Buffalo Creek

Located an hour west of Denver, the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area features smooth, rolling singletrack and lots of variety. The diverse trail system meanders through areas unaffected by fire, as well as surreal, barren landscapes still rebounding from past forest fires. These are among the best trails in the greater Denver region. You will enjoy mountain views, majestic rock formations, great downhills, smooth roller coasters, and almost all singletrack!

COMBA partners with our friends at the South Platte Ranger District of the Pike National Forest to maintain and build trails and provide volunteer patrollers in Buffalo Creek. Click here for the Buffalo Creek Trailwork Plan. 

Below are the trail maintenance work dates for 2016 at Buffalo Creek.  Please make sure to check the COMBA calendar at www.comba.org/calendar or click on the links below  for details, to volunteer and information regarding any updates or changes.

COMBA looks forward to your continued support of the Buffalo Creek Trails!

 

Check out our projects at Buffalo Creek below: 

Trail Adopter Program

The Buffalo Creek Trail System is a collection of 20 trails; most of them within the USFS managed Pike Forest, a large undertaking indeed for one person to manage. To more efficiently maintain these trails, COMBA is putting into practice a “Trail Adopter” program modeled after similar successful implementations by other organizations. James Kovaly will remain as the overall Trail Coordinator for...Read more

2016 Buffalo Creek Trail Work Plans

Much work has been done on the Buffalo Creek Trail System in the past few years, including three new trail builds: Blackjack, Raspberry Ridge, and Little Scraggy East. The Buffalo Creek Trails are considered one of the top 3 trail systems in the country – but more effort is needed to keep them on the podium! I regularly receive questions and feedback regarding current and future plans for Buffalo...Read more
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Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday #2

Saturday
17
Sep, 2016

Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday #2

COMBA volunteer work day. Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack trails repair. Staging area (tentative) is Buck Gulch TH on FS552.

Skipper and Homestead Trails Repair Workday

Saturday
13
Aug, 2016

Skipper and Homestead Trails Repair Workday

COMBA volunteer work day. Skipper and Homestead trails repair.  Staging area (tentative) is Buck Gulch TH on FS552.

Little Scraggy Trail Workday and Ribbon Cutting

Saturday
16
Jul, 2016

Little Scraggy Trail Workday and Ribbon Cutting

COMBA volunteer work day and Little Scraggy Ribbon Cutting. Little Scraggy Trail finish-up on new section. Staging area (tentative) is Kelsey Campground on Hwy 126.

Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday

Saturday
11
Jun, 2016

Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack Trails Repair Workday

COMBA volunteer work day. Buck Gulch/Strawberry Jack trails repair. Staging area is Pine Valley Ranch Park off hwy 126 in Pine, CO. 
 

Buffalo Creek Colorado Trail Repair Workday

Saturday
21
May, 2016

Buffalo Creek Colorado Trail Repair Workday

COMBA Volunteer work day. Colorado Trail repair (segment 3 from Nice Kitty TH up to Buffalo Creek TH at FS550). Staging area (tentative) is Meadows Group campground. Addt'l volunteers from CTF (Colorado Trails Foundation) will be working with us.

2015 Little Scraggy Trail Construction Update

2014 was a phenomenal year for COMBA’s construction efforts on Little Scraggy trail. We completed the 5.5 miles on the east side and the 0.5 mile Kelsey Campground loop, adding a total of 6 miles on new trail to the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area. All users are welcome but these trail are designed and built by and for mountain bikers and the reviews have been excellent. But not to rest on our...Read more

Sold out: Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Building, September 12

Saturday
12
Sep, 2015

Sold out: Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Building, September 12

This summer’s trail work has been a huge success. We completed about 2.0 miles of new trail through some fairly rugged terrain. Since we all want more and better trails, we’ll be back at it again on September 12th. All work will be done by hand which involves the use of simple hand tools. There’s no experience needed.

BUFFALO CREEK, LITTLE SCRAGGY TRAIL WORK, July 18th

Saturday
18
Jul, 2015

BUFFALO CREEK, LITTLE SCRAGGY TRAIL WORK, July 18th

Our June trail work weekend was another huge success. We completed about 0.8 miles of new trail including some impressive rock work. Our next build day is Saturday, July 18th. All work is done by hand involving using simple hand tools. There’s no experience needed. We provide the tools and guidance so come join us and help us build more trail and better trails.

Recap Beginner Ride #1, Buffalo Creek

COMBA Board Member, Peter Fathallah, led the beginner ride in Buffalo Creek last month, and he had a fantastic turnout of 17 mountain bikers. A huge thanks to BikeSource for providing demo bikes and to mother nature for having the weather cooperate. Are you new to mountain biking and our incredible Colorado trails? COMBA hosts a monthly beginner ride May through September. Join COMBA on a...Read more
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Buffalo Creek Trail Build, June 13-14

Saturday
13
Jun, 2015

Buffalo Creek Trail Build, June 13-14

Join us for a trail build weekend at Buffalo Creek, Saturday and Sunday 13-14. Our May trail work weekend was a huge success! We completed about 0.5 miles of new trail through some fairly rugged terrain.

Beginner Ride #3, Bear Creek July 18th

Saturday
18
Jul, 2015

Beginner Ride #3, Bear Creek July 18th

The monthly beginner ride is Saturday, July 18th at Bear Creek Lake Park, located in Morrison at 8:00 am in the parking lot off of Rooney Road, and will ride into the park. Please print the attached 

Buffalo Creek Trail Build, May 2-3, 2015

Saturday
2
May, 2015

Buffalo Creek Trail Build, May 2-3, 2015

The May 2-3 trail work day is full and we are not accepting new registrations. Please consider volunteering for another weekend event.

Little Scraggy East Trail is Officially Open!

The Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) is pleased to announce the official opening of a new five and a half mile section of trail in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area of the Pike National Forest. Built by a collaborative effort of COMBA volunteers in partnership with professional trail builders, the new Little Scraggy East Trail connects the Colorado Trail to Kelsey Campground opening the...Read more
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