Buffalo Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.32 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
Local Info & Nearby Trails
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Reviews (120)
 

Bunny Hop


November 4, 2015
 
Review: Did this ride the first time at night. Wow! After we were done I needed to go back and see what it looked like during the day. Just a fun ride with great scenery. Medium climbs for a little cardio with really good, long downhill. No real tech stuff - I have yet to view Blackjack though.

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Granny Gear

September 30, 2015
 
Review: Great ride rode it mid week early very quiet, not very technical but great views nice single track, many of the curves have burms which made for a great downhill ride , a must ride.

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Granny Gear

September 29, 2015
 
Review: I came here relatively new to the sport from Florida, and mistakenly assumed an intermediate course was equal everywhere. The climb up Buck Gulch was very tough for me and resulted in lots of walking, and the resulting end run down Strawberry Jack was equally out of my league. The loose scree was something new and tough for me, and sent me off the bike a few times. Again, as a newbie from Florida I should have known better. Great track, beautiful scenery, and I'm sure doable for the average CO mtb'er but a little above my pay grade.

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Trailblazer


August 31, 2015
enasman Trailblazer  
 
Review: Amazing ride with tons of single track.

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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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Singletrack


June 12, 2015
mongwolf Singletrack  
 
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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Buffalo Creek MTB Trail 4.32 out of 5 based on 120 ratings. 120 user reviews.
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