1.4 miles
Distance
376 ft
Climb
-301 ft
Descent
00:11:57
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Buckhorn Traverse Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
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  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14979 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #76091 in Trail Running

Use this trail as a worthy connection between Buckhorn and Glassier OS Trail. The trail can be enjoyed in either direction, with steeps ups and downs on the northwest end, and berms and fun in-sloped rollers and jumps on the southeast end.

The terrain is mostly sage meadows, with dense scrub oak never too far away. Views of the Roaring Fork Valley, Basalt Mountain, and even the horizon towards the Flattops make for a classic Colorado scene.

This trail is perfect for a quick after work ride in either direction by creating a loop with the Rio Grande Trail, Buckhorn, and Glassier OS Trail.

Note that the trail crosses a number of doubletrack roads which descend north to private property; best to stay on the trail at these intersections.

RFMBA designed this trail, worked with the BLM to achieve required approvals, and secured funding from Mid Valley Trails Committee of Eagle County and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails so that a combination of volunteers, Tony Boone Trails & the Tango Trailworks crew could turn the plan into reality.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Buckhorn Traverse mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    75 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,803 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,996 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,879 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,954 ft
  • Grade
    1.008%
  • Grade max
    -23.683%
  • Grade min
    29.351%
  • Distance climb
    3,817 ft
  • Distance down
    3,170 ft
  • Distance flat
    472 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:37
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      Buckhorn Traverse Trail Reports

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      Nov 13, 2023 @ 7:53pm
      Nov 13, 2023
      Jun 12, 2023 @ 5:47pm
      Jun 12, 2023
      Apr 22, 2022 @ 9:42am
      Apr 22, 2022
      All dry. Soft shoulders as usual with the early season.
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 7:01am
      Jun 22, 2021
      sweet ride! Best early am or late pm. Fair amt of sun exposure. A lil shade but not a ton.
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 8:00am
      Oct 13, 2020
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