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A fun alpine trail through aspen groves with great views.


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9.8

Miles

15.8

KM

Singletrack

9,486' 2,891 m

High

8,814' 2,686 m

Low

1,001' 305 m

Up

755' 230 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Motos allowed July 1 through Labor Day.

Description

Buck Trail can be ridden in either direction, but is best ridden as a loop along with trails on the south side of Highway 90. About 30 minutes from Montrose, this area provides an escape from the summer heat. Best in late spring through early fall, it's a wonderful place to enjoy the fall colors.

There are a few fun descents with root hopping and rock dodging. The climbs are not too strenuous, but some are pretty loose because the trail is shared with motorbikes.

Start at the trailhead off of Hwy 90 near the forest boundary. The trail drops quickly and some of the more technical riding is near the start. Buck Trail works its way north and then curves back south. There are a few aspen groves and singletrack sections through open fields. Head right when you reach the doubletrack section near the Powerline trail and the end near Hwy 90 is close by.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tim Judkins

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#2

in Montrose

#12957

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  3.8 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Montrose

#1,307

in Colorado

#12,957

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Photos

Beginning of South Buck. Lots of loose rocks to come!
Jun 15, 2020 near Norwood, CO
Buck Trail singletrack.
Aug 23, 2016 near Montrose, CO
Buck Spur
Jun 16, 2013 near Montrose, CO
Sunset through aspen
Aug 22, 2013 near Montrose, CO
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Check-Ins

Jun 28, 2023
Alex Garhart
Road clockwise from west intersection with 90. ~20 fallen trees, loose on many descents and climbs. 11.7mi
Jul 1, 2019
Chad Kline
May 26, 2018
David Nixon
11.2mi
Jul 22, 2016
Ross Swanson
Day before Yeti Tribe 2016 ride. Take the Buck spur to do the full loop 16mi
Jul 21, 2016
Chris Beveridge
Amazing trail 18mi — 2h 41m
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