beautiful backcountry that Colorado has to offer, all while learning skills and techniques needed to improve your running.



4 Days





* Trail run around the gorgeous and tranquil Colorado backcountry

* Run through fields of wildflowers, high mountain passes and alpine ridges

* Learn skills and techniques to improve your running form and confidence


I will guide you on this 4-day trail running adventure in Crested Butte, Colorado, as we traipse and travail through the superb and sublime landscape, scenery and terrain of the Colorado countryside, passing fields of wildflowers, high mountain passes and alpine ridges, whilst learning about new and different running skills and techniques to improve your running confidence and form.

Crested Butte is located high up in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and is a well-renowned destination for outdoor activity enthusiasts. There are numerous wildflowers in the fields around the town, one of the few places in the country with such flora.

We will meet on day 1 in the quaint and rustique town of Crested Butte, and straight away we will head off for a run close to the town, featuring awesome views of the Rockies and the Aspen forests.

Day 2 involves running through some of the most diverse scenery in the area, as we wind our way through fields of wildflowers, alpine ridges and amazing peaks.

Day 3 is the highlight of the trip for many, as we indulge in the well-worn path between Crested Butte and Aspen, with the tranquil, peaceful and idyllic Colorado countryside constantly taking the breath away.

We finish our adventure on day 4 with the fun and adventurous Scarp Ridge Loop, taking in more flowers, ridges and peaks, with the added bonus of relaxing nearby some mesmerizing and sumptuous lakes and cascading waterfalls.

Hopefully by the end of your trip you will have improved your trail-running skills, techniques, form and confidence, and also fallen even more in love with this slice of backcountry Colorado paradise.

Experience the raw natural beauty of Colorado in fit and healthy manner – book now to give it a go!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Price is per person in a group.


Day 1: Meet, Run

Meet in Crested Butte, run close to town with views of the Rockies and Aspen Forests.

Day 2: The Elks Traverse

Run through fields of wildflowers, alpine ridges and mountain peaks.

Day 3: Crested Butte to Aspen

Run between Crested Butte and Aspen.

Day 4: Scarp Ridge Loop

Run past wildflower fields, ridges, peaks, lakes and waterfalls.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

We are the only locally owned guiding service in Crested Butte, Colorado. Owned and operated by Ben and Janae Pritchett since 2006, the team at Colorado Backcountry is made up of exceptional guides with extensive experience in the mountains around Crested Butte.

We love the nature around here and want to treat it with respect. At Colorado Backcountry, we travel soflty, always trying to minimize our impact.

We specialize in private, tailor-made trips. We adapt our goals to your needs and expectations and can provide anything from scenic family tours, to intensive skills clinics to adventure-filled day and multi-day trips.





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