Buffalo Mountain

Silverthorne, Colorado 80498

Buffalo Mountain

Buffalo Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"The huge granite dome called Buffalo Mountain towers above Dillon Reservoir and the towns of Silverthorne and Frisco. Such an imposing mountain attracts climbers, and over the years people scrambled up, creating “climbers’ trails” to the summit.

Buffalo Mountain now boasts a summit trail that, while still difficult, is much more hiker and environmentally friendly. “Still difficult” means a 23 percent grade for 0.6 mile through a boulder field. The climb is well worth the effort for the views, beautiful tundra flowers, and a chance to see the mountain goat family that grazes on the high slopes."

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Trail Information

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3,017 feet
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Skill Level
3-7 hours
USDA Forest Service, Dillon Ranger District, 680 Blue River Pkwy., Silverthorne; (970) 468-5400; www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver; www.dillonrangerdistrict.com
Local Contacts
USGS Vail Pass and Frisco; Nat Geo Trails Illustrated 108 Vail/ Frisco/Dillon; Latitude 40˚ Summit County Trails; USFS White River National Forest map
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Sep 2018