Nice Kitty

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  4.0 from 20 votes
blue  Intermediate from 5 votes
Rank: #3 in the Buffalo Creek Trail System area
#25 in CO, #53 Overall
Views: 3,389. Last 30 days: 274
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Aug 16 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Pine,
“A relentless climb with nice scenery to get you up to the Colorado Trail.”
Michael Ahnemann on May 26, 2013
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5.28.3 milesKilometers 1,195’364 m Ascent 7,828’2,386 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -103’-31 m Descent 6,736’2,053 m Low 20% Max Grade (12°)
Nice Kitty Starts out just a short distance up S Buffalo Creek Road from trailhead 543. It starts climbing immediately and fairly steeply, with switchbacks through heavy forest.

After a pretty good grind, it starts to open up a bit, crosses over some fun slickrock-type features, then the climb mellows out about halfway up, as you start to cross into the wide open, heavily burned zone at higher elevation. Up there, the trail gets a bit sandier, and winds around on itself as it works southeast towards the Colorado Trail.

The last 1/4 of the trail climbs fairly steeply again, eventually topping out with expansive views of the now barren landscape, with burned stick remnants of trees dotting the landscape.

The trail intersects with the Colorado Trail, where most folks will turn right to make a loop and connect with any number of other trail options at Buffalo Creek. Have a plan ahead of time, or bring the MTB Project mobile app to help you find your way.
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4.9 (7)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Roxborough Park, CO
4.8 (29)
A great, new flow trail at Buffalo Creek, which combined with Nice Kitty is a...
near Pine, CO
4.6 (98)
A nice tour of some of the best of Buffalo Creek - mostly smooth singletrack ...
near Pine, CO

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PHOTOS of Nice Kitty
  4.6 from 5 votes
Climbing up Nice Kitty in early summer in Colorado... doesn't get much b... (Pine, CO)
  4.3 from 4 votes
It's like an alien landscape on the Buffalo Creek trails thanks to a few... (Pine, CO)
  3.5 from 4 votes
After gaining some serious elevation on Nice Kitty, riders are rewarded ... (Pine, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
High up on Nice Kitty. (Pine, CO)
  3.3 from 4 votes
The expansive views can keep you smiling even after 1000 vertical feet o... (Pine, CO)
  3.0 from 4 votes
Back into unburned forest for a bit before popping out at the Colorado T... (Pine, CO)
  3.0 from 4 votes
Grinding it out on Nice Kitty. (Pine, CO)