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2018-06-16  
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Judd Falls TrailWest, AZ
West, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2018
friendofThundergod
Hiking2.69 Miles 618 AEG
Hiking2.69 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   1.99 mph
618 ft AEG
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We had a five hour break between our morning matches and evening matches so we took the boys up to Crested Butte for a short hike.

Crested Butte is an amazing area and maybe one of my new favorite areas in Colorado, in terms of setting and surrounding scenery. The hike was short and straightforward with a nice destination at the end. My miles reflect some scrambling to see the waterfalls, but most people will be satisfied with ending at the nice little overlook with a bench. The trail is an old road and large path for the majority of the hike and only becomes a single track for the final few tenths of a mile. There is an upper trailhead and a lower trailhead. The upper trailhead will save you a half mile, but is a little tougher and requires a little more clearance. We parked the rental vans at the lower trailhead.

A short but sweet hike with a worthy destination and the boys loved it. I did my part to convey some wilderness values upon them as well and used carved up aspens as a teaching point about what not to do on trails and corrected a couple of boys that were going to leave some spilled goldfish on the ground at the waterfall viewing point.

I will write a little description up for the trail and attach an official route when I get to a PC. Posted more pics than needed, but wanted to preserve the special moment a little more for myself. It really is a great feeling to introduce the outdoors to a group of kids who don’t make it out of the valley much.
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