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Buffer Creek Trail

Average Rating:    (2.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

The trail is very fun. It is fast, technical in some spots and almost all downhill. Small drops on the swichbacks, loose rocks etc...
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Latitude
39.648261674537906
Longitude
-106.39606475830078
Trail Directions
From downtown Vail under the highway (I-70) to the frontage road go up Red Sandstone road for a while. Take the Red and White road until you get to a clearing on top of the mountain. Take the trail on the right, it will meet up with the road and continue on the 98% downhill trail. You can come out on Buffer Creek road or back on Red Sandstone road. There are maps at some of the trail heads.
Trail Length
6-8 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Vail
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 2, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: timod ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We normally do it as a climb after first starting out from the North Trail parking lot . Ridden as such it is called "Suffehr". From there we climb around Lost Lake, and descend either Son of Middle Creek or Spraddle Creek. Somewhat big ride. I can't believe all the east slopers complaining. It's a pretty good trail that accesses a lot of other higher up terrain. Its a must for us a few times a year after the Elk calving season has ended.



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Review Date
October 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 8.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Darrell , from Arvada

Summary:
If DH is your bag, then there are a few trails down. If your a Cross Country rider, forget it. Vail has coverd up most all cross country single track. If your looking to ride sweet single track don't wast your time or money in Vail!

Recommended Route:
Take your DH bike and use the lift up. Cross country trails. The over used service road, up and back down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any other place than Vail. You can find the best Cross Country riding right in the Great little town of Winter Park. Their you will find some sweet single track. Winter Park, Fraser Valley has over 600 miles of sweet trails. Winter Park also runs the best Mountain Bike Race Series around. So if it's Cross Country your looking for, Look no farther than Winter Park.



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Review Date
October 3, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dank , from boulder, co

Summary:
the fire road to the singletrack is long, but not steep. a good warmup for the awesome downhilling. this is a great trail! pretty techy and fast but not super steep with a nice long section with 1-2' drops every 20' or so. fun, fun, fun!!!

Recommended Route:
follow the above directions.



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Review Date
February 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Brent , from Boulder, CO

Summary:
The first portion of this trail includes some fun double and singletrack through stands of aspen. As you begin to crest the ridge and descend the southern face, the trail becomes a steep eroded series of switchbacks. Your seat should be somewhere up around your chin for this stretch. This is a highly technical section. I am not a huge fan of the trail overall, but it's worth checking out if you're bored with some of Vail's better singletrack offerings.

Recommended Route:
See above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Son of Middle Creek, Lineshack, Two Elk, Lost Lake, Whiskey Creek.



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