3.8 miles
Distance
144 ft
Climb
-1,151 ft
Descent
00:20:18
Avg time
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Buckhorn Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #51023 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90719 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

Buckhorn starts at a 3 way intersection with Outie. Heading to the east at this intersection, Buckhorn starts with a slight descent through fast, winding singletrack. The descent bottoms out and it starts to climb slightly.

After about .2 of a miles you'll cross a jeep road that crosses the trail perpendicularly. After the jeep road the trail climbs more with slightly more vigor. Bending to the right you side hill from Right to Left on a quick descent. A hard left takes you further downhill followed by a hard right.

From this right hand turn you climb again to a knoll which is thick with scrub oak. Turning left the trail drops more and you find yourself on a Jeep track at high speed. After a short bit the trail meanders off the Jeep track to the left. Climbing slightly your speed tampers before picking up again. Be ready for a hard right hander that sneaks up on you.

From here the trail picks up speed in earnest and has a handful of sharp turns as it's looses elevation fast. You'll find yourself paralleling a barbwire fence on your left. Turning right off the fence line you hit an old Jeep track where you pick up speed once more. The track will bottom out and climb to a cattle guard. Once through the cattle guard the trail turns slightly to the right and side hills Right to Left as it's drops once more.

At this point, you're getting close to both the Buckhorn Traverse and the major Lower Buckhorn Reroute portion of the trail. This 1.6 mile reroute was built in 2016 to replace a steep and rutted utility corridor which also passed through private land. Now fully on BLM land, the trail rides really well both up and down, with grades that you can stomp up, grade reversals you can air out on the way down, and tight turns and some steep bits to keep your game face on. You'll mostly flow through sage meadows and pinion juniper terrain between Buckhorn Traverse and the Rio Grande Trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Buckhorn mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,007 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,385 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,422 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,392 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,385 ft
  • Grade
    -5.013%
  • Grade max
    -25.244%
  • Grade min
    9.741%
  • Distance climb
    3,517 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    921 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:06
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on Jun 13, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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      Buckhorn Trail Reports

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      Jun 13, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jun 13, 2021
      May 19, 2021 @ 11:47am
      May 19, 2021
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 8:36am
      Jul 17, 2020
      May 2, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      May 2, 2020
      Dry but not loose. Would be nice to see a couple features added on this trail
      Jun 12, 2019 @ 4:43pm
      Jun 12, 2019
      Smooth, quick turns, no berms or features but lots of fun. Did it clockwise from Glassier to traverse to buckhorn to rica grande trail. About 2...
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      • 6 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 27 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 618 rides
      • Last: May 24, 2024

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