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Green Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (16)

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


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Singletrack

8,099' 2,469 m

High

7,487' 2,282 m

Low

474' 144 m

Up

657' 200 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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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

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  4.0 from 16 votes

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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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Jun 27, 2020
Jesse Erickson
Aug 18, 2019
Lianna Scholz
Did as loop with the CO Trail. We were a bit slow coming off a long ride the night before. 6.6mi — 1h 46m
Jul 20, 2019
Jayson Raphael
Jun 29, 2019
Alyssa Walker
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.