23.0 miles
Distance
3,599 ft
Climb
-2,475 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Possible route for 4/26. Full loop of buffalo creek

Detailed Description
Buffalo Loop is a 23 mile less popular intermediate route located near Buffalo Creek Colorado. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 3,599 ft with a max elevation of 8,552 ft then descends -2,475 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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Daconley (Sep 29, 2022 at 7:55)
Class 1 EMTBs are allowed on these trails. I called and confirmed with the local ranger district. I spoke with Donna!
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Pusspussonafullsuss (Jul 27, 2022 at 20:20)
Green with blue features. The features are easy and similar to the features on Vitamin B in BV. Climb out either way. Definitely down-country fun but not challenging for good riders. Blackjack is a better trail if you're looking for some challenging features that aren't found any other place on the FR. On the rocks is similar but easier IMO.
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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 23:21)
nice consistent climb up with a few cool downhill sections and features
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misterjohn123 (Dec 17, 2021 at 23:19)
honestly not my favorite, no views and the downhill consists mostly of somewhat tight berms. doesn’t feel worth the climb up little scraggy
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AlexanderCR (Jul 7, 2020 at 14:53)
This is a continuation of Little Scraggy Trail. It has a technical climb out of the Kelsly Campground up to a flowy descent packed with technical alternate lines. This section of trail is super flowy, featuring machine built berms and rollers. There is a big rock slab that can be used as a wall ride halfway down.
There is a neat viewpoint not too far after the wallride that is a nice picnic area.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 7, 2020 at 9:49)
This is the highlight trail of Buffalo Creek, and I can see why. It is super flowy, with large berms and swoopy turns. For me, this is the single funnest trail in the Front Range. It also has some technical rock features that are rated Black and Double Black Diamond. ( easy alternate routes are provided around all the features.) This trail was designed with bikes in mind, and for that reason you won’t see many hikers or horse riders. The Black Diamond obstacles are enough to challenge even the most confident rider, while the trail itself will entertain anyone who enjoys flow and tech mixed together.
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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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Tr0gd0r (Jun 1, 2019 at 18:30)
Don't know where black diamond came from - solidly blue/intermediate with a handful of optional lines that are more difficult
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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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mtbyetico (May 9, 2018 at 8:20)
Did the Wilderness Boundary change? It used to be further west than the road by less than a mile.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Ridelogs
    35
More Stats for Buffalo Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1,125 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,714 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,732 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,858 ft
  • Grade
    0.9%
  • Grade max
    -28.8%
  • Grade min
    29.9%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Little Scraggy Trail
Oct 1, 2022 @ 12:12pm
Oct 1, 2022
Tree down about 5 miles from the trailhead
Sandy Wash
Sep 18, 2022 @ 11:19am
Sep 18, 2022
Little Scraggy West Trail
Sep 3, 2022 @ 4:56am
Sep 3, 2022
the kitty litter is dry and loose
Redskin Creek
Aug 27, 2022 @ 10:01am
Aug 27, 2022
Baldy
Jul 31, 2022 @ 8:26am
Jul 31, 2022
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