Buck Trail

Consensus:    (details)
  4.0 from 1 vote
blue  Intermediate from 1 vote
Rank: #10 in the Montrose area
#610 in CO, #6,463 Overall
Views: 442. Last 30 days: 35
Red
Condition Details | Update
Jun 6 Red - Deep snow on the upper part 6-4-16. ...
Trail in the area near Montrose,
“A fun alpine trail through aspen groves with great views.”
Tim Judkins on Jun 8, 2013
Getting There     GPX File     Print
7.111.5 milesKilometers 933’284 m Ascent 9,429’2,874 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -573’-175 m Descent 8,801’2,683 m Low 19% Max Grade (11°)
Restrictions
Motos allowed July 1 through Labor Day.
Description
Buck Trail can be ridden in either direction, but is best ridden as a loop along with trails on the south side of Highway 90. About 30 minutes from Montrose, this area provides an escape from the summer heat. Best in late spring through early fall, it's a wonderful place to enjoy the fall colors.

There are a few fun descents with root hopping and rock dodging. The climbs are not too strenuous, but some are pretty loose because the trail is shared with motorbikes.

Start at the trailhead off of Hwy 90 near the forest boundary. The trail drops quickly and some of the more technical riding is near the start. Buck Trail works its way north and then curves back south. There are a few aspen groves and singletrack sections through open fields. Head right when you reach the doubletrack section near the Powerline trail and the end near Hwy 90 is close by.
View in 3D
COMMENTS
OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
4.9 (7)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Roxborough Park, CO
4.4 (8)
A gradual 7 mile climb up the road, followed by a sweet singletrack descent. ...
near Montrose, CO
4.3 (4)
Ride the Uncompahgre Plateau from top to bottom, 3700 feet of descending bliss.
near Montrose, CO

YOU AND THIS TRAIL
Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List ›
Your Check-Ins:
-none-
Add a New Check-In | View All ›
Your Opinion:
Stars:  
Difficulty: -none- Change to: greengreenBlueblueblueBlackblackdoubleblack
Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track


PHOTOS of Buck Trail
  2.3 from 3 votes
Sunset through aspen (Montrose, CO)