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Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, CO

US Forest Service

Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, encompassing 41,232 acres, was congressionally designated in 1993. It get its name from the thirteen thousand foot Buffalo Peaks located 15 miles southwest of Fairplay, Colorado...[more]

Address

CO

Directions

Trailhead access from Highway 24 (west) near Buena Vista and Granite Colorado:

  • End of Hayden Gulch Road (Forest Service Road 396) - 4-wheel drive access only. 
  • End of Low Pass Road (Forest Service Road 149) - 4-wheel drive access only.
  • Four Mile Trailhead (Chaffee County Road 375) - 4-wheel drive necessary for last 1 mile of road.

Trailhead access from Highway 285 (east) near Fairplay, Colorado:

Maps

Topo maps

Forest Service Topography Maps: These maps overlay Forest Service assets, such as roads, trails, and campgrounds, on USGS's topographic maps. They are available for download by quadrangle.

Buy maps online

National Forest Store:  Offers Pike and San Isabel National Forest maps for purchase online or by phone, fax, and mail.

Wilderness.net

Go to Wilderness.net for additional maps and information about Wilderness.

Activities
  • HORSE CAMPING HORSE CAMPING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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