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Buffalo Cabin Trail

 11 votes

2.4 Miles 3.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

2,969' 905 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

12,731' 3,881 m

High

9,763' 2,976 m

Low

24%

Avg Grade (13°)

70%

Max Grade (35°)

All Clear

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Thick forested trail to get you either to the Summit of Buffalo or towards South Willow Falls.

Matthew Coye

Overview

Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Wildlife

Description

Follow the signs at the beginning of this trail for Buffalo Cabin Trail, then branch off to the right for South Willow Falls Crossover, or continue on Buffalo to the summit of Buffalo Mountain.

The trail stays inside the dense trees until you climb closer to treeline. Once above 11,800 you enter the scree field. This will take some maneuvering over many loose rocks, keep your eyes peeled for the cairns leading you to the summit.

Once at the top, take in a great view of the Dillon Reservoir and Summit County! There's some fun scrambling on the summit that will take you to the further point, which is not actually the true summit. You already hit the true summit at 12,777!

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H. Q.  
Definitely no defined trail on the boulderfield other than cairns, but there's definitely a trail that leads you up from the old cabin ruins to the boulderfield. Awesome hike! Nov 3, 2016
Matthew Coye
Frisco, Colorado
Matthew Coye   Frisco, Colorado
There certainly is a defined trail up there! People have been building cairns on the scree like its going out of style. The strava segment still covers the true trail if you take some time to look for the best trail, did it again this summer and found the correct one. But I've also been on top of Buff quite a few times.. strava.com/segments/2296910… Nov 4, 2016
Sarah C  
At the top of treeline, you come to a giant cairn. Turn RIGHT to go BEHIND the cairn (do not continue on the dirt trail to the left of the cairn!) to begin navigating the boulder / scree field. After the boulder field, expect about 0.25mi more to the summit, where mountain goats are. Navigating the boulder field is tough -- follow the cairns as best you can. Jul 24, 2017

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