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Trail 421

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 3.7 (3)

A rocky and steep ascent to Scarp Ridge.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

11,841' 3,609 m

High

11,013' 3,357 m

Low

828' 252 m

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0' 0 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Trail 421 starts approximately a 1/2 mile up the trail on Trail 419. Look for multiple rock cairns and the trail splitting off to the right near some slickrock. Follow the trail steeply at times up the side of a grassy hillside.

Eventually, the trail switchbacks steeply up to the top to join Scarp Ridge Trail. If ascending this trail, you'll be working hard! Don't be discouraged, however, because the views along Scarp Ridge Trail at the top are fantastic and some of the best in the valley.

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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 3 votes

#38

in Crested Butte

#23226

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  3.7 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#38

in Crested Butte

#1,862

in Colorado

#23,226

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Photos

View of the Ruby Range from top of the ridge
Jul 31, 2019 near Crested…, CO
Ascending trail 421.
Sep 17, 2015 near Crested…, CO
Ascending to the ridge with Ruby Owen and Purple in the background
Sep 15, 2015 near Crested…, CO

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