Buffalo Creek (Little Scraggy TH)
Directions: Heading south on US 285 from Denver proceed to Pine Junction and head left at the stoplight. Travel down the road a little more than six miles. Head through Pine but right before you start heading uphill pullover at the Forest Service Station and park. From here, ride up the long hill that is paved until you get to the parking lot for Buffalo Creek Recreation Area. It will be on your right, way up at the top of the hill. The Actual Trail head is at the end of the first Parking turnout and to the left. Do not take the Trail at the bottom of the parking area, it leads back to the road you just came up.
Length: As far as you want to go
Type: Various Loops | Single Track | Fire Roads
Overview: Mostly single track, there are some old logging roads and such that can be ridden, but we didn't take any of these. The single track is a mixture of a lot of different surfaces. In some places we rode in sand and in others it was nice and packed. We did not run across to much loose rock except on a couple of the downhill's and climbs. There is some climbing involved on this trail, not really hard stuff but you will know its there. This is part of the Colorado Trail so from what the locals told me you can make this thing about as long as you want. It is a nice trail with some of the prettiest scenery around and it is easy to get caught up in the surroundings here. We only rode a small section of the trail, but what we did ride was really a nice trail, I could have done with out the sand. I hate ridding in sand. This trail has a little of everything from gentle flowing ups and downs, to loose climbs and fast downhill's. However I did think it was a bit far to drive for what it had to offer. I don't think I would go there again unless I had no where else to ride or unless I was going to be going that way.
Recommended Route: Ride out of Buffalo Creek. Park near the Forest Service Work Station on 126 near the intersection of 543/Buffalo Creek Road. Get on 543 and follow the creek southwest to 725- Shinglemill, 724- Morrison Creek or 723- Tramway. All three trails on your left and climb to the Colorado Trail- 1776. Take the CT to 543 and turn right on the road, head over to 550 and make a left to Gashouse Gulch. Follow the signs, check the map. Take 726- Gasehouse Gulch to 727- Baldy to 730- Miller Gulch. From there you can keep going on Miller or access 728- Homestead to finish on 730- Sandy Wash. Once you return to the creek and 543 coast back to your car.
Rating: I would have to say this trail is for an advanced beginner to advanced rider. I don't think a novice would have a real fun time on this trail.
Onsite Amenities: Restrooms
Lodging: Sorry no recommendations.
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