Buchanan Pass Trail 910

Lyons, Colorado

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The nonmotorized Buchanan Pass Trail 910 takes you gently uphill through thick forest north of Middle Saint Vrain Creek and into high meadows with beautiful vistas of the Continental Divide. This hike is featured as access to explore the area. Past the 4.5-mile turnaround, you can hike any of several di?erent trails to the Saint Vrain Glaciers—Red Deer Lake, Saint Vrain Mountain, Beaver Creek Trail, or Buchanan Pass-that traverse the Divide. As a day hike, you can enjoy big rock outcroppings at mile 2.1 and the broad meadows and creekside stops just before the Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary.

Buchanan Pass Trail 910 Professional Review and Guide

"The nonmotorized Buchanan Pass Trail 910 takes you gently uphill through thick forest north of Middle Saint Vrain Creek and into high meadows with beautiful vistas of the Continental Divide. This hike is featured as access to explore the area.

Past the 4.5-mile turnaround, you can hike any of several di?erent trails to the Saint Vrain Glaciers—Red Deer Lake, Saint Vrain Mountain, Beaver Creek Trail, or Buchanan Pass-that traverse the Divide. As a day hike, you can enjoy big rock outcroppings at mile 2.1 and the broad meadows and creekside stops just before the Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary."

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Lyons
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 1,080 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 to 4.5 hours
Season: Best June through early October.
Local Contacts: Roosevelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Avenue, Boulder; 303-541-2500; www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/arp/recreation
Local Maps: USGS Allenspark and Isolation Peak; National Geographic Trails Illustrated 102 Indian Peaks/Gold Hill; Latitude 40°: Boulder County Trails
Driving Directions: Directions to Buchanan Pass Trail 910

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May 2018