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Date Monday  9/16/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Buffalo Mtn 12,777'* Gore Wilderness
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Carol Munch
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 5.5
Elevation Gain 3000
Driving Distance 114


Buffalo Mountain is located in the Gore Wilderness near Silverthorn.  This trail winds through a lodgepole pine forest without much elevation gain for .4 miles before a couple of old log cabins and our trail up Buffalo Peak.  Here switchbacks will take us through the piine forest as we have serious elevation gain to scree fields.  We then hit the boulder yard and follow cairns up the side.  Following the boulders, we come out at an alpine meadow, but before long, return to scree to reach the summit.

The valley below shows mountain ranges near Vail and more distant, with alpine lake down below.

We will meet at the BB section of the Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride off the Morrison Exit of I70 at 6:30 for a no later than 6:45 start.

We take I70 to exit 205 Silverthorne/Dillon and travel north on Hwy 9 to the first traffic light.  Turn left on Wildernest Road, staying left.  In 3.6 miles, Wildernest Road becomes Ryan Gulch Road, passing many condos.  We arrive at the large trailhead parking and take the Buffalo Cabin Trailhead.

For more info Contact

Carol Munch



I will send out weather information as we get closer to the hike

Remember to bring your 10 essentials, and I will let you know about any other equipment as we get closer.  

We will have the option of stopping on the way home for a social stop, not mandatory.



This is a Bobcat trip. The Bobcats’ mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips for our mostly age 50+ constituents. We don’t have dues or elections and we invite all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip. To join our free mailing list and become a Bobcat write or call CMC Membership Services at or (303) 279-3080.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.