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Level: Intermediate
Length: 14 mi (22.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +11,375/ -10,586 ft
Total: 910 riders

Mountain Biking Buffalo Creek

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#6 of 1,368 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#15 in the world

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!

First added by Jeff Barber on May 15, 2004. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Colorado Springs, take US 24 to Woodland Park. Turn right onto CO 67 and go to Deckers.
Continue straight onto CO 126 approximately 20 miles. Parking is on the right just before the
bridge at the Buffalo Creek Forest Service Work Center. The trail starts on Buffalo Creek road on
the left of CO 126 just over the bridge. Ride about 3 miles and turn right onto Baldy Trail and
stay on Baldy through the climb. Turn right onto Gashouse, and make your next turn right onto Miller Gulch Trail. Go left onto the Homestead trail, then right on Charlie's Cutoff. This becomes Sandy Wash trail, take this back down to Buffalo Creek Road.
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Q: Are the Buffalo Creek trails good to ride tomorrow Tuesday 4/26/2016
A: Yes!!!