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Buchanan Pass Trail #910

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Trail

5.6 mile 9.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,265' 385 m
Descent: -63' -19 m
High: 9,772' 2,979 m
Low: 8,570' 2,612 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A remote trail ending at the Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Tom Robson

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Jun 29, 2018
dave van tol
Aug 14, 2017
Jared Crockett
I had so much fun coming down this trail, I added a star.
Jul 6, 2017
Jared Crockett
Out and back. Some sections with crazy rocks, especially closer to the wilderness boundary. Recommend a loop with this as the descent. Fun downhill! 11mi — 2h 10m
Mar 26, 2017
Dave Reed
Huge thanks to all the efforts of those who have cleared the fallen trees- the trail is still snow covered but fully rideable to the bridge. 8mi — 2h 00m
Aug 11, 2016
Jimmy Mayhugh
5.6mi
May 22, 2016
Brett Stadsvold
1mi
Aug 15, 2015
Jon Cervelli
Jun 21, 2014
lubes 17319

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 16 votes

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in Ward

#7108

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  3.6 from 16 votes
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#1

in Ward

#681

in Colorado

#7,108

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Always the potential for other trail users.
Aug 14, 2017 near Nederland, CO
Sawtooth mountain watching over you on Buchanan Pass Trail.
Jun 14, 2015 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
View from the Buchanan Pass Trail.
Jun 27, 2018 near Nederland, CO

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