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!

Below are the trail maintenance work dates for 2017 at Buffalo Creek.  Please make sure to click on the links below (to Yazda) and register for each date that you are interested in. Once registered, you will be notified of any changes or cancellations.

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

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

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

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

Little Scraggy Trail Construction Update

On Friday, August 8th, we were joined by 24 employees of Oppenheimer Funds as part of their corporate volunteer program. Trail building is a little out of the norm for their volunteer program but they decided to give it a go this year and we’re glad they did. The volunteers weren’t quite sure what they were getting themselves into but based on the laughter, stories and good natured teasing at the...Read more

Little Scraggy Trail Building Re-Cap, June 14-15, 2014

A huge thank you to the 33 volunteers that joined us over the weekend to help complete close to another mile of trail. We are making great progress on Little Scraggy trail but we still have a long way to go to meet our goal of completing the east side this summer. Also, major kudos to the great folks at Trve Brewing for providing several flavors of their tasty offerings for the weekend. And did I...Read more

The Front Range Mountain Bike Patrol needs Volunteers

The Front Range Mountain Bike Patrol needs assistance in Buffalo Creek! If you can assist on these date, please send an email to Chad : June 28-29 July 12 Aug 9-10 Aug 30 Do you have what it takes? First and foremost, you must be interested in riding your bike, having a good time and helping others. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old, be an enthusiastic, but not necessarily, an expert...Read more

2013: Donate to COMBA this Holiday Season!

With the Giving Season upon us, we hope your gifting plans include COMBA! Through your generous donations, we are able to plan and build more trail, which is something we all want. Thanks so much for a great 2013 and we’ll be looking for you next year on one of our trail projects! Our current weather has halted COMBA’s trail work for now but November was an extremely productive month. Gil...Read more

Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail Work, Saturday, October 26, 2013

REGISTER ONLINE! We are back and on Saturday, October 26th , we’ll continue our work on the newest trail in Buffalo Creek. We finished about half of the Kelsey Campground loop on our last work day and our goal is to finish it before the snow flies. Time permitting, we’ll continue north working on the Little Scraggy loop. The main tread is already cut, so our focus will be finishing the trail...Read more

Buffalo Creek Little Scraggy Trail Approved; Trail Work September 14, 2013

UPDATE: Due to the sketchy weather forecast for Sunday, we are canceling Sunday's trail work, but we will still be working on Saturday (tomorrow) and will have a light breakfast and the post-work BBQ for the volunteers. You are welcome to camp this evening but we will be closing the campground when we are done Saturday afternoon. I hope you will still join us for tomorrow's trail work and I look...Read more
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