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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.
(83%)Heil Valley Ranch
(83%)Colorado Trail / Green Mountain
Camping nearbyBuffalo CreekMeadows Group