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  • Author: rexnipper
  • Created: September 15, 2019 10:36 pm
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Route type: Mixed Jeep and Singletrack
Difficulty grade: Blue

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  • Distance 10.31 miles
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 5 mph
  • Min altitude 0 ft
  • Peak 0 ft
  • Climb 2,612 ft
  • Descent 2,346 ft

Colorado Trail and Buffalo Creek

This track provides a section of the Colorado Trail, looping into Buffalo Creek.  It sits south of HWY 285 out of Denver, and 50 miles or so north of Woodland Park. The trail covers much of the old burn areas from two major forest fires. The last one was the Hayman fire which burned 138,000 acres and 132 homes. Still, this ride provides some great forested areas where weren't lost. It is definitely worth the trip for a ride.

 

Getting There

  • From Denver take HWY 285 to Pine Junction.
  • Go south on HWY 126 to Buffalo Creek Ranger Station.
  • Park on the East side of the road.
  • From Woodland Park take HWY 67 north to HWY 126.
  • Park on the East side of the road at the Buffalo Creek Ranger Station, or up the road where the trail begins.

Trail Description

Park at the ranger station and go north about 200 ft till you can go left on the next road. Take the road west past vacation homes, and trail heads on your left.  Take this trail all the way through the burn area, until you reach the saddle.  Take the trail up and to the left.  Eventually you will cross a road with a singletrack on the other side leading you to Colorado Trail.  This is a great trail, deep in the woods, with nice climbs and a killer downhill near the end.  You will pass a couple of options such as Tramway, and Green Mountain.  Tramway takes you down to the fire road for Buffalo Creek, and Green Mountain will add a couple of miles to your trek on Colorado Trail.  Stay on Colorado Trail until you reach Red Feather trail.  Take the right, and cross another road, heading back into Buffalo Creek.  You will eventually come out at a fence.  From here you can ride through Buffalo Creek, or take the trail straight ahead, and back down to where you parked.  The track deviates a little from Red Feather, but it is a better option than the road.

Colorado Trail and Buffalo Creek

This track provides a section of the Colorado Trail, looping into Buffalo Creek.  It sits south of HWY 285 out of Denver, and 50 miles or so north of Woodland Park. The trail covers much of the old burn areas from two major forest fires. The last one was the Hayman fire which burned 138,000 acres and 132 homes. Still, this ride provides some great forested areas where weren’t lost. It is definitely worth the trip for a ride.

 

Getting There

  • From Denver take HWY 285 to Pine Junction.
  • Go south on HWY 126 to Buffalo Creek Ranger Station.
  • Park on the East side of the road.
  • From Woodland Park take HWY 67 north to HWY 126.
  • Park on the East side of the road at the Buffalo Creek Ranger Station, or up the road where the trail begins.

Trail Description

Park at the ranger station and go north about 200 ft till you can go left on the next road. Take the road west past vacation homes, and trail heads on your left.  Take this trail all the way through the burn area, until you reach the saddle.  Take the trail up and to the left.  Eventually you will cross a road with a singletrack on the other side leading you to Colorado Trail.  This is a great trail, deep in the woods, with nice climbs and a killer downhill near the end.  You will pass a couple of options such as Tramway, and Green Mountain.  Tramway takes you down to the fire road for Buffalo Creek, and Green Mountain will add a couple of miles to your trek on Colorado Trail.  Stay on Colorado Trail until you reach Red Feather trail.  Take the right, and cross another road, heading back into Buffalo Creek.  You will eventually come out at a fence.  From here you can ride through Buffalo Creek, or take the trail straight ahead, and back down to where you parked.  The track deviates a little from Red Feather, but it is a better option than the road.

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