Tumble Creek Trail #617
ElevationAscent: 1,767' 539 m
Descent: -1,757' -535 m
High: 11,353' 3,460 m
Low: 9,981' 3,042 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“A trail with varied terrain and lots of water.”— Joshua Wells
There are lots of great spots to pitch a tent once you get over the ridge and if you're feeling up to it, this trail leads you right past a great place to bushwhack to the top of West Buffalo Peak. There is no official trail to the top so if that is your goal, you just need to find a good ridge and run up it.
As you go across the meadows, there can be many small stream crossings (depending on time of year) and you just have to get creative on how to best cross them. Most have narrow sections where you can jump across.
Once you get to the fork with Rich Creek Trail, the signs will direct you to the east and you'll find the remainder of the trail to gradually descend through forests, along streams, and past several interesting rock features. Right before you get to the end, there is one more ridge you have to climb, which can be a nuisance if you're tired. The ridge is covered in beautiful aspens though and it is still very enjoyable.
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