Buffehr Creek Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,087' 636 m
Descent: -2,088' -637 m
High: 10,067' 3,068 m
Low: 8,269' 2,520 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 39% (22°)
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“A nice descent in thick aspens, but a long grind up a dirt road.”— Nick Wilder
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
But if you stay on this ride as mapped, stay left on Red Sandstone Rd, drop a couple hundred vertical and cross Red Sandstone Creek. The road gently climbs some more over the next few miles. The scenery is good thought the pine bark beetles have done extensive forest damage in this area.
Eventually you reach forest service road 734. It's the first and only option to turn left since you crossed the creek. It is marked as "Red and White Rd" or "Bufferhr Creek Rd". Follow this road through active logging (not so nice) until you get to a large clearing with great views. After a great view of an old cabin on a meadow, you'll turn left. Keep a sharp eye on the left side of the road and find the Buffehr Creek Connector that climbs uphill. Follow it until you reach a road and turn left on it.
About two miles down the road the singletrack begins. It's obvious and the only trail you'll have seen. The trail plummets down the aspen-covered slope directly across from Vail. Fun riding on quite steep trail.
It ends too quickly at an intersection with the North Trail. Turn left (east) for another mile of singletrack and you'll be at the parking area.
Local Club: Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association
Aug 7, 2017: Adopt A Trail Mid Season Review
Land Manager: USFS - White River National Forest Office