Little Scraggy Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,125' 343 m
Descent: -1,253' -382 m
High: 8,535' 2,602 m
Low: 7,727' 2,355 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
Popular rides nearby
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16.2 mi 26.1 km • Point to Point • 1,267 ft Ascent 386.29 m Ascent
CT - Segment 3: Little Scraggy to FS-560 Wellington Lake Road
13.3 mi 21.4 km • Point to Point • 1,831 ft Ascent 558.09 m Ascent
North Buffalo Creek Buck-Skipper-Strawberry Loop
8.1 mi 13.1 km • Loop • 1,213 ft Ascent 369.58 m Ascent
Buffalo Creek Loop - Pine Lake Trailhead
20.6 mi 33.2 km • Loop • 2,418 ft Ascent 737.12 m Ascent
Staunton State Park - Full Clockwise Loop
19.9 mi 32.0 km • Loop • 2,692 ft Ascent 820.65 m Ascent
Deer Creek Canyon
10.2 mi 16.5 km • Loop • 1,960 ft Ascent 597.35 m Ascent
“This flow trail is the final product of years of trail work in Buffalo Creek.”— Terry Smith
Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed
This trail has been in progress for a couple of years, thanks in part to COMBA and many others. The east section of Little Scraggy Trail from the TH at FS550 to Kelsey Campground was opened in September 2014, the west section that continues on to the Colorado Trail was just completed (June 2016) and was well worth the wait! Riders can now combine the Little Scraggy Trail with a short section of the CT segment 3 to ride the 12.6-mile Little Scraggy Trail Loop.
From the Little Scraggy parking lot, the trail begins just across FS Road 550. The trail winds through the forest and is reminiscent of other purpose-built trails in Buffalo Creek, with fun, flowing sections broken up by granite slabs and rock features. Alternate lines exist for those wishing to try out the steep stone slabs or some of the more challenging sections along the trail.
At the first junction (5.1 miles), take the marked right fork (the left leads to the Kelsey Campground access loop) and begin a gentle climb west through additional rocky and forested sections. At 6.8 miles, you'll reach the beginning of an incredible flow section that winds downhill with bermed corners, good visibility and incredible views amidst alternate lines with cool features for another 2.5 miles to the Colorado Trail.
Don't forget to check out the Little Scraggy overlook toward the end of the new section where you get great views of Little Scraggy Dome, a cool (though rarely used) rock climbing area. The next junction is with the Colorado Trail where you can turn right to complete the Little Scraggy Trail Loop back to the parking lot or turn left to continue on the Colorado Trail and to other Buffalo Creek adventures.
Local Club: Colorado Mountain Bike Association