5.4 miles
Distance
1,457 ft
Climb
-226 ft
Descent
01:30:50
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Buchanan Pass Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Buchanan Pass Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
  • Ref Number
    #910
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • 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
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 75 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Buchanan Pass Trail mountain bike trail 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
    01:30:50
  • Avg reverse time
    01:42:16
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Status:
on Jun 22, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Ideal
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      Buchanan Pass Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 22, 2021 @ 4:46pm
      Jun 22, 2021
      May 25, 2021 @ 8:26am
      May 25, 2021
      Trails are open. Please update conditions if you ride.
      Mar 21, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Mar 21, 2021
      Generally good - starting to get soft in the sun, but more snow on the way.
      Feb 15, 2021 @ 11:49am
      Feb 15, 2021
      reporter Packed well to the waterfall. No death ice.
      Jan 17, 2021 @ 10:14am
      Jan 17, 2021
      Three or four death ice sections above the bridge continue to expand.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 23 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      Jul 10, 2020 @ 9:10pm
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      Videos

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      youtuber Fat biking Peaceful Valley: Buchanan descent...
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