Buffalo Mountain Trail

HARD 69 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

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5 months ago

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.

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5 months ago

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).

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7 months ago

the talus field is challenging. Think switchback and cairns. don't be distracted by anything straight up. Move across the talus, not directly up.

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8 months ago

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!

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8 months ago

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 miles 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) but 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)

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9 months ago

Great evening hike. Came across mountain goats. It was great fun! Beautiful views of Lake Dillon.