Earlier this month we decided to do a last minute trip to Crested Butte over July 4th holiday. Luck was on our side as we were able to find lodging that would accommodate our dog, Edna. We drove from Boulder and arrived late evening (next time, we will get an early start so we don’t miss the beautiful drive).
Our first hike was Judd Falls Trail. This was a fairly quick 2.5 mile out and back trail not far from Crested Butte. We did see some wildflowers, but were told the wildflowers are scarce this year due to lack of rain.
The next day we decided to drive over Kebler Pass and hike Three Lakes Trail. The drive was beautiful with many large Aspen tree groves. I can only image how spectacular it would be in the Fall.
The hike was nice – very shady, fairly flat and about 1.5 miles out and back. Perfect for Edna since she is not much of a hiker. We only saw a two groups of other hikers and had great weather, cloud coverage and some sprinkles.
Crested Butte is such a beautiful area and we hope to visit again soon!