Buffalo Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.31 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 (116)
 

Bunny Hop

July 5, 2015
mlinde Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Everything was dry except the fire road headed up to Tramway. Tramway climb was in great shape and the sandy/kitty litter sections were not too slippery.

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Trailblazer

June 21, 2015
 
Review: Only got to do a couple of the loops. Very nice on top but the climb can be difficult for less experienced riders.

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Doubletrack

June 12, 2015
mongwolf Doubletrack  
 
Review: Rode Buff Creek a couple of days ago just after a big rain. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was the first time I have ridden BC when the scree was wet. The downhills were simple amazing.

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Gramcounter

June 2, 2015
 
Review: Some of my favorite riding in Colorado. Especially so close to the front range. Climbs are persistant, but manageable. And most of these trails are super smooth and fast. A hard tail riders dream. My favorite part of this trail system is the amount of miles you can put in. I would recommend this trail to anyone.

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May 18, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: As a cross-country mountain bike rider, I've always held that this would be one of the best places in the country to ride a mountain bike, if only the trails themselves weren't so crappy. By this I mean that the trails are composed of loose, sandy gravel that makes your wheels spin out on the climbs and forces you to ride very conservatively and timid on the descents because your tire can wash out on this loose sandy gravel at any second, causing you to crash. The pros of this trail network are: its accessibility to Denver, extensive trail network (can string together a 45 mile ride without riding the same trail twice) and the surrounding scenery, which can offer 360 degree views in some spots due to the burned forest terrain. But as a mountain biker who prefers tacky fun dirt that you can rip, I have to give this place just 3 stars due to the poor quality of the trails. Buff Creek is a great place for a beginner mountain biker looking to get into the sport.

Similar Trail: The gravel parking lot behind your office.

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April 24, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: sweet ride

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Poseur

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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Bunny Hop

February 3, 2015
kaseytea Bunny Hop  
 
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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Poseur

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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Gramcounter

October 5, 2014
b45t4rd0 Gramcounter  
 
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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Buffalo Creek MTB Trail 4.31 out of 5 based on 116 ratings. 116 user reviews.
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