Colorado, Block and Tackle Trail

State: Colorado
Location: Gunnison National Forest
Length, One-Way: 3 miles
Trail Type: Out and Back
Minimum Elevation: 10100 feet
Maximum Elevation: 11150 feet
Elevation Change: 2000 feet
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Usage: Moderate


Colorado River View

Trail Information

The Block and Tackle Trail leaves East Brush Road heading to the east. The trail is relatively short, only three miles, but you will gain nearly 2,000 feet in that distance. This trail climbs to a ridge (el. 11,150 feet). At the ridge, the Block and Tackle Trail intersects the Double Top Trail. From the ridge, the trail then descends to Cement Creek Road. This trail is an excellent route between Brush Creek and Cement Creek.

Caution: This is a multi-use trail and motorcycle traffic may be encountered.
From Crested Butte to Brush Creek Access:
Take Highway 135 for 2 miles south of Crested Butte to Brush Creek Road (Forest Road 738). Go eight miles east on Brush Creek Road. Then drive another two miles east on East Brush Creek Road (Forest Road 738.2B).

From Crested Butte to Cement Creek:
Drive seven miles south of Crested Butte on Highway 135 to Cement Creek Road. Turn onto Cement Creek Road and drive 12 miles north to the trailhead.

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