Jr. Wildflower Classic Race Descriptions & Maps

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Course Maps and Descriptions below:

U18 (ages 14-17) Course (9 am Start):

Neutral start at Tommy V Field (behind Crested Butte Community School) to Perimeter Trail where racers will access the Rec Path.  Continue up Rec Path to cut-off trail to Gothic Road down to Saddle Ridge, race starts at Saddle Ridge signWe will have this crossing protected by four volunteers during all race categories! Race continues on Lupine 1 up Smith Hill Road to Gunsight Connector Trail. Proceed to the Gunsight Bridge via the steep rutted trail (please use CAUTION here), up Gunsight Pass Road to Upper Lower Loop to Budd trail.  Down Budd to connect with Woods Walk trail, cut out at single track that intersects with Peanut Lake Road at driveway.  Continue down Peanut Lake Road to finish at parking pullout on the East side of the road.  RED BIBS w/RED COURSE MARKINGS

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U14 (ages 12-13) and U12 (ages 10-11) Course (9:05 and 9:10 Starts, respectively):


Neutral start at Tommy V Field (behind Crested Butte Community School) to Perimeter Trail where racers will access the Rec Path. Continue up Rec Path to cut-off trail to Gothic Road down to Saddle Ridge, race starts at Saddle Ridge sign, continue on Lupine 1 up Smith Hill Road to Lupine 2, pick up Slate River Road (with marshals) to Gunsight Bridge via the steep rutted trail (please use CAUTION here), up Gunsight Pass Road to Upper Lower Loop, back Lower Loop singletrack to Connector trail to Woods Walk. Cut out at single track that intersects with Peanut Lake Road at driveway. Continue down Peanut Lake Road to finish at parking pullout on East side of the road. BLUE BIBS w/BLUE COURSE MARKINGS FOR BOTH U14 AND U12 CATEGORIES

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U10 (ages 8-9) (9:15 Start)

Neutral start at Tommy V Field (behind Crested Butte Community School) to Perimeter Trail where racers will follow this dirt path to the Rec Path. Instead of heading up Rec Path continue to Teocalli and take a left up to 8th Street. Take a right on 8th Street to Butte Avenue where you make a left turn. Cross Gothic Road (at the STOP sign there will be a crossing guard and everyone will WALK across this road) continue over Butte Bridge, take a right to reconnect with the Perimeter Trail.  Continue to Peanut Lake Road.  Race timing will start HERE. Head up singletrack connector at driveway on the left to access Woods Walk trail.  Continue to Connector trail and proceed on Lower Loop singletrack.  Head out dirt road that parallels the Slate River and continue on Lower Lower loop trail to Gunsight Pass Road.  Head up GPR, turn off road onto Upper Lower Loop back via the WIDE PATH to Connector trail.  Continue on Woods Walk trail and cut out singletrack that intersects with Peanut Lake Road at driveway.  Continue down Peanut Lake Road to finish at parking pullout on East side of the road.  GREEN BIBS w/ GREEN COURSE MARKINGS

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U8 (ages 6 – 7) (9:20 Start)

Neutral start at Tommy V Field (behind Crested Butte Community School) to Perimeter Trail where racers will follow this dirt path to the Rec Path. Instead of heading up Rec Path continue to Teocalli and take a left up to 8th Street. Take a right on 8th Street to Butte Avenue where you make a left turn. Cross Gothic Road (at the STOP sign there will be a crossing guard and everyone will WALK across this road) continue over Butte Bridge, take a right to reconnect with the Perimeter Trail.  Continue to Peanut Lake Road.  Race timing will start HERE. Head up singletrack connector at driveway on the left to access Woods Walk trail.  Continue to Connector trail and proceed on the Lower Loop wide path.  Head out dirt road that parallels the Slate River and continue on Lower Lower loop trail to Gunsight Bridge intersection where there will be an aid station.  Turn around here and come back the same way you came.  YELLOW BIBS w/ YELLOW COURSE MARKINGS

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