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American Bison Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.4 (5)

Circumnavigate Genessee Mountain with stunning views of the Divide.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

94%

Runnable

8,098' 2,468 m

High

7,954' 2,425 m

Low

48' 15 m

Up

182' 55 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This is not too technical, just be aware that you are running on a sideways slant for most of the time.

Description

This trail touches both the north and south faces of Genessee Mountain, and boy are they different! As you go around on the western slope, there are some stunning views of Mt. Evans as well as the Continental Divide. You can also get very close to the buffalo herd enclosure. This trail is mostly non-technical, and if you are starting at the Buffalo Herd Overlook off of I-70 and going up, there are restrooms and a fantastic view at the top of the mountain. See the connecting Genesee Summit Trail to get to the top.

Flora & Fauna

Bison!

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Keeny with improvements by Rick Zieser and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 5 votes

#2

in Genesee Park

#21769

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  3.4 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Genesee Park

#1,754

in Colorado

#21,769

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Photos

View of the Divide due west.
Nov 9, 2016 near Genesee, CO
View all the way to Mt. Evans to the west.
Nov 9, 2016 near Genesee, CO
Running on the north side, about to circle around to the west.
Nov 9, 2016 near Genesee, CO
Views of Mt. Evans on Genesee Trail.
Jun 5, 2019 near Genesee, CO
Front Range peaks seen in the distance.
Feb 17, 2018 near Genesee, CO

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Jan 6, 2018
Quentin Perrot
did the big loop twice plus this little one... 9.5mi