6 miles
1,568 ft
-358 ft
2 miles
High Point
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Buchanan Pass Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Ward, Colorado
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

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.

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More Stats for Buchanan Pass Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,210 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,568 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,568 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,778 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5,092 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,134 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to buchanan-pass-trail trailhead (40.131220, -105.505730)
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Buchanan Pass Trail Trail Reports

Dec 31, 2017 @ 8:23am
Dec 31, 2017
Buchanan Pass has several sections of very slick ice flows. Difficult to even stand up. Use caution.
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