5 miles
Distance
1,457 ft
Climb
-226 ft
Descent
01:30:54
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Buchanan Pass Trail

Buchanan Pass Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    High Country
    Ward, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #910
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #27094 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

The first 5.5 miles of this trail are outside the Wilderness Boundary, so you're free to ride them Be sure to stop at the edge of the wilderness though.

This trail features some gnarly rocks, especially in the upper half. If you push through though, you'll be rewarded with some excellent views and a fun decent. The adjacent jeep road is probably easier to climb on a technical level, but it isn't graded nearly as well as the trail.

This is a great winter fat bike trail!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Buchanan Pass Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,231 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,560 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,791 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,560 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,791 ft
  • Grade
    4.301%
  • Grade max
    -19.413%
  • Grade min
    24.575%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4,094 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,698 ft
  • Avg time
    01:30:54
  • Avg reverse time
    01:34:45
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Status:
on Jun 16, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Buchanan Pass Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 16, 2020 @ 5:01pm
      Jun 16, 2020
      reporter Very dry for this time of year. Some water crossing over the trail but splashy instead of muddy
      May 17, 2020 @ 7:22am
      May 17, 2020
      Mar 15, 2020 @ 8:57am
      Mar 15, 2020
      Base is bullet proof - rideable early, probably soft and challenging uphill in the afternoons.
      Feb 29, 2020 @ 11:00am
      Feb 29, 2020
      A little soft before the waterfall but otherwise good.
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 10:48am
      Jan 5, 2020
      Good to the waterfalls. Very soft above that. Needs packing.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 37 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 19 rides
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      Jul 10, 2020 @ 9:10pm
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      Feb 29, 2020 @ 11:00am
      Feb 29, 2020

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      youtuber Fat biking Peaceful Valley: Buchanan descent...
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