Buffalo Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.30 out of 5
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Intermediate
14
miles

Singletrack
↑ 9,600 ft
↓ 9,000 ft
7,386
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Wow, this trail is awesome. I had high expectations after riding the Green Mountain and Morrison Creek sections off the nearby Colorado trail and Buffalo Creek didn't disappoint. The climb on Buffalo Creek road is nice and steady as it follows the stream up.
Baldy trail takes you through some burned out sections of forest and over a short stretch of slickrock as you near the top of the climb (about 1000 feet by the time it's all done). The singletrack downhills on this trail are amazing, especially Charlie's Cutoff with more slickrock sections and some hairy turns through some cool rock formations. Sandy Wash has some nice banked turns and some technical sections near the top (parts of this go through some more burned out forest sections). When you're back down to the road you'll be amazed at how much downhill you got out of that easy little climb. Awesome, you gotta try this trail!
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ May 15, 2004
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (14)
System Trails (14)
Buck Gulch
Morrison / Shinglemill Creek
Baldy Trail
Blackjack / Raspberry Ridge
Sandy Wash
Gashouse Gulch
Homestead
Charlie's Cutoff
Buffalo Burn Trail
Miller Gulch
Nice Kitty
Skipper
Strawberry Jack
Little Scraggy
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Reviews (110)
 


March 26, 2015
 
Review: Easily accessible from Denver on any day of the week. There is a huge system of trails to get lost in for hours. Dippin the toes in the creek at the end of a long ride is oh so sweet. If you are riding on the weekend, get there early. Parking lot fills up quickly and hikers and bikers become less patient with each other as the day progresses.

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February 3, 2015
 
Review: This is one of my favorite trails in the front range! Great ride with the wife. A steep climb from buck gulch, but nothing technical. We went down Charlie's cutoff to strawberry jack and it was a great cruiser with enough obstacles to keep me entertained while my wife loved getting more confident on smaller obstacles.

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October 14, 2014
 
Review: what a ride. It snowed two days ago, and now the soil is perfectly dry and tacky!

We did the Rasberry Ridge/black jack extension. What a waiste of riding time! Black jack is pure non sense. I'm skilled, but that's just no fun at all.
fortunatly, we ended the whole thing via Sandy Wash: that putted the smile back on our face!

EPIC!

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October 5, 2014
 
Review: This trail is a loose sandy pea gravel, which is either loved or hated. Personally I loved it. This trial system is pretty amazing. I haven't crossed anything too technical but I still have yet to explore every trail. The uphills take some stamina but it all seemed to be doable. The work payed off on the flowing downhills. Less crowded than most of the front range trails I've been on. Definitely my favorite so far from the ones I've ridden. White Ranch, North Table, Apex, Red Rocks.

Similar Trail: Apex, Sugar Bottom in Iowa

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September 10, 2014
 
Review: Baldy > Miller > Charlie's > Sandy Wash.

7 mile uphill though the first 3.9 were, as I recall, pretty slight and on the main road. Grinder up Baldy and then some really fun downhill, another 7 miles or so. A great trail to ride with some buddies if the weather is nice. I'm pretty inexperienced but this is the best trail I've rode yet in Colorado (so Apex, Green Mtn., and a few in Vail).

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September 2, 2014
 
Review: Only did around Strawberry Jack, Homestead, Charlie's Cutoff and then asked a couple of guys if the whole trail system was like this to which they replied yes. By "this" I mean is it all fairly loose pea gravel stuff. I will be back to see the rest of the system for myself but if it's all pea gravel crap I will have to downgrade rating to like a 2.
Who wants to ride on this loose crap?? I want a hardpack dirt trail please. I love Alderfer/3 sisters and Matthews/Winters Park.

Similar Trail: not sure, hopefully not many more with the pea gravel which is so confidence-inspiring isn't it?

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August 31, 2014
 
Review: Absolutely my most favorite place to ride. Amazing views, well maintained trails, not crowded. Bring lots of water and study the map before you venture out. My only suggestion for improvement is better marking of the trails. My GPS was spotty out here so definitely make sure you have a good idea where you're headed. Major uphill climbs are always rewarded with fantastic downhills.

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August 13, 2014
 
Review: Flowy and speedy! Wow I still dream about this place, it's just simply amazing. So many fast trails connected so that you can make your own day however you want. On many occasions I was pushing my bike to its limit by flying my back tire around the banked corners sticking it just in time to not send me flying off. Also the people who maintain it are amazing. Definitely worth spending more than one day on if you have the time.

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July 19, 2014
 
Review: The biggest and best system I've ridden so far

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July 1, 2014
 
Review: Mountain Biking doesn't get much better than stringing together the loop using Nice Kitty, Colorado Trail, Green Mountain, Gashouse, Homestead, Raspberry Ridge and Sandy Wash. Ride the loop Clockwise from the BC Trail (#543)

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Buffalo Creek MTB Trail 4.30 out of 5 based on 110 ratings. 110 user reviews.
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