Buffalo Cabin Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,969' 905 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 12,731' 3,881 m
Low: 9,763' 2,976 m
GradeAvg Grade: 24% (13°)
Max Grade: 70% (35°)
Current trail conditions
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“Thick forested trail to get you either to the Summit of Buffalo or towards South Willow Falls.”— Matthew Coye
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!
Land Manager: USFS - White River National Forest Office