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69 mi 111 km of trail 1 Featured Hike

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Favorite A beautiful day makes our trek along Rich Creek all the better.
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Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Loop

12.3 mi 19.8 km • Loop • 1,921 ft Ascent 585.38 m Ascent

(22) Buena V…, CO

Trails in Buffalo Peaks Wilderness - 11

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11.8 mi 19.0 km #1Pine Creek Trail #1467
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
11.8 mi 19.0 km Buena Vista, CO
6.8 mi 10.9 km #2Rich Creek Trail #616
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
6.8 mi 10.9 km Buena Vista, CO
11.0 mi 17.6 km #3Tumble Creek Trail #617
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
11.0 mi 17.6 km Buena Vista, CO
5.3 mi 8.6 km #4Sheep Creek Trail (FST 645)
Intermediate
Fairplay, CO
Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.6 km Fairplay, CO
4.2 mi 6.7 km #5Twelvemile Trail (FST 684)
Intermediate
Fairplay, CO
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.7 km Fairplay, CO
16.2 mi 26.1 km #6Salt Creek Trail #618
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
16.2 mi 26.1 km Buena Vista, CO
4.4 mi 7.0 km #7Buffalo Ridge Trail #1470
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.0 km Leadville, CO
5.1 mi 8.2 km #8Low Pass Trail #1518
Intermediate/Difficult
Leadville, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
5.1 mi 8.2 km Leadville, CO
3.2 mi 5.1 km #9Twobit Gulch Trail #1446
Intermediate
Leadville, CO
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Leadville, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #10Ridgeview Trail #656
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Buena Vista, CO
0.5 mi 0.9 km #11Ridgeview Spur #656.A
Easy
Buena Vista, CO
Easy
0.5 mi 0.9 km Buena Vista, CO

Photos of Buffalo Peaks Wilderness - 8

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A beautiful day makes our trek along Rich Creek all the better.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
Early summer flowers.
Sep 8, 2017 near Fairplay, CO
Aspen forests adorn the trail.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
Enjoy this pleasant view when looking south across the Rough and Tumbling Creek meadows.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
East and West Buffalo Peaks rise above the wilderness.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
Multiple small, cascading waterfalls flow along Rough And Tumbling Creek.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
West Buffalo Peak from above Tumble Creek. Three miles from end of loop going counterclockwise.
Jul 16, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
Expect to see iron-saturated water in the area.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO

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