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Buffalo Cabin Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
51% Runnable
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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Aug 6, 2015
johnny blades

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Lots of mountain goats.
Nov 3, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
The cradle of Frisco, Silverthorne, and Lake Dillon Reservoir.  Well worth the climb.
Nov 3, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
Top of Buffalo looking northwest towards the Red Peaks.
Nov 3, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
Finally exiting the tree line on the way up.
Nov 3, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
Old worn down foundation of cabin on the way up Buffalo Mountain.
Nov 3, 2016 near Silvert…, CO
Taking a short break in the midst of the huge boulder field. Dillon Reservoir glitters in the distance.
Nov 3, 2016 near Silvert…, CO

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