The Buffalo Creek trail in Pine, Colorado doesn't disappoint. It features a varied mix of climbing and descending on open singletrack from top to bottom.
The climb on Buffalo Creek road is nice and steady as it follows the stream up. Baldy trail takes you through some burned out sections of forest and over a short stretch of slickrock as you near the top of the climb (about 1000 feet by the time it's all done). The singletrack downhills on this trail are amazing, especially Charlie's Cutoff with more slickrock sections and some hairy turns through some cool rock formations. Sandy Wash has some nice banked turns and some technical sections near the top (parts of this go through some more burned out forest sections). When you're back down to the road you'll be amazed at how much downhill you got out of that easy little climb. Awesome, you gotta try this trail!
From Denver head south-west on highway 285, to the intersection with highway 126 at pine junction going south. Follow the signage at the town of Pine to go west on a paved side street to the parking lot at the Pine Valley Ranch. From there follow the trail over the wooden bridge to where in curves south and heads up buck gulch. From Colorado Springs go west on highway 24 to Woodland Park, turn north on highway 67 and follow to Deckers. At Deckers to over the bridge and continue north on highway 126 to the town of Pine. The area is also accesible from the south buffalo creek rd. off 126 just south of the community of Buffalo Creek. This road is also well marked.
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