23.9 miles
4,784 ft
-4,732 ft
1.5 miles
High Point

Fun loops showing all the best that Buffalo Creek has to offer. Start with a solid climb up Nice Kitty/Buffalo Burn before hitting the Colorado Trail for the outside of the loop. This is a good up and down section through the woods (there has been a lot of recent clear cutting so there isnt much shade left). Get to Gas House for the second sustained climb of the day. You'll get to the top and there is nothing but fun left with flowy, fun downhills with Charlie's Cuttoff, Homestead and Sandy Wash before exiting out onto the road you came in on. Solid day ride usually taking a few hours. Can get busy on weekends, and if weather is supposed to be hot be careful because it is very open and can get very dry and warm.

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More Stats for Buff Creek Big Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,661 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,661 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,713 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10.8 miles
  • Distance down
    11.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.7 miles
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