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Little Scraggy Trail



9.4 mile 15.2 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 1,125' 343 m
Descent: -1,253' -382 m
High: 8,535' 2,602 m
Low: 7,727' 2,355 m


Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)


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This flow trail is the final product of years of trail work in Buffalo Creek.

Terry Smith

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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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 ($5). Free parking options are also available nearby. Another option is to start from the main Buff Creek parking lot at Forest Road 543, climb Nice Kitty and Buffalo Burn to the Little Scraggy parking lot and hit the trail that way.

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.


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May 17, 2020
Jonathan Stefaniak
Apr 15, 2020
Ben Lombardo
Sep 8, 2019
Lou Opatrny
Pretty fun ride! Lots of fun downhilling and some sweet features. 12.4mi — 2h 20m
Sep 2, 2019
Michael Renshaw
Aug 4, 2019
Lane Krull
Aug 3, 2019
Dmitry Sakerin
Jul 28, 2019
Lior Yaakobi
Nice kitty to/with Little Scraggy and back. Amazing ride 25.4mi — 3h 20m
Jul 21, 2019
Jayson Raphael
With Chef

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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
One of the fun sections rolling between granite slabs and boulders, instead of over them.
Oct 19, 2014 near Pine, CO


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