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A remote trail ending at the Indian Peaks Wilderness.


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Singletrack

9,772' 2,979 m

High

8,570' 2,612 m

Low

1,265' 385 m

Up

63' 19 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

This trail is incredibly popular with hikers.

Description

From the Buchanan Pass TH, the Buchanan Pass Trail parallels the north side of the Middle Saint Vrain Creek. It is a gradual climb to the Middle Saint Vrain 4x4 Trailhead. The trail picks up the old road that follows the creek. As the trail continues to climb, it terminates (for mountain bikers) at the Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary.

Buchanan Pass trail is a tough rocky trail in the summer, but it turns into a smooth flowy trail in the winter when snowpacked. Peaceful Valley area is a great winter fatbiking destination!

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Richard Hackett

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 20 votes

#1

in Ward

#8232

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  3.7 from 20 votes
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#1

in Ward

#815

in Colorado

#8,232

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Always the potential for other trail users.
Aug 14, 2017 near Nederland, CO
Make sure to look up once in a while so you don't get in to a bad situation.
Jun 27, 2018 near Nederland, CO
Sawtooth mountain watching over you on Buchanan Pass Trail.
Jun 14, 2015 near Nederland, CO
View from the Buchanan Pass Trail.
Jun 27, 2018 near Nederland, CO
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