Buffalo Mountain Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Not my favorite trail. The views are outstanding, especially on a clear day. And you get a few different hiking experiences during the overall trail. However, the boulder field ruined it for me. A solid majority of the trail is spent going through the boulders on the way up and back down. You have to pay attention and follow the rock stacks. It gets a bit old and is somewhat dangerous with lots of loose rocks. This trail is difficult and everyone should expect at least 4 hours to complete it.
Not really sure why the app shows the trail starting so far back...also not sure why the trail isn't actually displayed, but it does exist and it's labeled/viable from the road. Easy parking. Great hike! Definitely a climb especially towards the top. Went when there was lots of snow on the trail. Makes it a little more challenging but manageable. Views from the top are beautiful! Follow the signs you'll run into another path but it's easily labeled (take a left).
the talus field is challenging. Think switchback and cairns. don't be distracted by anything straight up. Move across the talus, not directly up.
This is a great hike for some of the more advanced hikers. The views are incredible the whole way up and it is so rewarding to reach the summit. Although the boulder field is nerve racking
and dangerous, I had a great time hiking this mountain with my dad!
Hiked the trail yesterday (8/23) after a quick warm up on Lily Pad Lake trail. The trail starts on the Buffalo Cabin trail head and continues 2 mi,es past the cabin (cabin located 1 mile from trail head). The trek was harder than the four-14ers (Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, Bross) I did the day before. The boulder field was an amazing adventure (let the cairns lead the way) not for the faint of heart. After the rock field is a false peak of tundra that leads up to another rocky area to the summit (about 1/2 mile up). Great views of Summit Countyand surrounding area. Epic climb! (Garmin recorded 6 miles round trip)
Great evening hike. Came across mountain goats. It was great fun! Beautiful views of Lake Dillon.
Great hike. It's a tough climb with a lot of loose skree in spots, but great views. We just went slow and it was fine. 4 hours up, 3 down, and we had a 45 min lunch at the summit. Just perfect.