Pathfinder | 110 pts
A beautiful trail, though access was more complicated than the guidebook suggests. As of 6/2005 the gate was still closed on Hwy 18 to access the lower trailhead, adding 2 miles [there's another way around via back roads, which I didn't use]; the upper trailhead at Buffalo Park is also inaccessible via FR 100 from Rabbit Ears Pass due to road damage, so I had to drive from the southern end near Kremmling, 16 miles down the dirt road. After getting to the trail and arranging a shuttle, however, the hike was marvelous, mostly level with a few ups and downs, lovely meadows, some old mining ruins. Four separate creek crossings (one up to my chest); this might be a good hike to bring water socks in the backpack.