Buffalo Creek Trails
Located an hour west of Denver, the Buffalo Creek trail system features smooth, rolling singletrack and lots of variety. The area has been damaged by forest fires recently, but you'll witness nature's ability to rebuild itself. The diverse trail system meanders through areas unaffected by fire, as well as surreal, barren landscapes still rebounding. These are among the best trails in the greater-Denver region. You¹ll enjoy mountain views, majestic rock formations, great downhills, smooth roller coasters, and almost all singletrack.
Location: Buffalo Creek Trails, Pine, Colorado
Directions: From the Denver foothills, drive west up Highway 285 past Conifer to Pine Junction. Take a left (southeast) onto County Road 126 (Pine Valley Road) and continue 5.5 miles toward the town of Pine. Take a right onto Crystal Lake Road and follow it to the parking lot.
Map: Buffalo Creek Trails
Best Season: Spring might be wet, summer and fall best
Camping: Lone Rock Campground (no website), 303-647-2350 or Meadows Creek
Epic Ride Length: 20 miles
Altitude: 7,000-9,000 feet
Terrain: Fast, flowing singletrack with sections of technical rock
Host Club: Colorado Mountain Bike Association