7 miles
Distance
824 ft
Climb
-822 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Located at Camp Dick, it’s no secret this is probably one of the best singletracks around for fat biking. During the summer, this trail is a hellscape of rocks. During the winter, it’s a bobsled course of fast singletrack without ever getting too steep. Ride out to the waterfall and back for a great romp in the snow!

You'll access this trail at the Peaceful Valley winter gate. Ride past the gate and then a couple hundred feet and look for the trail on the left. You'll cross a road around the .75 mile mark, continue straight, cross the bridge, then you won't hit any more intersections.

Watch out for moose, they are common year round in this area.

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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Buchanan Waterfall out-and-back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,537 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,537 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,540 ft
  • Grade max
    -27.1%
  • Grade min
    33.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,528 ft
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