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Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

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Recommended Routes in Buffalo Peaks Wilderness - 1

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Favorite Aspen forests adorn the trail.
Intermediate

Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Loop

12.3 mi 19.8 km 1,921' Up 585.38 m Up 1,917' Down 584.31 m Down

Buena V…, CO

Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Running

  • 82 Miles 131 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Buffalo Peaks Wilderness - 11

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4.4 mi 7.0 km #1Buffalo Ridge Trail #1470
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
Leadville, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #2Pine Creek Trail #1467
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
11.0 mi 17.6 km #3Tumble Creek Trail #617
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
5.3 mi 8.6 km #4Sheep Creek Trail (FST 645)
Intermediate
Fairplay, CO
Intermediate
Fairplay, CO
6.8 mi 10.9 km #5Rich Creek Trail #616
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
3.2 mi 5.1 km #6Twobit Gulch Trail #1446
Intermediate
Leadville, CO
Intermediate
Leadville, CO
4.2 mi 6.7 km #7Twelvemile Trail (FST 684)
Intermediate
Fairplay, CO
Intermediate
Fairplay, CO
16.2 mi 26.1 km #8Salt Creek Trail #618
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
5.1 mi 8.2 km #9Low Pass Trail #1518
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
Leadville, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #10Ridgeview Trail #656
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
0.5 mi 0.9 km #11Ridgeview Spur #656.A
Easy
Buena Vista, CO
Easy
Buena Vista, CO

Photos of Buffalo Peaks Wilderness - 10

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Drone footage of the morning fog over the marshland about 7 miles in. Trail can be seen to the right.
Aug 30, 2020 near Buena V…, CO
Drone footage - sun on the water looking north up the valley about 7 miles in (counter-clockwise).  Trail in the lower right.
Aug 30, 2020 near Buena V…, CO
Early summer flowers.
Sep 8, 2017 near Fairplay, CO
Aspen forests adorn the trail.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
Enjoy this pleasant view when looking south across the Rough and Tumbling Creek meadows.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
East and West Buffalo Peaks rise above the wilderness.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
Multiple small, cascading waterfalls flow along Rough And Tumbling Creek.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
West Buffalo Peak from above Tumble Creek. Three miles from end of loop going counterclockwise.
Jul 16, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
Expect to see iron-saturated water in the area.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO
A beautiful day makes our trek along Rich Creek all the better.
Feb 18, 2017 near Buena V…, CO