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Buffehr Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 95' 29 m
Descent: -1,145' -349 m
High: 10,060' 3,066 m
Low: 9,010' 2,746 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)

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An enjoyable descent down a ridgeline with nice aspens and views.

Megan W

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Closed April 15 to June 20

Runner Notes

The last half mile is rutted and steep.

Description

This trail is best done in the downhill direction as part of a loop. The descent begins gradually from the junction with Red and White Mountain Road, popping in and out of meadows which afford views across the valley towards Vail. The forested ridgeline alternates aspen groves and dense evergreen stands. The downhill plunge over the last hill towards the highway is challenging but beautiful. Note: bikes are allowed on this trail.

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#14

in Vail

#17148

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#14

in Vail

#1,528

in Colorado

#17,148

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Starting the descent, with views of Vail and the Gore Range.
Mar 23, 2015 near Vail, CO
Cool view of Vail.
Mar 23, 2015 near Vail, CO

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