53 miles
Distance
7,070 ft
Climb
-7,071 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Near 60 mi out and back from Waterton Canyon parking lots, over the mountains and into Pine, CO. Can easily be added to by connecting with Buffalo Creek trail network.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Waterton to Buffalo Creek mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,506 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,518 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,518 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -69.3%
  • Grade min
    55.6%
  • Distance climb
    24 miles
  • Distance down
    24 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Colorado Trail (Seg 2)
Jan 1, 2021 @ 4:24pm
Jan 1, 2021
Well traveled snow cover. Maybe 2-3 inches compacted. Rideable.
Waterton Canyon
Oct 29, 2020 @ 9:30am
Oct 29, 2020
Dirt road is open up to the CT but may have snow / ice / mudd
Colorado Trail (Seg 1)
Oct 10, 2020 @ 12:10pm
Oct 10, 2020
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