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


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.8

KM

Singletrack

8,140' 2,481 m

High

7,485' 2,281 m

Low

511' 156 m

Up

697' 213 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

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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Shared By:

Kevin League with improvements by s platte and 2 others

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The Green Mountain Trail dives through an aspen grove.
Aug 6, 2013 near Pine, CO
This section of the Colorado Trail is fun as it works its way towards Redskin Creek trail.
May 26, 2013 near Pine, CO
On the Colorado Trail in the SW part of Buffalo Creek area - heading towards Redskin Creek Trail
May 22, 2013 near Pine, CO

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