Buffalo Cabin Trail

 5 votes

2.3 Miles 3.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

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

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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Jun 16, 2017
Ricardo Herms
Above 10300, the actual trail does not follow the track in this app. Still lots of snow. Enjoy the ride down, sliding on the snow 5.5mi
Apr 15, 2017
Sandy Schweitzer
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
Jul 4, 2015
Amanda Wieland
July 4th weekend

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Minor Issues 19 days ago
Muddy, Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - Up near the pass snow was about knee deep and a little slippery. Other side of the pass was much worse (gore trai...
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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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