Buffalo Peaks and Salt Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews

Buffalo Peaks and Salt Creek Trail Loop is a 29.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Princeton, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
29.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5908 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

hiking

trail running

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
14 days ago

We started at the Four Mile trail head.
We hiked about 7 miles total taking Salt Creek Trail. We saw a clearing in the trees to a beautiful view of what we believe was Marmot peak then turned around. That much of the trail took us a little less than 4 hours but if we had more time we would have liked to go to the top of Buffalo Peaks.
We went on Labor Day weekend and the leaves were already beginning to make their fall color changes... for the colors alone I'd go again!!! It's very wooded trees everyone very cool on a summer day, lots of shade and not steep at all!

backpacking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago