July 5 was my day in Crested Butte for a solid solo hike. I decided to try the Scarp Ridge Middle Loop, listed as 4.6 miles roundtrip with about 1,500 feet of elevation gain, topping out at around 12,216 feet for a nice view of the surroundings.
I struggled a bit on the initial ascent before eventually finding my groove. Seven months in Texas have definitely compromised my ability to function at altitude. But three hours including time for pictures wasn't an unacceptable amount of time in which to complete the hike. Check another one off the list of 65 Scenic Crested Butte Day Hikes!