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Cement Creek Trailhead (Crested Butte side of Elk Mountains)
ELEVATON: 9,240 feet
GPS: 38.834672 106.826832 (Cement Creek Ranch)
USGS MAPS: Hayden Peak, Aspen, Pearl Pass, Cement Mountain, Crested Butte, Gothic


From the town of Crested Butte, drive 6.5 miles SE on Highway 135. Turn left off the highway on the well-signed Cement Creek Road (Gunnison County Road 740). In the experience of HutSki.com's writers, snow closure on this road varies greatly from year to year. Ideally, snow closure will be at a gate (9,240 feet) near Cement Creek Ranch 4.57 miles from the highway. The road may be plowed by a private party for some distance past here, but sadly the gate may remain locked so the unworthy glisser must walk the plowed road.

To add confusion, because of political vagaries associated with these sorts of road issues, it is HutSki.com's opinion that you may find snow closure closer to the highway, possibly at the Cement Creek Campground 3.5 miles from the highway (9,000 feet). You can usually get to the campground with 2-wheel-drive, but the road narrows and steepens considerably past there, and you’ll need 4-wheel-drive if it’s icy. Using a snowmobile for access can work well on Cement Creek Road, which is a popular snowmobile trail.


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