Buffalo Cabin Trail

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2.3 Miles 3.8 Kilometers


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2,979' 908 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

12,742' 3,884 m

High

9,763' 2,976 m

Low

24%

Avg Grade (14°)

61%

Max Grade (32°)

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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

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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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Mar 14, 2016
Gaby Arismendi
Aug 9, 2015
H. Q.
About 4 miles roundtrip, we're from out-of-state so our ascent and descent times were slow at best, lol. Awesome climb though! 4mi — 8h 00m

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You must haved missed trail from cabin. The trails does bring you to scree field. Hiked it today no problem. Oct 10, 2016


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


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.. https://www.strava.com/segments/2296910?filter=overall Nov 4, 2016


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