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Buck Gulch

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 3.0 from 2 votes
blue  Intermediate from 1 vote
Rank: #80 in the Denver area
#733 in CO, #4,600 Overall
Views: 569. Last 30 days: 26
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Condition:
Mar 29 Green - Mostly dry
Trail near Morrison,  area, 
“A solid climb with great access to some of Buffalo Creek's finest trails.”
Nick Wilder on May 25, 2013
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2.84.6 milesKilometers 1,031’314 m Ascent 7,908’2,411 m High 7% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type 0’0 m Descent 6,878’2,096 m Low 20% Max Grade (11°)
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Description
Access Buck Gulch from the beautiful Pine Valley Ranch Park, with parking, bathrooms, picnic area, and popular fishing spots. Cruise along the river on the Narrow Gauge trail until you take a left over the large bridge and see Buck Gulch in front of you.

In a short distance you reach the intersection with Strawberry Jack to the left. But continue uphill to the right, going over some very steep sections. They are just long enough that you can ride through it, but don't let the loose pebbles cause your wheels to spin.

It's uphill the whole way, but the angle gets much easier near the top.

It was once a dirt road but is reverting to singletrack. The trail travels in and out of the Hi Meadows fire of 2000. It is actually possible to drive to a parking area at the end of this trail, but that would involve a ton of driving right through some awesome singletrack.
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4.6 (53)
A nice tour of some of the best of Buffalo Creek - mostly smooth singletrack ...
near Castle Rock, CO
4.3 (26)
A nice tour of popular Buffalo Creek trails on the NW side of the area - from...
near Morrison, CO

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PHOTOS of Buck Gulch
 3.0 from 2 votes
Cruising up Bulk Gulch (Morrison, CO)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Over the north fork of the South Platte River (Morrison, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Continuing up Buck's Gulch - signs of the 1996 burn showing. (Morrison, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Climbing up Buck Gulch - a smooth and consistent grind. (Morrison, CO)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Taking in the view towards the top of Buck's Gulch. (Castle Rock, CO)
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