Buffalo Mountain Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Buffalo Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3011 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

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This is a great hike! Strenuous and breathtaking at the summit. Start off and it's relatively flat while you follow the path alongside a stream to the left. You'll cross some bridges and the trail comes to a sign with 3 paths to chose from. Stick to the very left trail and follow it up, this is when the trail starts getting difficult and will lead into the rocky above tree line patch led with cairns. On the way up the were easy to locate, the way down, I had trouble finding them in sequences. They do switchback and you will be going up the right side/east side. Once through the rocks you follow a dirt path back across to the west side and the path starts climbing steeply up again. Then you will hit the rocky summit! Pretty great trail but I did have trouble getting back down due to having difficulty locating the cairns.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Sunday, July 05, 2015