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Buffalo Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinecliffe, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 557 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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rocky
28 days ago

21 Sept 2019: Good trail, mostly downhill going out and uphill coming back! Shady most of the way, extended the route on Buffalo trail to Forgotten Valley. Beautiful views of the valley!

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2 months ago

Great hike! Only saw a couple other hikers on the trail. There were some more people down fishing by the lake/pond, but still not over crowded. Definitely recommend bug spray, we forgot ours! Very easy getting down, but at 7 months pregnant I did underestimate the incline going back! Had to stop for a few breaks but otherwise easy hike.

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2 months ago

Forgotten Valley may be heaven.... the lake is so beautiful. Not crowded and the views were amazing!

4 months ago

steeper than you think. But lovely trail!

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snow
4 months ago

Great trail, beautiful views and well worth the hike. $8 day pass required. no 4x4 necessary. dogs loved it, very muddy right now from the recent snow but overall doable with simple hiking shoes. Bear notice posted as well but we didn't see any wildlife. went sat morning 5/11 10am.

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rocky
5 months ago

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Nice hike, big wide trail.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Amazing views.

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Monday, August 06, 2018

Nice easy trail. All down hill on the way in—and all uphill on the way back

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Note that the hike starts at the campground! This trail started off our vacation in Colorado and it was great! Just enough of a challenge on the way home-all uphill. Tool us about 1 1/2 hours round trip with our dogs. Saw lovely wildflower meadow and historic cabin on the hike, and many birds. Very enjoyable!

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

We wanted to see fall colors, ranger recommended to stop at panarom point then head to riflemen trail trail head to buffalo trail to forgotten valley since horseshoe was very popular and crowded and because of the wind the leaves were falling rapidly. The view at panarom point was amazing great photos. The wind got gradually harded and the colors were decent. But because of the cold and wind it wasn't at peak anymore. We took our time stopped to take in views and pictures. so it took about 2 hours from the trail head to buffallo, to mountain lion trail, back to buffalo. We enjoyed it alot, highly recommended, easy hike.

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