Green Mountain Trail

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  3.8 from 5 votes
blue  Intermediate from 2 votes
Rank: #11 in the Buffalo Creek Trail System area
#575 in CO, #5,501 Overall
Views: 2,156. Last 30 days: 66
Trail in the area near Morrison,
“A solid climb and one of the area's better descents make this a favorite at Buffalo Creek.”
Kevin League on Aug 6, 2013
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3.55.6 milesKilometers 474’144 m Ascent 8,099’2,469 m High 6% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -657’-200 m Descent 7,487’2,282 m Low 17% Max Grade (9°)
This is one of the better singletrack trails in the Buffalo Creek System. While this trail can be ridden in either direction, most prefer to access the trail from the east, while traveling west on the Colorado Trail from the Little Scraggy Trail. In fact some call this trail a loop when in fact you must combine a short section of the Colorado Trail to formally make a loop.

Traveling west on the Colorado Trail, pick up the Green Mountain Trail. Nice hard-pack singletrack climbs quickly through a thick and shady forest for 1.75 miles. Just before the summit the climb becomes steep and then flattens at the trail's summit.

The climb is aerobically challenging and many folks like to stop and rest a bit at the summit. From there, the trail dives through forest, meadow and aspen grove, crossing over a couple moderately challenging rocky areas. This downhill section of trail is especially beautiful in the fall when the aspens turn golden.

Soon after, you pop out of the forest into the Meadows Group Campground, look for more singletrack off to your right. Cross a small creek and continue to descend down to a junction with the Colorado Trail.
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A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
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4.6 (79)
A nice tour of some of the best of Buffalo Creek - mostly smooth singletrack ...
near Castle Rock, CO
4.6 (7)
Beautiful bench cut singletrack with hearty climbs and fast flowy descents - ...
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PHOTOS of Green Mountain Trail
  3.0 from 3 votes
This section of the Colorado Trail is fun as it works its way towards Re... (Castle Rock, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
The Green Mountain Trail dives through an aspen grove. (Castle Rock, CO)