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blueBlack Buffalo Cabin Trail

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2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,969' 905 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 12,731' 3,881 m
Low: 9,763' 2,976 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 24% (13°)
Max Grade: 70% (35°)

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

Matthew Coye

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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Jul 8, 2019
Zach Randall
still snow higher up there 4mi — 2h 30m
Jun 29, 2019
aikibujin
With Polar. Unfortunately, the talus field is too hard for her, so we did not summit.
May 12, 2019
Stephen Pack
2mi
Jan 1, 2019
Mike Taylor
Oct 28, 2018
George Privon
Partway up
Sep 11, 2018
David Janssens
Sep 8, 2018
R Lee
Jul 28, 2018
Leon Camacho

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  4.5 from 15 votes

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#48

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#279

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