Buffalo Mountain Trail

HARD 111 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3244 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

washed out

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
3 days ago

Loved this! Definitely challenging, esp the rocky portion past the tree line. Had to take a lot of breaks. But so worth it for the incredible views at the top. We had a blast on this hike.

It was beautiful!! The rocky areas are quite challenging but Thor ( my dog) and I made it to the top. Things move a little slow at that altitude.

Highlights from the trip:
-the view from the top!!!
-the mountain goats
-the challenge

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hiking
25 days ago

Pure torture as we took the trail to the left which avoided the boulders but goes straight up. Fortunately the view from the top was Worth the effort. Start early so that you can have time to enjoy the views and get down before the afternoon rains. Descended the mountain by way of the boulders. There are beautiful wildflowers at the trailhead. The Mountain goats were very friendly and wanted to check us out but we didn't let them come much closer than 10 feet. Their little horns are pretty sharp.

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hiking
1 month ago

Challenging trail but fun! Took me a while but mostly due to altitude. The talus field is tough. Pay attention to trail markers. They really help. The goats at the top and the incredible view make the effort worth every step!

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1 month ago

geocaching
1 month ago

Not technical at all. No gear needed, it was cool to see American flags flying on the summit on the 4th of July

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Hard hike. We turned back about halfway up the boulder field because of mountain goats! We were sort of precariously placed on rocks and two goats came down to us quickly. They chased us all the way back to the trees. Maybe they thought we would feed them. Who knows. There were two kids (and two more adults), so we were worried they were being protective. So our down climb was very quick and not on trail.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Fantastic hike. It's easy going at the beginning through the trees and gets hard when you have to climb through the talus. The views are spectacular when you reach the summit. A definite must for experienced hikers.