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Buck and Aspen Combo

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 3.3 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Alpine singletrack with Aspen groves and great views.


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Map Key

17.6

Miles

28.2

KM

80%

Singletrack

9,747' 2,971 m

High

8,805' 2,684 m

Low

1,858' 566 m

Up

1,853' 565 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Overview

This combo is a great escape from the summer heat. Lots of singletrack intermixed with doubletrack sections. The Buck section has a few steep climbs, but nothing too long. The Aspen Loop has some great views.

Description

Start with the Buck trail, parking at the north trailhead. Cross Hwy 90 and continue as if you were doing Buck Spur. When you hit the Dry Creek connector trailhead right. Cross Divide Road and find the singletrack just to your left. Follow this until you meet up with the Aspen Loop.

Take a right and enjoy the nice aspen groves and views this trail affords. There are a few intersections, but in general just stay left until you complete the loop. You'll pass a turnoff for the Little Red Trail and an unmarked right that leads to a small lake. Just after these, you'll be back where you started on the Aspen Loop. Head right again, cross Divide Road, and head right on the Buck Spur/Dry Creek trail.

Keep heading down the singletrack/loose doubletrack until you reach a small stream crossing. After this, you'll climb up for a half mile or so, pass a lake, keep going on the DT up and right before the DT crests out, take a right on the So Buck Trail. This AWESOME singletrack takes you back to Hwy 90 and your vehicle.

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Shared By:

Tim Judkins

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 7 votes

#2933

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  3.3 from 7 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#387

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#2,933

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Photos

Beginning of South Buck. Lots of loose rocks to come!
Jun 15, 2020 near Norwood, CO
Cruising Aspen Trail
Jun 2, 2014 near Montrose, CO
Tim Gallegos cruising through the aspens
Jun 2, 2014 near Montrose, CO
Getting ready to catch up to my wife and friends on horseback.
May 14, 2018 near Norwood, CO
Aspen overlook on a somewhat hazy day
Jun 16, 2013 near Montrose, CO
Buck Trail singletrack.
Aug 23, 2016 near Montrose, CO

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May 26, 2018
David Nixon
Kicked my butt. Did not do Aspen Loop 11.2mi
Aug 13, 2016
Bebe Byrd
Jul 22, 2016
Jennifer Peterson
Jul 2, 2016
Brad Wesson
Jul 12, 2015
Nate Carmichael
Jun 30, 2014
Paul Scherzer