53 miles
Distance
11,266 ft
Climb
-11,266 ft
Descent
1 miles
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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Trails in Route

Details

  • Riding area
  • 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
    5,496 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,500 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,500 ft
  • Grade max
    -67.464%
  • Grade min
    67.464%
  • Distance climb
    25 miles
  • Distance down
    25 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
CT (Seg 1)
Nov 24, 2018 @ 2:49pm
Nov 24, 2018
Rode to the first peak and encountered a lot of icy sections mixed with snowpack.
CT (Seg 2)
Apr 29, 2018 @ 2:08pm
Apr 29, 2018
The pine floor areas are in good shape still.
South Platte Canyon Road
Mar 23, 2017 @ 8:43pm
Mar 23, 2017
Dry. Little bits of life returning to the brush.
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