Sandy Wash

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.40 out of 5
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Intermediate
3
miles

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↑ 0 ft
↓ 900 ft
6,707
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Sandy Wash begins at the bottom/junction of Charlie’s Cutoff, Homestead Trail, and Blackjack. From there, it descends 3 miles down to the main gated forest road that runs up along Buffalo Creek.

This is, in my opinion, the hands-down best decent at Buffalo Creek! Can anyone say flow?! While other trails have washed out sandy turns that are hard to rail, the dirt (for the most part) on Sandy Wash is actually LESS gravelly, and even if some sections are gravelly all of the turns have been perfectly banked and bermed by the passage of tires over the years that this trail just holds you in and begs you to go faster and faster and faster! Sandy Wash is a must-ride descent if you are in the Buffalo Creek area, and if you park down at the bottom of the Buffalo Creek forest road, this is the most convenient and most fun way to return to your car.
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ June 7, 2012
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
  djeneration   on Apr 11, 2015
  jenncalaway   on Jul 12, 2014
  arouil1   on Jun 20, 2014
  stacilynn   on May 3, 2014
  DanK_NoCo   on Sep 9, 2013
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November 21, 2014
 
Review: I have ridden Sandy Wash a few times. It always takes me a moment (a few curves) on top to get a feel for it. After that though, it is one rippin' DH. Very smooth, but very fun. It's a great trail to chase one another. Somehow strangely enough, it seems to me that all the lose scree just adds to the fun of this trail. This trail is a hoot.

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September 14, 2014
 
Review: Sandy Wash is just steep enough to keep you rolling downhill, but not steep enough to be threatening or to cramp your hands from excessive brake use. It's just fun and flowy over an extended distance.

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February 12, 2014
 
Review: Yes, it is fun riding down this route but you have to pay the price by climbing back the other side. Still, I'd do it again next time.

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November 21, 2014
 
Review: I'm learning to enjoy my climbs at least for the exercise but also for the technical improvement. Mostly I am learning to enjoy climbs because that is when you can take in the beauty of creation. Buff Creek has a bit of that.

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January 22, 2014
 
Review: Crazy fun!! The speed you can carry is unbelievable. Fast flowy trail, hats off to whoever cut this trail.

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June 14, 2013
 
Review: Great downhill, but not as fun as Charlie's Cutoff. Great, twisty turns and smaller obstacles on the way but nothing crazy. This downhill can get fast and fun all the way down to the creek.

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December 2, 2012
 
Review: After Charlie's Cutoff and Homestead, the same great flowy descent continues!
Some great little obstacle mazes and steep steps. Like on Charlie's, I was pushed to the edge of my comfort zone on my rigid bike, but nothing crazy.
A bit sandy indeed in places!

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August 27, 2012
 
Review: Sandy Wash is a great trail. Depending on when you ride it, it can be pretty sandy. But the majority of the trail is smooth descent and fast. Make sure you take a quick left just before you hit the road at the bottom for and added nice section of trail that will take you out even further down the road.

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August 26, 2012
 
Review: This descent simply can't be beat. Super flowy, good speed, and some very interesting scenery. Riding through the dead forest is a little eerie, but it makes for an awesome atmosphere for ripping back down to the trailhead. Remember that Sandy Wash meets up with Buffalo Creek Road twice—when you see it the first time, turn left and continue on Sandy Wash for a cool above-road section.

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August 20, 2012
 
Review: Great little downhill at the bottom of Homestead and Blackjack. Not too sandy and plenty of room for decent speed.

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June 7, 2012
 
Review: As you can tell from my description above, this is a five-star flowy descent! There are a couple of rocks, but for the most part it is just smooth and fast!

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Sandy Wash MTB Trail 4.40 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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