14.5 miles
Distance
1,622 ft
Climb
-1,620 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This route includes a long easy warm up on the road then a solid climb with lots of fun to follow.

Detailed Description
A bit of work and lots of fun is a 15 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Buffalo Creek Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 1,622 ft with a max elevation of 8,031 ft then descends -1,620 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
NorCalNomad (Aug 20, 2022 at 15:59)
Definitely go down this and up Buck Gulch
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Bbfrigon (May 20, 2022 at 18:46)
I do not know why but they have cleared cut all of the trees on second half of the trail. The trail is completely exposed and will be washed away after the first big rain. Used to be a fun trail but no more. I would like to know why.
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  • + 0
misterjohn123 (Dec 17, 2021 at 23:25)
Trail Sandy Wash
a lot of swoopy turns, good flow
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misterjohn123 (Dec 17, 2021 at 23:24)
super fun, good flow/speed and enough features to keep it interesting
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feldybikes (Aug 9, 2020 at 17:55)
The top/southern section of this trail (beginning as in TF) is labeled as Homestead according to the trail signs. If the topo says gashouse that’s even more confusing. I think homestead is correct. But certainly not Strawberry Jack that trail ends at the intersection with Skipper.
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gregval (May 18, 2020 at 15:11)
Trail Baldy
FYI, the northernmost section of this trail is incorrectly named.
The section that runs NE for 0.6 miles is actually the continuation of Gashouse Gulch Trail, labeled as only "Gashouse" on the tral signs.
COMBA and USFS is working to correct on signage.
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cmcquade (Aug 20, 2021 at 0:51)
Trail Baldy
has been corrected
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gregval (May 18, 2020 at 15:09)
FYI, per USFS info and topo maps, the southernmost 0.9 miles of this trail listing is incorrectly named. This part is still the northernmost section of the Gashouse Gulch Trail. I think even this isn't actually correctly named on the signs there; the signs just say ""Gashouse".
As of May 2020, some trail signs also don't even conform to THIS trail info here, so we are working on making all this consistent.
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  • + 0
nolanurban (Aug 5, 2018 at 15:22)
Fun little climb with small sections of chunk and a great haul through a big burn cut
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nolanurban (Aug 5, 2018 at 15:20)
Trail Homestead
Fun trail with Little Rock features to roll over. Some areas of deep sandy pea gravel to wipe out on. Goes from forest to a burn area.
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nolanurban (Aug 5, 2018 at 15:19)
Trail Miller Gulch
Double track for most of it. Easy climb back up.
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nolanurban (Aug 5, 2018 at 15:18)
Great trail, fun Little Rock features
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    50
More Stats for A bit of work and lots of fun mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,669 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,669 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,670 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.5%
  • Grade min
    43.1%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 4 (3 votes)
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7-27 with Friendly boys
7-27 with Friendly boys
trail: Baldy
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Aug 29, 2017
@boyblue1973 @timbmxrider

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Charlie's Cutoff
Sep 18, 2022 @ 11:19am
Sep 18, 2022
Sandy Wash
Sep 18, 2022 @ 11:19am
Sep 18, 2022
Strawberry Jack
Aug 7, 2022 @ 8:57am
Aug 7, 2022
Bottom section is a little rutted out. Probably from recent rains. Nothing major.
Baldy
Jul 31, 2022 @ 8:26am
Jul 31, 2022
Homestead
May 15, 2022 @ 9:35am
May 15, 2022
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