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Little Scraggy Trail Loop


A great, new flow trail at Buffalo Creek, which combined with Nice Kitty is a BC classic ride.

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8,534' 2,601 m


7,659' 2,335 m


1,432' 436 m


1,443' 440 m



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A great new link-up at Buffalo Creek. This ride has it all: beautiful forests, interesting rock formations, some slick rock (with some technical options) and an incredible winding flow section. All this and it is 100% singletrack.


The easiest way to reach this trail is from the Little Scraggy parking lot on FS Road 550, just west of County Road 126. Note that this is a fee parking area ($7). Free parking options are also available nearby.

This trail has been in progress for a couple of years, thanks in part to COMBA and many others. The loop was just completed (June 2016) and it was worth the wait!

From the Little Scraggy parking lot, the loop begins just across FS Road 550 (marked). Ride this one clockwise! The trail winds through forest with some nice rock features (even a little slickrock).

At the first junction (5.1 miles), take the right fork (the left leads to the Kelsey Campground) and begin a gentle climb west. At 6.8 miles, you'll reach the beginning of an incredible flow section. This section winds downhill with bermed corners, good visibility and incredible views.

Toward the end of the new section, you get great views of Little Scraggy Dome, a cool (though rarely used) rock climbing area. The next junction (presently unmarked) at 9.2 miles is with the Colorado Trail. To complete the loop, turn right and follow the Colorado Trail back to the Little Scraggy parking lot.

Turn left to continue on the Colorado Trail and to other Buffalo Creek adventures. Of course, you can start this loop from the main BC parking lot on Forest Road 543. A nice option is to climb Nice Kitty and Buffalo Burn to the Little Scraggy parking lot, do the loop and descend Shingle Mill Trail back to the main Buffalo Creek lot.

History & Background

This ride lies outside the parts of Buffalo Creek that were burned in a series of forest fires. The ride completely circles Little Scraggy Peak, which is dotted with towering granite rock formations.


Shared By:

Terry Smith with improvements by Jake Oswald and 2 others

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Cool people riding their own creation - the crew of Tony Boone Trails LLC.
Jun 30, 2016 near Pine, CO
So many airy features on Little Scraggy
Aug 21, 2017 near Pine, CO
The builders took advantage of all the natural features to create one amazing ride. Here you sweep through some huge boulders
Aug 29, 2016 near Pine, CO
Fun booter on the Scraggy trail at Buffalo Creek
Jul 4, 2016 near Pine, CO
Every section of this trail has something fun to play on. Don't like getting rowdy? There are also bypasses as well.
Aug 29, 2016 near Pine, CO
Just another flowy section on the colorado tail cutting through the aspens
Sep 20, 2016 near Pine, CO


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Jul 7, 2021
Sam Whetsel
I get dcushs do f wggyx
Jun 19, 2021
Josh Rymer
Jun 19, 2021
Andrew Clay
Jun 12, 2021
Jeff Flynn
70 degrees and sunny — 11h 00m
Jun 7, 2021
Mike Gibson
I biked straight from camp adding about 6 miles total. Adding difficult alternates would make this a tough trail ! Great views 17.3mi — 2h 53m
May 29, 2021
Peter Byrne
May 23, 2021
Jeff B
13.2mi — 2h 00m
May 23, 2021
Chris Valencia
Uphill battle, but well worth the trip! Multiple trails to choose from. — 2h 25m