Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Trails is a 18 mile trail located near Buena Vista, CO and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible from April until October.
Backpacking trip. Rich Creek TH, Rich Creek Trail with a bushwhack to Buffalo Peak West and bushwhack back down to Tumble Creek Trail.
Very nice hikes. Long views of the Collegiate and Sawatch ranges to the west and south. Long views of South Park to the east. Open meadows and evergreen forests. Interesting geology and minerals can be found.
Strenuous hikes higher up with bushwhacking, but Rich Creek and Tumble Creek are moderate. Light crowds down low on a holiday weekend, no one up high.