22.2 miles
Distance
1,506 ft
Climb
-4,950 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Point to point from Buff Pass down into the Steamboat Base Area.

Detailed Description
Buff Pass to Base Area is a 22 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Steamboat Springs Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,506 ft with a max elevation of 10,585 ft then descends -4,950 ft.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Buff Pass to Base Area mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 30 min
  • Altitude change
    -3,445 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,903 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,348 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,903 ft
  • Grade
    -2.9%
  • Grade max
    -50.8%
  • Grade min
    28.6%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Petes Wicked Trail
Sep 10, 2023 @ 8:14pm
Sep 10, 2023
Bit overgrown grass in spots, pretty eroded for the last section. Not worth the effort IMO
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