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blue Green Mountain Trail

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3.5 mile 5.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 474' 144 m
Descent: -657' -200 m
High: 8,099' 2,469 m
Low: 7,487' 2,282 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

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A solid climb and one of the area's better descents make this a favorite at Buffalo Creek.

Kevin League

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This is one of the better singletrack trails in the Buffalo Creek System. While this trail can be ridden in either direction, most prefer to access the trail from the east, while traveling west on the Colorado Trail from the Little Scraggy Trail. In fact some call this trail a loop when in fact you must combine a short section of the Colorado Trail to formally make a loop.

Traveling west on the Colorado Trail, pick up the Green Mountain Trail. Nice hard-pack singletrack climbs quickly through a thick and shady forest for 1.75 miles. Just before the summit the climb becomes steep and then flattens at the trail's summit.

The climb is aerobically challenging and many folks like to stop and rest a bit at the summit. From there, the trail dives through forest, meadow and aspen grove, crossing over a couple moderately challenging rocky areas. This downhill section of trail is especially beautiful in the fall when the aspens turn golden.

Soon after, you pop out of the forest into the Meadows Group Campground, look for more singletrack off to your right. Cross a small creek and continue to descend down to a junction with the Colorado Trail.

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Oct 13, 2018
Alex Morrow
awesome trail. made it a loop using segment of CT. beautiful scenery, flowy, a few small jumps. 6mi
Jun 10, 2018
Julie Ann Williams
May 26, 2018
Thomas Pyke
May 11, 2018
Patrick Burns
Four tight off camber corners at the top make maintaining speed a huge challenge. Good natural trail.
May 5, 2018
Greg Gowen
Apr 28, 2018
Patrick Burns
Good solid climb and a banger DH. Not too wide open and not too late right. If only it was 5 miles longer...
May 31, 2017
Nate Hellwarth
Apr 16, 2017
JW Show
CT from Scraggy TH, GM trail, CT back to Scraggy TH 18mi

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